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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. 

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Pet Stress and Anxiety

If your dog is experiencing stress during storms or fireworks, there are several possibilities including sudden, loud noises or flashes of light. Explore other potential causes for your dog’s storm or firework anxiety and how to ease it here with a Purina Behavior Scientist.

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Tips to Comfort Cats and Dogs with Separation Anxiety

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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Pet Disaster Preparedness: Tips for Creating a Pet Emergency Kit

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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Why are Dogs Scared of Thunder

If you’re wondering why some 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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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. 

Hand signals are fun to teach and easy for most dogs to understand. All you need to get started with your dog are a few kibbles of food. There are several ways to teach your dog hand signals.
Games are fun. But they’re more than that: they teach your puppy special skills.
Swimming doesn’t come naturally to a puppy. He needs your help or he could quickly get in over his head.
Exercise and play with your puppy can lead to a happy, healthy life together. Whether your puppy is a big Great Dane or a teeny-tiny Yorkshire Terrier, he needs exercise every day.
Jumping on people can be bothersome, embarrassing and, at times, even dangerous. Like many inappropriate behaviors, jumping up can be corrected. The sooner, the better.
Biting or nipping is normal behavior for your puppy. You have to establish boundaries early, though, or you’re in for bigger ouches later.
How much to feed a puppy is just one of the many questions new puppy owners have. Our complete puppy feeding guide and chart includes expert advice to help you navigate how, when and what to feed your new puppy.
Adopting a puppy isn’t easy. We’ve got 10 reasons, though, that puppy parenting is a really cute and smart choice.