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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.

Summer Expertise: Dog & Cat Articles for Summer Safety
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.
Can Dogs Eat Blueberries
If you’ve ever wondered whether dogs can eat blueberries, Purina experts say yes! Find out what benefits this fruit offers and how to feed it to your dog in a safe way.
Cute White Terrier Dog
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.

Purina Pet Expertise: Summer Safety

Some pets experience anxiety from loud sounds like fireworks and thunder. Get expert tips to help keep your pet calm this summer.

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dog panting outside
Summer can be the best time to enjoy the great outdoors with your dog. Our experts share 6 key tips on how to keep dogs cool and safe from the extreme heat and more.
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There are lots of ways to keep your dog safe while in the car. Learn some dog safety tips such as the benefits of dog seat belts and car harnesses.
Disaster Preparedness
While the majority of U.S. households have an emergency disaster kit in their home, most of them don’t have a plan in place for their pets. These five simple steps will show you how to keep your pet safe during a natural disaster. You’ll also learn how to prepare a complete pet emergency kit.

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Because your dog trusts you, he may taste or even eat a lemon if you give it to him. But lemons and their flavor is one your dog would normally avoid. A dog who licks or eats a lemon may have a strong reaction to the taste. While it may seem comical, feeding your dog a lemon isn’t a joke. Continue reading to learn why.
Flavors help dogs know what foods to eat and which foods to avoid. Though dogs’ taste buds may steer them away from grapefruit, should you coax them into trying the tart fruit? Read on to learn more about grapefruit and your dog.
In an effort to help keep people and pets together, Purina is donating pet food and litter to our pet welfare partners to assist federal employees affected by the government shutdown. See the list of participating shelters here.

Purina partners with 47 Purina Shelter Champions across the nation.

Really, how much to feed a cat depends on your cat. Things like the type of food you feed, your cat’s age and her lifestyle are all important factors. Keep reading to learn what you can do to determine how much food your cat should eat each day.
Whether or not dogs can eat corn is a hot topic among dog owners. Find out how corn can contribute to a balanced diet for your dog.
Learn when your puppy is ready to switch to adult dog food by better understanding the nutritional needs for small, medium and large breed dogs.
You've probably heard about probiotics, whether from commercials or from your doctor. They're usually linked to digestive health, and just like with humans, probiotics can also be beneficial to both cats and dogs. You might not think of nutritionally managing health problems with strains of live bacteria, but it's actually quite natural once you understand the science behind it. We'll help you gain a better understanding - and see if probiotics for dogs or cats might be beneficial for your pet.

The Woolsey and Camp Fires in California have devastated communities and our hearts go out to the people and pets affected by these wildfires. The Camp Fire has been labeled the deadliest in California history, forcing more than 50,000 people to flee.

Our hearts go out to the thousands of families and pets affected by Hurricane Michael.

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Halloween is a fun-filled holiday for most, but for pets, it’s often a stressful time. Find out how to protect your dog or cat from candy, restrictive pet costumes and the constant ringing of the doorbell here.