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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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How to Keep Dogs Cool in Summer

Summertime has many people heading outside to enjoy the warm days and sunshine. If you have a dog, though, you may worry about bringing him out in the heat.

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Trimming your puppy’s nails takes some care. Your veterinarian can give you a good idea of when and how to cut them. You may even just want to let your veterinarian or groomer do the job.

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. 

Short answer: Usually in about ten days to two weeks.
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.
Short answer: Yes. Now let’s shed further light on puppy shedding.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This is an exciting time. And… there is going to be a period of adjustment. The following tips will lay the foundation for a long, happy life together and make the transition as easy as possible.