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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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  • 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.
  • Colitis is an inflammation of the colon, also known as the large intestine. Colitis can be acute, beginning suddenly and ending relatively quickly; or chronic, lasting for weeks and recurring periodically.
  • 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.
  • For 144 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.

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