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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Snow is exciting and new for dogs, but it comes with certain risks. Our experts offer winter safety tips for dogs in snow so they can enjoy the winter wonderland. Click here to learn more.
If you’ve ever wondered whether dogs can eat blueberries, Purina experts say yes! Find out what benefits this fruit offers and how to feed it to your dog in a safe way.
Plenty of people foods are safe—and even nutritious—for your dog. Can dogs eat cherries, though? This is one summer fruit you’re better off avoiding. See what Purina’s experts have to say here.
Dogs love people food, and there are plenty of safe options for them, but can dogs eat grapes? The answer is a resounding no. Find out why dogs can’t eat grapes and what to do if they sneak one anyway.
Can dogs eat mango? Yes, but not all parts of the mango are safe for canine consumption. Find out the safest way to feed your dog this tropical treat here.
Can dogs eat peaches? Purina experts say yes, but not without some preparation first. Find out exactly what you need to do to make this a safe and tasty treat for your dog here.
Giving a dog as a gift over the holidays is popular, so long as you do your homework first. Find out everything you should factor into your decision and the best way to give a dog as a gift here.
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.
There’s a lot of misconception around animal by-products in dog food. Many people believe they’re fillers like animal hooves and hair. In reality, they add a lot of nutrition to pet food and benefit the environment. Find out what they are and their benefits here.
Peanut butter and other nuts and seeds are high in fat and calories. Learn from expert veterinarian experts if your dog can safely eat nuts and seeds including legumes and soy.
During the summer months, when nature supplies us with an abundance of treats in the form of luscious summer fruits, you may be tempted to share these healthy indulgences with the dogs you love. But is it healthy – and safe – for dogs to eat certain fruits and berries?
Learn why corn is beneficial for dogs.