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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.
dog sitting in a suitcase on a bed
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.
Cute White Terrier Dog
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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Puppy behavior and their energy levels change with time. Here are the stages.
Because a puppy is, well, a puppy—their immune system is still developing, and they chew and swallow all kinds of stuff—it’s easy to upset their tummy. Don’t let this give YOU a bellyache, too.
The short answer: Parvo in puppies is very serious. It’s a deadly disease that is easily preventable. Parvo strikes young puppies who’ve not been vaccinated. Key point: get parvo shots for your puppy. Now.
Short answer: Usually in about ten days to two weeks.
The transition from puppyhood to adulthood can be a bit confusing. Relax. It’s a natural process…
Puppies aren’t born knowing how to respond to a leash. Teach them how with these tips.
When it comes to training: start early, keep calm, be consistent, stay positive, and repeat.
Puppy training is a great family activity and can be a bonding experience. If you take the time now, you’ll be much happier with a well-trained dog.
If your puppy scratches at the door, cries or barks excessively, goes to the bathroom in the house and/or chews things every time your family leaves the house, he may be suffering from separation anxiety.
A puppy is a creature of habit. He needs a routine. If you leave him to come up with his own, you’re not gonna like it. Schedules are very important to your puppy. You need to schedule when to feed, exercise and take your puppy outdoors to go potty. Creating a schedule is also a great way to get your whole family involved in caring for your puppy.
You want your puppy to chew his toys… not you, your shoes, books or furniture. Here’s how to correct problem chewing.
Your neighborhood is your safe haven for the whole family, including your puppy. Purina offers some tips on socializing your puppy to be a good neighbor.