Dog & Cat Articles with Advice from Our Experts

purina-dog-and-cat-expertise-articles

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 & Cat Articles on Eating Clean & Nutrition
A raw T-bone steak may leave dog owners wondering, “Can dogs eat raw meat?
Raw Food Diets have grown in popularity, which leaves many dog owners wondering, “Can dogs eat raw meat?” While dogs can eat raw meat, that doesn’t mean they should. Learn more about feeding dogs raw meat here.
Raw Cat Diet
Wild cats live on raw meat from their prey, so are raw food diets for cats safe? Although domestic cats can eat raw meat, that may not provide all the nutrients they need. Learn more about raw diets for cats here.
how-to-read-dog-food-labels-500x300
Dog food labels have a lot of information and a lot of hard-to-pronounce ingredients. This can make deciphering them overwhelming. With our expert’s help, though, you’ll learn to read dog food labels like a pro.
how-to-read-cat-food-labels-500x300
Your cat’s food label is full of information, including a list of sometimes hard-to-pronounce ingredients. This makes understanding what it all means difficult. With our expert’s help, though, you’ll learn how to read cat food labels like a pro.

What is Clean Eating for Pets?

"Clean eating" means something different to everyone. One of our Purina veterinarians is here to help you understand what to look for in your pet's food so you can make a more informed decision about what's clean.

purina-no-artificial-flavors-expertise

No Artificial Flavors or Preservatives

Purina is committed to removing artificial flavors and preservatives from our pet food recipes. Over 250 of our recipes are already crafted without these artificial ingredients. 

View

Dogs love to chew. So as owners research appropriate ways to channel this behavior, they may wonder, "Are rawhide bones bad for dogs?" Some are. But you can find rawhides that are healthy for your dog.

Whole, sliced or cubed apples make a great snack for you, but can dogs eat apples? Yes, if you take some care in how you prepare them. Keep reading to learn how to prepare apples for your dog.

There are many ways to prepare eggs. Once fully cooked, the protein in eggs can be good for cats. But will your cat eat eggs? That’s another matter. Keep reading to see how you can prepare eggs as a treat for your cat.

Even though cats are carnivores, they don’t have to eat meat exclusively. In fact, cats can eat fruits like blueberries, vegetables and grains. Keep reading to learn why your cat may enjoy blueberries.

Kittens drink milk, but as they grow into adults, can cats continue drinking milk? Some can, but not all. Keep reading to find out if your cat can drink milk and whether it’s good for her.
Should your dog eat three meals a day like you or does he need to eat more or less frequently? The answer depends on several factors. To find out how often you should feed your dog and how to create a feeding schedule, click here.
Yes, dogs can eat yogurt. It's a good source of calcium, protein and live-culture probiotics—plus it's tasty! But can dogs eat yogurt and benefit from it the way humans do? Keep reading to learn how yogurt is good for dogs.
Although a popular, low-calorie sugar substitute in products from chewing gum to pudding, xylitol can be bad for dogs. Even small amounts can cause severe, life-threatening reactions in dogs. Find out how to keep your dog safe.
When your pets experience digestive upset, providing relief is the top priority. Click here to find out how probiotics for dogs and cats work.
Is the trendy, natural anti-inflammatory spice turmeric as beneficial for dogs as it is for humans? Our experts weigh in to answer this question and others about turmeric for dogs.
Raw Food Diets have grown in popularity, which leaves many dog owners wondering, “Can dogs eat raw meat?” While dogs can eat raw meat, that doesn’t mean they should. Learn more about feeding dogs raw meat here.
Fish can be a good addition to a dog's balanced diet. It's rich in amino acids, just like other animal-based proteins. “Depending on the type, fish can provide omega-3 fatty acids which can be beneficial for skin and coat for dogs,” explains Janet Dempsey, Purina Senior Nutritionist. Quality dog foods have protein like fish as the primary ingredient. Keep reading to learn more about feeding fish to your dog.