Everything You Need to Know About Dog Food & Nutrition

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If you’re wondering whether dogs can eat bananas or how much to feed your dog, we’ve got the answers you’re searching for. Our experts explain everything you need to know about dog nutrition.

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Dogs Eat Strawberries List
There’s nothing like strawberry season. The fresh, juicy berries make a healthy snack for you, but can your dog have strawberries, too? It’s a good question to ask, since you and your dog have different systems and nutritional needs. Read on to learn if strawberries are a safe treat for your dog.
Carrots
Can dogs have carrots? Purina experts say yes, but as with any treat, be mindful with how much you’re feeding your dog. Our experts explain how to treat your dog to this tasty vegetable to avoid digestive upset or other problems. Find out more here.
Is Xylitol Bad for Dogs?
Although a popular, low-calorie sugar substitute in products from chewing gum to pudding, xylitol can be bad for dogs. Even small amounts can cause severe, life-threatening reactions in dogs. Find out how to keep your dog safe.

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Pregnant and nursing dogs have very specific nutritional needs. That’s why special care and consideration should be taken when feeding and caring for these dogs. 

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.
Is the trendy, natural anti-inflammatory spice turmeric as beneficial for dogs as it is for humans? Our experts weigh in to answer this question and others about turmeric for dogs.
When your pets experience digestive upset, providing relief is the top priority. Click here to find out how probiotics for dogs and cats work.
Although a popular, low-calorie sugar substitute in products from chewing gum to pudding, xylitol can be bad for dogs. Even small amounts can cause severe, life-threatening reactions in dogs. Find out how to keep your dog safe.
Can dogs eat turkey? Are onions bad for dogs? What about green beans? If your dog is as excited for holiday foods as you, find out which ones he can eat and which ones to keep out of paw’s reach.
The Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO) sets the standards for pet food in the United States. Find out what AAFCO’s dog food nutrient profiles are and what it means if you see this acronym somewhere on your dog’s food label.
Learn about poultry by-product meal and how it is used in commercial dog food.
Sure, in the same way that salt is. Propylene glycol is an FDA-approved food additive that’s also in human foods like salad dressing and cake mix.
What you need to know about omega-3 fatty acids such as DHA and EPA, and how to include them in your dog’s diet.
Grain free is a popular choice for dog food owners, but is it really better than regular dog food with grains? Purina’s experts explain the differences between regular and grain-free dog food and the benefits of each.