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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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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Short answer: Yes. Now let’s shed further light on puppy shedding.
Puppies run hotter than we humans do. It’s just a matter of degrees...
Your puppy needs regular watering. Here are some (moist) tips...
Puppy behavior and their energy levels change with time. Here are the stages.
Because a puppy is, well, a puppy—their immune system is still developing, and they chew and swallow all kinds of stuff—it’s easy to upset their tummy. Don’t let this give YOU a bellyache, too.
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.
Short answer: Usually in about ten days to two weeks.
The transition from puppyhood to adulthood can be a bit confusing. Relax. It’s a natural process…
Puppies aren’t born knowing how to respond to a leash. Teach them how with these tips.
When it comes to training: start early, keep calm, be consistent, stay positive, and repeat.
Puppy training is a great family activity and can be a bonding experience. If you take the time now, you’ll be much happier with a well-trained dog.
If your puppy scratches at the door, cries or barks excessively, goes to the bathroom in the house and/or chews things every time your family leaves the house, he may be suffering from separation anxiety.