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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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You want your puppy to chew his toys… not you, your shoes, books or furniture. Here’s how to correct problem chewing.
Talullah is a wonderful, Golden Doodle who needs some training from her family. See how professional trainer, Joanne Barrett helps this dog family grow stronger.
A puppy is a creature of habit. He needs a routine. If you leave him to come up with his own, you’re not gonna like it. Schedules are very important to your puppy. You need to schedule when to feed, exercise and take your puppy outdoors to go potty. Creating a schedule is also a great way to get your whole family involved in caring for your puppy.
Is your cat acting up, defending her territory, or otherwise being aggressive? Here are some of the reasons why this happens, and what you can do to help.
If you have a contented feline lap warmer, you've no doubt been the beneficiary of the bonus kitty massage known as "kneading."
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.
Dogs depend on us to decipher dog anxiety and make them feel safe and secure. Use these tips to help calm dog fear. After all, no dog wants to be a 'fraidy cat'.
Cats are notoriously quirky-- learn why they sit on boxes and race around at midnight.
Grass juice contains folic acid, a vitamin that supports cats’ growth and helps increase oxygen levels in their blood. If your cat is grazing, it may be because he or she is battling a dietary deficiency and is in search of this vitamin boost.
Stop your dog or cat from eating grass with 5 unique tips that will keep your pet cool, happy and occupied during the hot summer months.
Pica in cats is a condition of chewing and digesting non-food items. This might explain why your cat is licking and chewing. Learn more about dealing with pica.
Learn how to manage common behavior issues, such as scratching and spraying.