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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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  • This year, the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, presented by Purina® Pro Plan®, takes place on February 9th, 10th and 11th. On those three days, elite dogs from around the world come to New York City to compete for top dog.

  • Dogs come from around the world to compete in New York City at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, presented by Purina® Pro Plan®.

  • Over 2,500 dogs travel from around the world to compete at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, presented by Purina® Pro Plan®. Each of the 205 breeds falls into one of 7 American Kennel Club (AKC) Groups.

  • Thousands of dogs travel to New York City each year to compete in the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, presented by Purina® Pro Plan®.

  • Two hundred and five American Kennel Club-recognized dog breeds compete for Best In Show at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, presented by Purina® Pro Plan®.

  • 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.
  • Knowing how much to feed your cat can help her maintain a healthy weight, but portion sizes can vary based on her age, weight, activity levels and more. Learn how to determine how much food your cat needs at each meal.
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