While we’re all spending more time at home with our pets, help keep them active and engaged through games. Bonus—games can also brighten your mood. If you have kids at home, help strengthen the bond they share with pets—and give them a sense of purpose in these uncertain times—by involving them in your pet’s care.
When you’re stuck inside, having pets can make the time a lot more enjoyable—but can also present some challenges. Purina’s pet behaviorists share tips to keep you and your pet happy when you’re stuck inside.
Downtime at home often means pets get to bond with all the members of the family. Whether you’re returning to work or school, when it’s time to transition to a regular routine, pets struggle just like the rest of us.
Caring for a family pet is a great way to develop responsibility in kids. There are many rewarding ways to engage kids in pet care, and now is a perfect time to guide them, with these tips from Purina pet behavior experts.
Kick your feet up and let your dog help with the homework. Making your furry friend your kid’s new reading companion has measurable benefits. Let’s look at how this helps elevate your child’s reading experience.
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.
Dogs and kids share a special bond. As children grow up alongside their canine companions, they learn compassion, responsibility and more. Plus, kids with dogs are often more active. See all the benefits here.
Cats are great at relieving our stress, but they can get stressed out, too! Environmental changes, overstimulation and more can all cause your cat stress. Learn about these common stressors and how to calm your cat here.
Is your dog displaying a “bad dog” behavior that is causing you frustration? Explore the causes of common dog behaviors that trouble owners, and get advice from pet behavior experts on how to correct them.
Cats and humans share a special bond. Case in point—the meow, which they use almost exclusively to communicate with us. Purina pet behavior experts answer the questions of why do cats meow, and what those meows mean.
Playing games with your pets can help brighten your mood. Plus, games are a great way to keep pets active and can also provide them much-needed mental stimulation. Here are some fun games you can play together.
Spending extended periods of time indoors can be tedious and overwhelming for everyone, including pets. Taking time to come up with some creative enrichment activities for dogs and cats can help keep things interesting.
Indoor cats need ways to stretch and maintain their claws without damaging your house or furniture. Offer them a designated place to do this natural behavior with a DIY cat scratching post.
Cats enjoy challenges that stimulate their natural instincts—especially surrounding feeding time. Here are some DIY puzzle feeder ideas that are inexpensive and easy to build at home.
Cats are natural hunters, but indoor cats don’t always get to use those skills. Help them tap into their prey drive with a DIY wand cat toy.
Playing games with your cat will not only help keep her active, but they can also provide much-needed enrichment and mental stimulation. Not to mention, playing games together can reduce your stress and strengthen the bond you share.
Playing games with your dog is about more than just physical activity. The best games for dogs also offer mental stimulation and help strengthen the bond between you and your dog. Find out which games to play with him here.
Your dog or cat’s coat may need some extra attention if you can’t make it to the groomer. It’s also important to keep their nails trimmed. These tasks can seem daunting, but we have tips to help make them stress-free for everyone.
Cutting your dog’s nails can be intimidating, but it doesn’t have to be. Read this guide for step-by-step instructions on giving your dog a pain-free nail trim.
Regular baths are important in helping your dog look and feel his best, but they can get messy. Read these tips for a less messy, stressful bath time experience for you and your dog.
Cleaning your dog’s ears is an essential grooming task to prevent irritation and other problems. Knowing how to clean them properly is critical. Find out how to clean your dog’s ears here.
With so many Americans spending more time at home, pet adoption and fostering has increased dramatically. If you’re considering adopting or fostering—or if you’ve recently brought home a new pet—here are some tips for a smooth transition.
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.
Whether you’re adopting or fostering a new cat or kitten, it’s important to slowly introduce her to her new home and family members. This gives her time to adjust and acclimate to her new surroundings.
Bringing home a new puppy is exciting! Make sure you’re prepared with everything he’ll need, from a cute leash and collar to food and toys. See all the essentials your new puppy will need here.
If you’re adding a new puppy to your family, there are lots of things you and your family can do help him settle into his new home. Try these tips from Purina pet behavior experts to make your puppy’s transition easier.
When a new kitten joins your family, the first few weeks at home are a time of learning and discovery for everyone. These tips from Purina pet behavior experts will help you set the tone for socialization and schedules.
Our cats at home display behaviors and preferences that stretch back to their wild ancestors. Here’s some guidance from Purina pet behavior experts to help make your home more enticing for the wild feline inside your cat.
Fostering a dog can be a rewarding experience for everyone involved, but it’s important to communicate about expectations and responsibilities. Ask the shelter or rescue these questions, both about the dog and the fostering process.
Believe it or not, foster dogs and cats can peacefully coexist, but it takes some work to help ensure success. Find out whether it’s a good idea to bring home a foster dog to your cats and how to ensure a smooth transition for everyone.
While our pets at home provide much needed companionship during this critical time, other pets—and the organizations that support them—are in need of help. If you’re able and would like to support pets in need during this time of crisis, please consider making a donation to one of our charitable partners.
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