Tips to Keep Pets Happy & Healthy During Quarantine

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We believe pets and people are better together, and that’s never been truer than during times of crisis.

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Open Letter to Canada’s Pet Community

This is an uncertain time, and we are doing everything we can to make sure your cats and dogs will have nutritious food in their bowls in the weeks and months ahead.

Resources for Pet Owners

While we’re all spending more time at home with our pets, help keep them active and engaged through games. Bonus—games can also brighten your mood. If you have kids at home, help strengthen the bond they share with pets—and give them a sense of purpose in these uncertain times—by involving them in your pet’s care.

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10 Tips to Keep Dogs & Cats Happy Indoors

When you’re stuck inside, having pets can make the time a lot more enjoyable—but can also present some challenges. Purina’s pet behaviorists share tips to keep you and your pet happy when you’re stuck inside.

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Teaching Kids to Care for Dogs & Cats

Caring for a family pet is a great way to develop responsibility in kids. There are many rewarding ways to engage kids in pet care, and now is a perfect time to guide them, with these tips from Purina pet behavior experts.

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Benefits of Owning a Cat

From their soft fur, soothing purrs and funny antics that are the subject of millions of online videos, cats are an easy choice if you're looking for a pet that gives plenty of entertainment and affection.

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Benefits of Owning a Dog

 Canines make great companions and friends as pets. If you're considering welcoming a canine friend into your home, here are six benefits of owning a dog.

Fun & Games

Playing games with your pets can help brighten your mood. Plus, games are a great way to keep pets active and can also provide them much-needed mental stimulation. Here are some fun games you can play together.

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10 Creative Cat & Dog Enrichment Ideas

Spending extended periods of time indoors can be tedious and overwhelming for everyone, including pets. Taking time to come up with some creative enrichment activities for dogs and cats can help keep things interesting.

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Games to Play with Your Cat

Taking the time to play with your cat is a fun and easy way to ensure she is getting the mental stimulation she needs. It’s also a great way to strengthen the bond that you and your cat share. 

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Games to Play with Your Dog

Playing games with your dog is about more than just physical activity. The best games for dogs also offer mental stimulation and help strengthen the bond between you and your dog. Find out which games to play with him here.

At-Home Grooming Tips

Your dog or cat’s coat may need some extra attention if you can’t make it to the groomer. It’s also important to keep their nails trimmed. These tasks can seem daunting, but we have tips to help make them stress-free for everyone.

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How to Give Your Dog a Bath

Bathing your dog on a regular basis can help keep his (or her) coat and skin healthier, reducing irritation and the scratching and chewing that comes with it. It can also decrease shedding and dander levels and keep your dog — and home — smelling fresh.

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How to Clean a Dog's Ears

Most dogs need at least occasional ear cleanings, and those that are prone to infections or buildup might need a freshening up more often. Luckily, cleaning your dog's ears doesn't have to mean a trip to the groomer or vet. Learn how to safely and easily clean your dog's ears at home with this guide.

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How to Cut Your Dog’s Nails

Just as you clip your own nails on a regular basis, your dog's nails need to be trimmed as well. It's normal to be nervous when you first learn how to cut dogs' nails, but with these best practices, you can make the process easier and more enjoyable for both you and your dog.

Adoption & Fostering

With so many Canadians spending more time at home, pet adoption and fostering has increased dramatically. If you’re considering adopting or fostering—or if you’ve recently brought home a new pet—here are some tips for a smooth transition.

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Looking to Adopt a Pet in Canada? Try Petfinder

More than 25 million pets across North America have found their forever home on Petfinder, including 40% of all pets adopted in Canada each year. Petfinder joined the Purina family in 2013.

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Bringing a Kitten Home

Bringing a kitten home can be exciting and nerve-wracking at the same time. Your kitten’s first few weeks at home are a time of exploration, confidence-building and important introductions to other pets and people. 

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Ultimate New Puppy Checklist

Being prepared means you and your puppy will have more time to get to know each other. Here are some of the things you’ll need to make your house feel more like a home for your new friend.

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Understanding Puppy Behaviour

Puppies bring happiness to our lives, but some of their behaviours can leave us confused. Learn more about common puppy behaviours and how to better understand your pup.

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Cat Litter Box Tips: Do's & Don'ts of Litter

Whether you’re a seasoned cat owner, or have just welcomed a new cat into your home, you may have some questions about the do’s and don’ts of cat litter.

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Six Ways to Make Your Cat Feel at Home

Our cats at home display behaviors and preferences that stretch back to their wild ancestors. Here’s some guidance from Purina pet behavior experts to help make your home more enticing for the wild feline inside your cat. 

Donate to Support Pets in Need

While our pets at home provide much needed companionship during this critical time, other pets—and the organizations that support them—are in need of help. If you’re able and would like to support pets in need during this time of crisis, please consider making a donation to your local humane society.