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.

Featured Dog Articles
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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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.
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.