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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.

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  • Why is my dog eating poop and how do I make it stop? This odd behavior could result from a nutritional deficiency or could simply be instinct. Our experts explain reasons why dogs eat poop and how to correct the behavior.
  • Why do cats purr when you stroke them and how do they do it? Sometimes it’s their way of communicating or showing affection. Find out what it means when your cat purrs.
  • If you’re wondering how to tell if your cat is pregnant and what to do next, then you’re in the right place. Find out how to care for your cat during her pregnancy.
  • Switching dog food should be a gradual process. Whether you're switching from puppy to adult food, or to an option that better meets your dog’s needs, our experts can guide you through the process of changing your dog’s food.
  • How many times a day should a dog eat? Purina’s experts explain the importance of regular feeding schedules and how often to feed a dog based on their age and breed size. Get the details on dog feeding times here.
  • The right nutrition can help your dog thrive. When deciding what you should feed your dog, it’s important to consider his age, size, weight and activity level. Our experts can help you find the best food to feed your dog.
  • 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.
  • Dogs’ ears may need to be cleaned regularly to help prevent debris buildup and ear infections. Cleaning frequency depends on factors like breed and activities. Find out how to clean your dog’s ears from home here.
  • Ear mites in dogs are uncomfortable, itchy and contagious. Recognizing the symptoms of ear mites and prompt treatment can make your dog more comfortable. Learn more about symptoms of ear mites in dogs and how they’re treated here.
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