Dog & Cat Articles with Advice from Our Experts

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Whether you have a dog, cat or both, our experts are here with all the information and tips you need. We use our Purina expertise to cover topics like dog and cat health, nutrition, behavior, training and more. 

Dog & Cat Articles on Eating Clean & Nutrition
A raw T-bone steak may leave dog owners wondering, “Can dogs eat raw meat?
Raw Food Diets have grown in popularity, which leaves many dog owners wondering, “Can dogs eat raw meat?” While dogs can eat raw meat, that doesn’t mean they should. Learn more about feeding dogs raw meat here.
Raw Cat Diet
Wild cats live on raw meat from their prey, so are raw food diets for cats safe? Although domestic cats can eat raw meat, that may not provide all the nutrients they need. Learn more about raw diets for cats here.
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Dog food labels have a lot of information and a lot of hard-to-pronounce ingredients. This can make deciphering them overwhelming. With our expert’s help, though, you’ll learn to read dog food labels like a pro.
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Your cat’s food label is full of information, including a list of sometimes hard-to-pronounce ingredients. This makes understanding what it all means difficult. With our expert’s help, though, you’ll learn how to read cat food labels like a pro.

What is Clean Eating for Pets?

"Clean eating" means something different to everyone. One of our Purina veterinarians is here to help you understand what to look for in your pet's food so you can make a more informed decision about what's clean.

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No Artificial Flavors or Preservatives

Purina is committed to removing artificial flavors and preservatives from our pet food recipes. Over 250 of our recipes are already crafted without these artificial ingredients. 

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So you want to get away from it all this summer, but you don’t want to leave your cat behind. The good news is — with more and more places becoming pet-friendly — you can take a relaxing break and bring your cat along, too!

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.
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.
Fiercely competitive but also fun, flyball is a fast-paced canine team sport. This activity builds team camaraderie and enriches team members' bonds with their dogs.
Know how much exercise is exactly right for your dog, given his life stage and vitality
More than half the housecats in the United States are overweight or obese. And overweight cats are at a greater risk for cancer, diabetes, high blood pressure and injury, as well as heart, respiratory and kidney disease.
A good picture can make all the difference in pet adoption. Learn how you can help your local shelter provide quality photos with these professional photographer tips.
Cats can be an immense source of entertainment-- here are some starters.
Learn how to make a DIY cat wand with interchangeable toys to encourage play before feeding and enhance your cat's natural energy cycle.