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.

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Canine Fitness for Senior Dogs
Canine Fitness for Senior Dogs
Ready to share in some canine fitness activities with your senior dog? Here are some tips to help you get active—and stay safe—with your older pet.
Running With Your Dog: Getting Started
Running With Your Dog: Getting Started
Running is a great exercise for active dogs. But canine performance can depend on age, breed, and fitness level. Find the best high performance dog food to fuel your pet.
Hiking With Your Dog
Hiking With Your Dog
Hiking is a great way to maintain your active dogs lifestyle. However, backpacking with dogs require time and energy. Find the best dry dog food for your active dogs.
How to Help Prevent Pain From Exercise
How to Help Prevent Pain From Exercise
Exercising with your dog is a good thing to do—except when it results in pain for your pet. Here are some tips to help protect your dog from exercise-related pain.
Water Exercise for Dogs: Swimming Safely
Water Exercise for Dogs: Swimming Safely
Heading for water this summer? Remember that water exercise for dogs can be just the thing to help your pet stay active and escape the summer heat. Here’s how to do it safely.
6 Winter Safety Tips for Dogs With Active Lifestyles
6 Winter Safety Tips for Dogs With Active Lifestyles
If your family includes one of the best dog breeds for an active lifestyle, you likely spend time outdoors in winter. Here are some safety tips to help you and your dog enjoy a winter adventure.
Why Is Protein Good for Dogs?
Why Is Protein Good for Dogs?
Learn why protein is a cornerstone of your dog’s nutrition.
5 Holiday Safety Tips for Pets
5 Holiday Safety Tips for Pets
Read these holiday pet safety tips from a Purina veterinarian to keep your dogs and cats safe from plants, decor and more during the holidays.
Benefits of Turmeric for Dogs
Benefits of Turmeric for Dogs
Turmeric is a great anti-inflammatory, which can be beneficial to dogs with certain ailments. Learn when you should consider giving your dog turmeric supplements.
Dog Nutrition Basics - Essential Health Nutrients
Dog Nutrition Basics - Essential Health Nutrients
A dog’s health depends on receiving the right nutrients, from water and protein to fat and carbohydrates. Learn about your dog’s basic nutritional needs here.
6 Winter Safety Tips for Dogs in the Snow
6 Winter Safety Tips for Dogs in the Snow
Watching our dogs play in the snow always brings joy to our hearts. Read these tips to ensure that the time your dog spends playing in the snow is healthy and safe.
Halloween Pet Safety: 5 Tips & Tricks
Halloween Pet Safety: 5 Tips & Tricks
The costumes and candy can leave pets frightened or sick on Halloween. Follow these Halloween pet safety tricks and tips for a fun and safe October 31st.