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 Eating Clean & Nutrition
A raw T-bone steak may leave dog owners wondering, “Can dogs eat raw meat?
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.
Raw Cat Diet
Wild cats live on raw meat from their prey, so are raw food diets for cats safe? Although domestic cats can eat raw meat, that may not provide all the nutrients they need. Learn more about raw diets for cats here.
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Dog food labels have a lot of information and a lot of hard-to-pronounce ingredients. This can make deciphering them overwhelming. With our expert’s help, though, you’ll learn to read dog food labels like a pro.
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Your cat’s food label is full of information, including a list of sometimes hard-to-pronounce ingredients. This makes understanding what it all means difficult. With our expert’s help, though, you’ll learn how to read cat food labels like a pro.

What is Clean Eating for Pets?

"Clean eating" means something different to everyone. One of our Purina veterinarians is here to help you understand what to look for in your pet's food so you can make a more informed decision about what's clean.

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No Artificial Flavors or Preservatives

Purina is committed to removing artificial flavors and preservatives from our pet food recipes. Over 250 of our recipes are already crafted without these artificial ingredients. 

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You thought you were the only one in the family with high blood pressure? Dogs can suffer from hypertension, too, even though they often show no obvious clinical signs.
You thought you were the only one in the family with high blood pressure? Cats can suffer from hypertension, too, even though they often show no obvious clinical signs.
Some dogs develop a painful hip problem called hip dysplasia. It’s most common in large breeds such as Labs, Golden Retrievers and German Shepherds, and can lead to arthritis later in life. A dog with hip dysplasia will have trouble running and getti
What are common symptoms of heart disease in dogs? Sudden onset shortness of breath, apparent weakness or a distended abdomen might be signs of heart disease in your dog.
What are common symptoms of heart disease in cats? Sudden onset shortness of breath, apparent weakness or a distended abdomen might be signs of heart disease in your cat.
Perhaps the awareness of the benefits of fiber in human diets has prompted pet owners to ask about its benefits in pet foods. Once described as “filler” or “bulk,” fiber has gained recognition for the beneficial effect it has on the gastrointestinal
Lying just under the stomach and along the beginning of the small intestine, known as the duodenum, the pancreas is a small pink glandular organ.  Its main responsibilities include digestion of fats and starches through secretion of enzymes
You’re not the only one who suffers from dry skin in the winter. When the heat comes on more frequently in the house, your pet may also become itchy. Unless your dog or cat is continually scratching himself, dry skin is not a serious health issue.
Your dog’s nutritional health depends on receiving the correct amounts and proportions of nutrients from the six required groups: water, protein, fat, carbohydrate, minerals and vitamins.
Gastrointestinal disease is one of the most common reasons dogs are brought to their veterinarian. There can be a wide range of symptoms of dog digestive problems, including:
Dog diarrhea is caused for numerous reasons including stress. Common stressful situations that can trigger gastrointestinal (GI) upset in a dog include adoption, boarding, separation anxiety from their owner, changes in the household or environment
If your dog is straining to defecate or has hard stools, he’s probably constipated. Give your veterinarian a call. There are many reasons why dogs can become constipated–dehydration, a lack of fiber or an enlarged prostate may play a role.