Dog Articles

Learn the fundamentals (and more) about dog and puppy care with our comprehensive collection of articles. Purina experts cover topics like behavior, feeding, health and others, providing valuable insights on training techniques, feeding schedules, exercise routines, grooming and preventative care measures. Whether you're a new dog owner or a seasoned pro, our expert guidance can help you ensure your canine companions are happy and healthy at every stage of their lives. Check out our dog and puppy articles today.

Healthy Dog Weight

Healthy Dog Weight - How to Tell if Your Dog is Overweight

Learn more about healthy weight for dogs. Find out a better way to determine if your dog is overweight and how best to keep your dog active, healthy and happy.

Articles

Should You Get a Puppy? What You Need to Know
Should You Get a Puppy? What You Need to Know
There are a lot of things to think about and consider before you get a puppy. Learn what you should know and read a couple reasons you probably should get a puppy.
How to Keep Your Dogs Joints Healthy
How to Keep Your Dogs Joints Healthy
Joint health is important for a dog’s mobility and quality of life. Learn from Purina dog experts how to keep your dog’s joints healthy and pain free.
Senior Dog Activities to Keep Your Older Dog Healthy & Happy
Senior Dog Activities to Keep Your Older Dog Healthy & Happy
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.
Does Your Dog Have Age-Related Cognitive Decline?
Does Your Dog Have Age-Related Cognitive Decline?
Many people mistake their dog’s cognitive problems for physical problems. Find out how to tell if your dog may be having age-related cognitive decline.
How to Choose a Healthy Dog Food
How to Choose a Healthy Dog Food
Feeding a dog complete and balanced dog food is important for their health. Here are a few key factors to consider when choosing healthy dog food for your dog.
Health Benefits of Vitamin E for Dogs
Health Benefits of Vitamin E for Dogs
Vitamin E has beneficial antioxidant properties that make it good for your dog’s health. Our expert veterinarians share the many benefits of vitamin E for dogs.
How to Use Dog Treats for Training, Bonding & Rewarding
How to Use Dog Treats for Training, Bonding & Rewarding
Treats are a good way to reward, train and bond with your dog. Learn how many treats you should give your dog and the number of calories needed for their diet.
How to Read Dog Food Labels
How to Read Dog Food Labels
Your dog’s food label contains a lot of information. Read Purina’s guide to understanding your dog’s food label and how to decide which dog food is right for your dog.
Why Are Dogs Scared of Fireworks?
Why Are Dogs Scared of Fireworks?
Many dogs experience fear around loud noises, including fireworks. Find out why dogs are scared of fireworks and ways to keep them calm when firework shows are common.
Can Dogs Eat Bananas?
Can Dogs Eat Bananas?
Bananas are great sources of nutrients for humans, but can dogs eat them? Read expert veterinarian advice regarding how and when to serve bananas to your dog.
5 Games to Play With Your Dog
5 Games to Play With Your Dog
Playing games with your dog is a great form of mental and physical exercise. Learn fun games and activities you can start playing with your pooch today.
Can Dogs Eat Fruits?
Can Dogs Eat Fruits?
Can dogs eat berries? Learn which berries are healthy and safe treats for your dog, how to serve them, how often to give them, and why it may be beneficial to do so.