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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A puppy is a creature of habit. He needs a routine. If you leave him to come up with his own, you’re not gonna like it. Schedules are very important to your puppy. You need to schedule when to feed, exercise and take your puppy outdoors to go potty. Creating a schedule is also a great way to get your whole family involved in caring for your puppy.
You want your puppy to chew his toys… not you, your shoes, books or furniture. Here’s how to correct problem chewing.
Your neighborhood is your safe haven for the whole family, including your puppy. Purina offers some tips on socializing your puppy to be a good neighbor.
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.
There’s a right weight range for every age and breed of dog. Excessive weight gain can mean there’s an issue with your puppy, but the cause is usually always the same: your puppy is eating too much…
There’s a right weight range for every age and breed of dog. Excessive weight gain can mean there’s an issue with your puppy, but the cause is usually always the same: your puppy is eating too much…
For your puppy, living in an apartment isn’t just having a different amount of space. It’s a different way of life. Make it easy on them… and you… with these tips.
Vitamin E is more than good for dogs—it’s essential! Vitamin E is an antioxidant that can help defend the body against free radicals in the skin and other cells. Vitamin E is also an essential, fat-soluble vitamin that is good for a dog’s immune system, muscles, heart health, liver, nerve cell membranes and healthy skin and coat. 
The number of dog food products on the shelves makes choosing one an overwhelming task. Our dog food comparison article shows you how to narrow down your options in three simple steps to help give your dog the best.
A pet emergency kit and disaster preparedness plan can help ensure you and your pet stay together in a worst-case scenario. Find out how to create your own pet disaster preparedness plan and emergency kit here.
Should you adopt one pet or two pets at the same time? It's true that adopting more than one pet requires some extra work, but you'll reap many times the rewards when you give two dogs or two cats a new home. If you have a pet that enjoys the company of another, this may be a great option for both you and your pet.
Understanding Your Pet When it's time to move into your new house, whether it's across town or across the country, your moving day checklist includes packing up your four-legged family members. And while moving with pets is a stressful time for you...it's undoubtedly just as stressful for your pets.