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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. 

Dog and Cat Articles on Behavior & Health

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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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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.
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.
There’s a right weight range for every age and breed of dog. Excessive weight gain can mean there’s an issue with your puppy, but the cause is usually always the same: your puppy is eating too much…
There’s a right weight range for every age and breed of dog. Excessive weight gain can mean there’s an issue with your puppy, but the cause is usually always the same: your puppy is eating too much…
For your puppy, living in an apartment isn’t just having a different amount of space. It’s a different way of life. Make it easy on them… and you… with these tips.

Help your cat during her pregnancy.

Your pregnant cat will benefit from your care to have a safe, healthy pregnancy. Plan to provide her with support before the kittens arrive, then prepare to give her plenty of family time after they’re born.

There are less than 3,000 shelters1 throughout the United States for abused women, men and children, and only 3 percent are considered pet-friendly domestic violen

Studies estimate more than 70 percent of pet-owning women entering shelters for victims of abuse report their abuser threatened, harmed or even killed a family pet.1

In terms of development, the first year of a cat’s life is equal to the first 15 years of a human life. After its second year, a cat is 25 in human years. And after that, each year of a cat’s life is equal to about 7 human years. and more!