October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Nearly half of all domestic abuse victims delay leaving because they don’t want
to leave their pet behind, yet as few as 10% of domestic violence shelters accept pets.
The Purple Leash Project is working to change that.

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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. 

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Pet Stress and Anxiety

If your dog is experiencing stress during storms or fireworks, there are several possibilities including sudden, loud noises or flashes of light. Explore other potential causes for your dog’s storm or firework anxiety and how to ease it here with a Purina Behavior Scientist.

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Tips to Comfort Cats and Dogs with Separation Anxiety

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.

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Pet Disaster Preparedness: Tips for Creating a Pet Emergency Kit

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.

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Why are Dogs Scared of Thunder

If you’re wondering why some dogs are scared of thunder, there are several possibilities including the loud noises and flashes of light. Find out some other possible causes for this fear and how to ease your dog’s storm anxiety here. 

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How to Keep Dogs Cool in Summer

Summertime has many people heading outside to enjoy the warm days and sunshine. If you have a dog, though, you may worry about bringing him out in the heat.

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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.
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.
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 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.
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.