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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If you prefer your own diet to be natural or organic, you’re probably considering feeding your cat a natural or organic cat food, too. What’s the difference between the two, though, and how do you decide which is right for your cat? Find out here.
Don’t just assume your dog’s ears itch if he scratches them frequently. It may be a sign of a painful infection. Contact your veterinarian if you notice any of the following changes: ear discharge, a strange odor and head shaking.
What do crystals in cat urine mean, and what can I do about it? A buildup of crystals may lead to a urinary tract problem.
Bladder stones in cats are rock-like minerals that form in the bladder. The correct name for them is “uroliths,” but a bladder stone by any name is a pain for your cat.
Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease or FLUTD is a common condition seen in cats.  Feline urinary tract disease can affect the urinary bladder (such as cystitis, an inflammation of the bladder) and the urethra, the channel that carries urine from the b
A seizure is sometimes described as an electrical storm in the brain. Brain cells, called neurons, communicate using electrical and chemical signals. A seizure, also referred to as a convulsion or “fit,” occurs when there is a sudden surge of electri
A healthy liver is essential for a healthy pet. Your pet’s liver is vital for metabolism and to get rid of toxic products.
Normal wear and tear on joints occurs daily. Cartilage protects your dog’s bones and joints from the friction caused by everyday movement. Natural glucosamine—a building block of cartilage tissue—can help maintain cartilage for healthy joints and mob
It’s not unusual for dogs to have occasional bouts of constipation or diarrhea that get better on their own. But if your dog has ongoing episodes, or if you see blood or mucous in your pet’s stool, consult a veterinarian.
Is your older cat high-strung? Does she lose weight but eat a lot? She may have an overactive thyroid. Older cats sometimes begin producing too much thyroid hormone. It’s a condition called feline hyperthyroidism.
You thought you were the only one in the family with high blood pressure? Dogs can suffer from hypertension, too, even though they often show no obvious clinical signs.
You thought you were the only one in the family with high blood pressure? Cats can suffer from hypertension, too, even though they often show no obvious clinical signs.