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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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.

Most children love dogs. They're cute, cuddly, and oh-so-friendly. But did you know that growing up with a dog can actually benefit a child's physical and psychological development? Here are some of the many benefits of dogs being in children's lives.

Your puppy loves to explore and play, which also means he gets dirty.  See the tips from Puppyhood on when and how to bathe your furry friend.
In order to make flying with your dog safe and enjoyable, there are a few things to consider. Learn some tips for flying with your dog such as booking your flight and a checklist of items to make sure everything goes smoothly.
When you know how to keep dogs cool in summer, you can spend more time in the great outdoors with your pooch. See our expert tips for keeping dogs cool on those hot summer days, including hydration, pool time and more.

Dogs love to chew. So as owners research appropriate ways to channel this behavior, they may wonder, "Are rawhide bones bad for dogs?" Some are. But you can find rawhides that are healthy for your dog.

Whole, sliced or cubed apples make a great snack for you, but can dogs eat apples? Yes, if you take some care in how you prepare them. Keep reading to learn how to prepare apples for your dog.

Should your dog eat three meals a day like you or does he need to eat more or less frequently? The answer depends on several factors. To find out how often you should feed your dog and how to create a feeding schedule, click here.