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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Do cats get asthma? If you’ve noticed your cat coughing or wheezing, cat asthma may be the cause. Get the basics here, including veterinarian recommendations on litter for cats with asthma.
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.

Whole, sliced or cubed apples make a great snack for you, but can dogs eat apples? Yes, if you take some care in how you prepare them. Keep reading to learn how to prepare apples for your dog.

Yes, dogs can eat yogurt. It's a good source of calcium, protein and live-culture probiotics—plus it's tasty! But can dogs eat yogurt and benefit from it the way humans do? Keep reading to learn how yogurt is good for dogs.
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.
Fish can be a good addition to a dog's balanced diet. It's rich in amino acids, just like other animal-based proteins. “Depending on the type, fish can provide omega-3 fatty acids which can be beneficial for skin and coat for dogs,” explains Janet Dempsey, Purina Senior Nutritionist. Quality dog foods have protein like fish as the primary ingredient. Keep reading to learn more about feeding fish to your dog.
If you cook eggs for breakfast, your dog has probably begged for one (or two). Do you know if you can share this food with him? Read on to see if eggs are a good food to give your dog. 
Can dogs have carrots? Purina experts say yes, but as with any treat, be mindful with how much you’re feeding your dog. Our experts explain how to treat your dog to this tasty vegetable to avoid digestive upset or other problems. Find out more here.

You may think that dogs are carnivores, but they aren’t. Dogs evolved to be omnivores. So, does this mean you can feed your dog brown rice? Read on to find out.

Nutrient-packed bananas are great for humans, but can dogs eat them, too? Purina experts say yes, dogs can eat bananas, but there are some instances when this may not make a good treat. Click here to learn more.
If you have a sweet tooth, you may wonder if your dog does too. It’s possible that you’ve noticed your dog seeks out sweet flavors. So, you may be on the lookout for a healthy sweet snack to feed him. Could tangerines be a good, tempting treat for your dog? Continue reading to learn.