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 Advancements in Pet Nutrition

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Benefits of Probiotics for Cats

Whether your cat is experiencing digestive upset or just needs some additional support for her immune system, probiotics may help. Find out how probiotics for cats work and the benefits they can provide here.

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Benefits of Probiotics for Dogs

Whether your dog is experiencing digestive upset, exhibits anxious behaviors or needs additional support for his immune system, probiotics may help. Find out how probiotics for dogs work and what benefits they can provide.

How to Choose a Healthy Pet Food

It isn’t always easy to know if you’re choosing the right food for your pet. Dr. Callie Harris explains what to look for in a pet food and things to keep in mind when making your decision, such as breed and size, dietary needs and more.

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Managing Cat Allergens

Cat allergens can limit people’s interactions with cats. Thanks to the research and innovation of Purina scientists, we’ve found a way to safely reduce active levels of the major cat allergen found in cats’ saliva. 

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Recycling Purina Packaging

Over 80 percent of Purina products are packaged with recyclable materials. Help us leave behind a cleaner planet for future generations by recycling our packaging. 

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Your cat may love canned food as a treat, but should you incorporate it into her daily diet? According to Purina experts, as long as her food is 100 percent complete and balanced, cats can do well on dry or wet food alone. Our experts stress, however, there are many benefits of including it in your kitty’s diet.
If you aren’t sure how much wet food you should feed your cat, Purina’s expert nutritionists can help. Plus, they offer guidance on food safety and provide serving ideas your cat will love.

Regardless of the reason for the switch, it’s best to take your time when transitioning your cat from one food to the next.

This is an exciting time. And… there is going to be a period of adjustment. The following tips will lay the foundation for a long, happy life together and make the transition as easy as possible.
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.
Adopting a puppy isn’t easy. We’ve got 10 reasons, though, that puppy parenting is a really cute and smart choice.
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.
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.

Cats enjoy eating a variety of foods that offer everything from protein to carbohydrate. If you’re getting ready to adopt a cat, you’re probably wondering what cats can eat. Read on to learn what you should feed your cat.

Dogs love to chew. So as owners research appropriate ways to channel this behavior, they may wonder, "Are rawhide bones bad for dogs?" Some are. But you can find rawhides that are healthy for your dog.

Should your dog eat three meals a day like you or does he need to eat more or less frequently? The answer depends on several factors. To find out how often you should feed your dog and how to create a feeding schedule, click here.
Really, how much to feed a cat depends on your cat. Things like the type of food you feed, your cat’s age and her lifestyle are all important factors. Keep reading to learn what you can do to determine how much food your cat should eat each day.