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Whether you have a dog, cat or both, our experts are here with all the information and tips you need. In the articles below, we cover dog and cat health, nutrition, behavior, training and more.

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Your cat may love canned food as a treat, but should you incorporate it into her daily diet? According to Purina experts, as long as her food is 100 percent complete and balanced, cats can do well on dry or wet food alone. Our experts stress, however, there are many benefits of including it in your kitty’s diet.
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.
Should your dog eat three meals a day like you or does he need to eat more or less frequently? The answer depends on several factors. To find out how often you should feed your dog and how to create a feeding schedule, click here.

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Purina has partnered with RedRover to help bring pet-friendly domestic violence shelters to more states across the U.S. Learn more about the partnership and the goal to keep people and pets together here.
In an effort to help keep people and pets together, Purina is donating pet food and litter to our pet welfare partners to assist federal employees affected by the government shutdown. See the list of participating shelters here.

Purina partners with 47 Purina Shelter Champions across the nation. These partners offer assistance to their communities in times of need, which can include the distribution of pet food and supplies.

If you are in need of assistance, please refer to the map to find the nearest animal shelter to your location and contact them for support.

The Woolsey and Camp Fires in California have devastated communities and our hearts go out to the people and pets affected by these wildfires. The Camp Fire has been labeled the deadliest in California history, forcing more than 50,000 people to flee. It has destroyed thousands of homes and hundreds of thousands of acres. The Woolsey Fire has destroyed nearly a hundred thousand acres and hundreds of buildings.  

Your cat may love canned food as a treat, but should you incorporate it into her daily diet? According to Purina experts, as long as her food is 100 percent complete and balanced, cats can do well on dry or wet food alone. Our experts stress, however, there are many benefits of including it in your kitty’s diet.
Some cat owners prefer to feed their cats wet food. Others prefer dry kibble. Trying to decide between wet vs. dry cat food? Find out what our experts recommend when it comes to feeding your cat.
If you aren’t sure how much wet food you should feed your cat, Purina’s expert nutritionists can help. Plus, they offer guidance on food safety and provide serving ideas your cat will love.

Our hearts go out to the thousands of families and pets affected by Hurricane Michael. As one of the strongest hurricanes to ever hit the U.S., this natural disaster has caused extensive damage across the Florida panhandle and surrounding states, including Georgia, Virginia and the Carolinas, which are still recovering from Hurricane Florence less than a month ago.

Regardless of the reason for the switch, it’s best to take your time when transitioning your cat from one food to the next.

The cat experts at Purina® Pro Plan are always learning about the ways that owning a cat can improve people’s health and happiness and reduce stress – did you know a 20-year study found that people who owned a cat were 40 percent less likely to die from a heart attack? 

A cat's skin and coat are among the most visible signs of health and vitality. The skin and coat are of vital importance to the body's protective mechanisms against environmental assaults of all kinds: from infectious agents to temperature gradients. In addition, hair is of great aesthetic importance to owners and a source of great concern when it is not normal.

Cats mean so much to us. As our beloved pets, they provide us with a great deal of joy and fulfillment. And we do everything we can to make sure they’re living extraordinary lives. 

It’s easy to forget that in addition to being our entertaining and loving pets, our cats are also incredible athletes with fascinating anatomies. By taking a closer look at our cats’ bodies, we can appreciate their extraordinary nature even more.