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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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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.

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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
Epilepsy is defined as recurrent seizures caused by an abnormality in the brain. It’s estimated that 1 in 111 dogs are affected by epilepsy. Dogs with epilepsy typically experience their first seizure between 1 and 3 years of age.
Canine cognitive disorder, also known as cognitive dysfunction, is a decline in the brain’s ability to function. Research suggest that signs of CDS occur in 23 percent of dogs 12 to 14 years old and in 41 percent of dogs older than 14 years.

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For 143 years, dogs from around the world have ventured to New York City every February. They’re all there to compete for the coveted title of Best In Show at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, presented by Purina® Pro Plan®.

The sun-soaked and famously relaxed sport of surfing looks easy, but it actually requires balance, strength, and – in competition – a lot of style. And it’s the same for dog surfing.

The Purina® Pro Plan® Incredible Dog Challenge® shines a spotlight on amazing canine athletes at this exciting dog competition.

Speed, dexterity and focus are key in this Purina® Pro Plan® Incredible Dog Challenge head-to-head race that sends two dogs weaving through a 30-weave pole up-and-back course as fast as they can.

The Purina® Pro Plan® Incredible Dog Challenge® is one of the most exciting dog competitions around, giving canine athletes the opportunity to show the world what makes them so incredible.
Sometimes, it’s all about being the fastest thing on four (short) legs. Jack Russell Hurdle Racing tests the running and jumping prowess of some of the feistiest dogs out there.

The Freestyle Flying Disc event at the Purina® Pro Plan® Incredible Dog Challenge® is definitely a crowd favorite, combining creativity, skills and teamwork that are sure to amaze.

The Purina® Pro Plan® Incredible Dog Challenge® challenges the athletic abilities of top dogs in exciting dog events like 30 Weave Up and Back, Surf Dog, Fetch It, Diving Dog, Jack Russell Hurdle Racing, Agility and the crowd favorite: