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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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.
The holidays are filled with joy, laughter and time spent with family and friends. In the bustle of the season, it’s easy to forget these festivities aren’t always pet friendly. Read our expert holiday pet safety tips.
‘Tis the season to deck the halls with lights, garland and plants. Some of those holiday plants are poisonous to dogs and cats, though. Find out which plants to avoid and the reactions they may cause in pets here.
Snow is exciting and new for dogs, but it comes with certain risks. Our experts offer winter safety tips for dogs in snow so they can enjoy the winter wonderland. Click here to learn more.
The holidays are filled with joy, laughter and time spent with family and friends. In the bustle of the season, it’s easy to forget these festivities aren’t always pet friendly. Read our expert holiday pet safety tips.
‘Tis the season to deck the halls with lights, garland and plants. Some of those holiday plants are poisonous to dogs and cats, though. Find out which plants to avoid and the reactions they may cause in pets here.
Do dogs need to wear seatbelts in the car? Yes, but not all dog car seatbelts are created equal. Find out how to choose one and get other dog car safety tips from our experts here.
Our cats at home display behaviors and preferences that go back to their wild roots. Learn how to make your home more appealing to your cat's natural instincts.
Learn exactly what you can do as a caretaker to help your cat thrive
Protect your furniture and drapes by creating a DIY cat scratching post so your cats can stretch their bodies and maintain their claws at home.
Do cats really need baths? In a word, no. After all, grooming themselves is something cats do very well. And they should, considering how much time they spend at it.