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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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.
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.
Brewer's yeast in dog food provides quality protein, essential amino acids and important vitamins. Learn more about the benefits of brewers yeast for dogs.
Fish dog food offers excellent nutrition, such as proteins, amino acids, omega-3 fatty acids and antioxidants. Learn all about the benefits of fish-based dog food.
Grain free is a popular choice for dog food owners, but is it really better than regular dog food with grains? Purina’s experts explain the differences between regular and grain-free dog food and the benefits of each.
The overuse of terms like holistic and natural when it comes to pet food can make it hard to make the best choice for your dog. Learn the difference between holistic and natural dog food here.
Do you think your puppy may be ready for adult dog food? Let's explore the variables that can determine when to switch your puppy to adult dog food.
It's important to keep your senior dog active and healthy with exercise, nutrition and mental stimulation. Learn how you can help your older dog live a long, healthy life.
Transitioning your older dog to a senior dog food can have some benefits. Learn more about the nutritional needs for your dog before you switch.
The right dog food can make a big difference for a senior dog. See how Purina Pro Plan BRIGHT MIND changed Lady's life and the lives of her owners for the better.
From puppy to adult to senior, your dog’s nutritional needs will change throughout life. Learn how to choose the best food for your senior dog.
The right dog food can make a big difference for a senior dog. Read this testimonial on how Purina Pro Plan BRIGHT MIND changed the lives of Sierra and her owners.