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Tips to Keep Your Pet Safe This Summer

Summer is here and with it comes fun in the sun. It also brings severe weather, and higher temps, that can pose dangers for your pets. Our experts have put together these helpful tips to make sure your pets stay safe, comfortable, and hydrated all summer long.

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Summer Safety Articles

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If you’re wondering why 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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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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Do cats drink water? Yes, like humans and many other animals, cats need water to survive. Many cats don’t drink as much as they should, though. Find out why they need water and how to get your own kitty to drink more.
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When you know how to keep dogs cool in summer, you can spend more time in the great outdoors with your pooch. See our expert tips for keeping dogs cool on those hot summer days, including hydration, pool time and more.
Fireworks List
The noise and flashing lights are just a couple of the many reasons why dogs are scared of fireworks. When you understand the reason for your dog’s fear, it’s easier to find ways to help him stay calm. Find out how to comfort him during fireworks.
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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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  • Are dogs color blind or can they see color? Turns out, dogs can see some colors. Find out what colors dogs see and how you can help your dog better distinguish between certain colors here.
  • Cats mean so much to us. As our beloved pets, they provide us with a great deal of joy and fulfillment. And we do everything we can to make sure they’re living extraordinary lives. 

    It’s easy to forget that in addition to being our entertaining and loving pets, our cats are also incredible athletes with fascinating anatomies. By taking a closer look at our cats’ bodies, we can appreciate their extraordinary nature even more.

  • In terms of development, the first year of a cat’s life is equal to the first 15 years of a human life. After its second year, a cat is 25 in human years. And after that, each year of a cat’s life is equal to about 7 human years. and more!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • At Purina, we go to great lengths to meet rigorous quality and safety standards. We bring in experts. We advance technology. We check everything that goes into making your pet’s food thousands of times.
  • 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.
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