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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.

Summer Expertise: Dog & Cat Articles for Summer Safety
dog panting outside
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.
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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.

Purina Pet Expertise: Summer Safety

Some pets experience anxiety from loud sounds like fireworks and thunder. Get expert tips to help keep your pet calm this summer.

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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.
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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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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Do cats get asthma? If you’ve noticed your cat coughing or wheezing, cat asthma may be the cause. Get the basics here, including veterinarian recommendations on litter for cats with asthma.
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.

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 h

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.

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.

Talullah is a wonderful, Golden Doodle who needs some training from her family. See how professional trainer, Joanne Barrett helps this dog family grow stronger.
Talullah is a wonderful, Golden Doodle who needs some training from her family. See how professional trainer, Joanne Barrett helps this dog family grow stronger.
Sometimes it can be hard to get a dog to eat his complete and balanced dog food. However, there is a big difference between a dog who is a finicky eater, and one who stops eating altogether. Follow these tips to make sure that your dog is getting the nutrition he needs from the proper place- his dog food.

Pregnant and nursing dogs have very specific nutritional needs. That’s why special care and consideration should be taken when feeding and caring for these dogs.