Dog Articles

Dog Articles

Part of caring for your dog is understanding his needs. When you need to know more about dog nutrition, health, behavior or training, turn to Purina’s experts. In the below articles you’ll find all their best information and tips so you can better care for your dog.

Featured Dog Articles
Average Dog Weight
Is there such a thing as average dog weight? According to Purina experts, an average weight or range may not be the best way to determine if your dog is at a healthy weight. Learn why here, along with what they suggest using instead.
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Do dogs need to wear seatbelts in the car? Yes, but not all dog car seatbelts are created equal. Find out how to choose one and get other dog car safety tips from our experts here.
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Adopting a dog is a big step. There are a lot of things to consider, from choosing the right dog for your lifestyle to deciding where to adopt from. Let us help you find the perfect canine companion.

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Adopting a dog is a big step. There are a lot of things to consider, from choosing the right dog for your lifestyle to deciding where to adopt from. Let us help you find the perfect canine companion.
Learn what dish is best for your dog, given his feeding habits and preferences
Discover how to create positive associations and foster friendly social interaction
Know how much exercise is exactly right for your dog, given his life stage and vitality
Playing games with your dog is about more than just physical activity. The best games for dogs also offer mental stimulation and help strengthen the bond between you and your dog. Find out which games to play with him here.
Learn specific interventions for behaviors from leash pulling to inappropriate digging
If you’re wondering why dogs are scared of thunder, there are several possibilities, including the loud noises and flashes of light. Find out some other possible causes for this fear and how to ease your dog’s storm anxiety here.
Fiercely competitive but also fun, flyball is a fast-paced canine team sport. This activity builds team camaraderie and enriches team members' bonds with their dogs.
Is your dog a picky eater? Find out how to bring excitement to mealtime by feeding your dog something with the taste, textures and aromas they love.
Dogs without proper hydration during workouts are at risk of heat stress. Learn why your dog's water requirements may double when exercising in warm temperatures.
Dogs’ paws are designed to withstand a lot of wear and tear but are not impenetrable. Learn how to check your dog for paw pad injuries.
Most dogs are good at controlling their body temperatures, except in stressful situations. Be aware of the signs of overheating in your dog so you can avoid problems.