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Pet Stress and Anxiety

If your dog is experiencing stress during storms or fireworks, there are several possibilities including sudden, loud noises or flashes of light. Explore other potential causes for your dog’s storm or firework anxiety and how to ease it here with a Purina Behavior Scientist.

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Tips to Comfort Cats and Dogs with Separation Anxiety

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.

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Pet Disaster Preparedness: Tips for Creating a Pet Emergency Kit

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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Why are Dogs Scared of Thunder

If you’re wondering why some 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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For 144 years, dogs from around the world have ventured to New York City every February. They’re all there to compete for the coveted title of Best In Show at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, presented by Purina® Pro Plan®.

At the beginning of February, the world’s best dogs compete for a chance at Best In Show champion at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, presented by Purina® Pro Plan®.

Dogs of all shapes, sizes and colors come to New York City for three days in February to compete at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, presented by Purina® Pro Plan®.

This year, the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, presented by Purina® Pro Plan®, takes place on February 9th, 10th and 11th. On those three days, elite dogs from around the world come to New York City to compete for top dog.

Dogs come from around the world to compete in New York City at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, presented by Purina® Pro Plan®.

Over 2,500 dogs travel from around the world to compete at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, presented by Purina® Pro Plan®. Each of the 205 breeds falls into one of 7 American Kennel Club (AKC) Groups.

Thousands of dogs travel to New York City each year to compete in the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, presented by Purina® Pro Plan®.

The 2020 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show is proud to welcome a new breed to the competition this year, the Azawakh.

Two hundred and five American Kennel Club-recognized dog breeds compete for Best In Show at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, presented by Purina® Pro Plan®.

Should you adopt one pet or two pets at the same time? It's true that adopting more than one pet requires some extra work, but you'll reap many times the rewards when you give two dogs or two cats a new home. If you have a pet that enjoys the company of another, this may be a great option for both you and your pet.

Most children love dogs. They're cute, cuddly, and oh-so-friendly. But did you know that growing up with a dog can actually benefit a child's physical and psychological development? Here are some of the many benefits of dogs being in children's lives.

Giving a dog as a gift over the holidays is popular, so long as you do your homework first. Find out everything you should factor into your decision and the best way to give a dog as a gift here.