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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.

Fall Expertise: Dog & Cat Articles for Fall Safety
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Pets have spent all summer playing and bonding with their children. When the time comes to go back to school after summer vacation, kids aren’t the only ones experiencing those back-to-school blues.
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Halloween is more trick than treat for pets. The scary costumes, constant doorbell ringing and tempting candy can cause a lot of anxiety. Follow our experts’ Halloween pet safety tips here.
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Can dogs eat pumpkins, sweet potatoes and nuts? These ingredients are popular in fall holiday meals and treats and many people are tempted to share with their dogs. All three are safe, with a few caveats. Find out more here.
Recently Featured Dog & Cat Articles
Can Dogs Eat Blueberries
If you’ve ever wondered whether dogs can eat blueberries, Purina experts say yes! Find out what benefits this fruit offers and how to feed it to your dog in a safe way.
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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.
Disaster Preparedness
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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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.
When your dog is healthy, his poop shows it. It can be large, firm and range in shades of brown. A sudden change, like blood in your dog’s stool, tells you something is wrong. Keep reading to learn how you can spot health problems simply by looking at your dog’s poop.
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.

There’s no need to rush to the vet if your dog gets a little curious, but it is not recommended. Each is formulated for a dog or cat’s particular nutritional needs.

Do you know how to tell if your cat is healthy? Healthy cat food with the proper nutrition can play an important role in the well-being of your cat, but that’s only one influential component in overall cat health.
Have you ever thought about feeding your cat a raw food diet? It’s an option more and more cat owners are entertaining. But raw food diets are complex. Before you decide to start your cat on a raw food diet, it’s important to understand the facts and consider a few questions so you can keep your cat healthy.
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.
There’s nothing like strawberry season. The fresh, juicy berries make a healthy snack for you, but can your dog have strawberries, too? It’s a good question to ask, since you and your dog have different systems and nutritional needs. Read on to learn if strawberries are a safe treat for your dog.