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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.

Articles

  • 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.
  • What should you feed a puppy? Puppies have specific nutritional needs and puppy food contains essential nutrients. Learn more about what to feed a puppy and why here from Purina’s experts.
  • 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!
  • Understanding Your Pet When it's time to move into your new house, whether it's across town or across the country, your moving day checklist includes packing up your four-legged family members. And while moving with pets is a stressful time for you...it's undoubtedly just as stressful for your pets.
  • Have you ever seen dogs meet for the first time? A positive first meeting is no accident. Did you know there are ways owners can set their dogs up for successful social interaction? Keep reading to learn how to introduce dogs to new pets and people.
  • Some cats love to be around people and other pets. Others prefer to be left alone. No matter what your cat’s temperament, you can make cat socialization a positive experience. Keep reading to learn how to introduce your cat to a new home or other four-legged family members.
  • Bringing home your new baby is an exciting time. It can also mean a lot of change for your dog or cat. You can help your four-legged family member adjust with some planning and preparation. Read on to learn how to introduce your pet to a baby.
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