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.

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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.

Articles

  • Dogs of all shapes, sizes and colors come to New York City for three days in February to compete at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, presented by Purina® Pro Plan®.

  • This year, the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, presented by Purina® Pro Plan®, takes place on February 9th, 10th and 11th. On those three days, elite dogs from around the world come to New York City to compete for top dog.

  • Dogs come from around the world to compete in New York City at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, presented by Purina® Pro Plan®.

  • Over 2,500 dogs travel from around the world to compete at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, presented by Purina® Pro Plan®. Each of the 205 breeds falls into one of 7 American Kennel Club (AKC) Groups.

  • Thousands of dogs travel to New York City each year to compete in the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, presented by Purina® Pro Plan®.

  • Two hundred and five American Kennel Club-recognized dog breeds compete for Best In Show at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, presented by Purina® Pro Plan®.

  • Sometimes it can be hard to get a dog to eat his complete and balanced dog food. However, there is a big difference between a dog who is a finicky eater, and one who stops eating altogether. Follow these tips to make sure that your dog is getting the nutrition he needs from the proper place- his dog food.
  • The short answer: Parvo in puppies is very serious. It’s a deadly disease that is easily preventable. Parvo strikes young puppies who’ve not been vaccinated. Key point: get parvo shots for your puppy. Now.
  • Exercise and play with your puppy can lead to a happy, healthy life together. Whether your puppy is a big Great Dane or a teeny-tiny Yorkshire Terrier, he needs exercise every day.
  • Trimming your puppy’s nails takes some care. Your veterinarian can give you a good idea of when and how to cut them. You may even just want to let your veterinarian or groomer do the job.