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New Kitten Checklist: What Does a Kitten Need?

What does a kitten need in a new home? Beds, toys, litter boxes, grooming tools, food & other supplies are needed when bringing a kitten home. Read about the checklist of items your new kitten needs here.

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5 Halloween Safety Tips for Pets
5 Halloween Safety Tips for Pets
For us humans, Halloween is a fun holiday filled with costumes, spooks and tasty treats, but it can look quite different to our pets. Trick-or-treaters, elaborate costumes and candy can cause frightening and potentially dangerous situations for your dog or cat. Our trusted Purina experts and veterinarians, Dr. Marty Becker and Dr. Ragen McGowan offer some Halloween cat and dog safety tips to keep your pets safe.
What is Parvo and What are Common Parvo Symptoms?
What is Parvo and What are Common Parvo Symptoms?
Parvo in puppies is extremely serious. It is a deadly disease that is easily preventable in your puppy. Read on to learn more about what parvo is and how to recognize parvo symptoms in your puppy.
Puppy Development Stages
Puppy Development Stages
As puppies grow and mature, their energy levels and behaviour change. Read on to learn more about puppy development stages and what you can expect from your puppy as he progresses through different phases of his life. 
Can Puppies Eat Adult Dog Food?
Can Puppies Eat Adult Dog Food?
With so many pet food options in stores, new pet owners can find themselves asking questions like “can puppies eat adult dog food” and “what exactly should puppies eat?” Making sure your puppy has all the nutrition he needs is one of the most important things to do to make sure they grow into a strong and healthy dog. Read on to discover why feeding puppy food is important for your pup’s help. 
Understanding Puppy Behaviour
Understanding Puppy Behaviour
Puppies are quirky characters with interesting and unique personalities. They zoom from one room to another, chase their tails for no reason, hiccup randomly and fall asleep with no warning. While these behaviours can put a smile on your face, you may be wondering why puppies act the way that they do. Read on to learn more about puppy behaviour and to understand why your puppy engages in some cute and curious activities.
Why Is My Puppy Not Eating Dry Food?
Why Is My Puppy Not Eating Dry Food?
If your puppy is not eating dry food, there could be many reasons as to why. For one, you could just simply be dealing with a picky eater, or this can be a sign of something more serious. Read on to learn about some of the factors that can lead to your puppy not eating dry food. 
What Nutrients Do Puppies Need in Their Dog Food?
What Nutrients Do Puppies Need in Their Dog Food?
Puppyhood is a playful and exciting time in your dog’s life. Your puppy is constantly on the move and developing quickly, which means that he needs a high-energy diet to meet his body’s needs. However, not all dog food has the required nutrition for your puppy. Read on to learn what nutrients puppies need in their food. 
How to Care for a Pregnant Cat
How to Care for a Pregnant Cat
If your cat is expecting kittens, the best thing you can do for her is to learn how to care for a pregnant cat to ensure she has a healthy and safe pregnancy. Make sure to plan ahead and provide her with support prior to the kittens arriving. Afterwards, get ready to give her plenty of family time. Read on to learn how to care for a pregnant cat and how to help her have an easy pregnancy.
What to Expect When Bringing a Kitten Home
What to Expect When 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. Read on to learn how to make your kitten’s transition to her new home more comfortable so that she can be happy and thrive in her new environment.
How to Ease the Process of Weaning Kittens
Learn How to Feed a Kitten
Learn How to Feed a Kitten
Your kitten is always moving and growing, so it's important she gets the nutrition she needs. Read our article to learn how to feed a kitten that is ready for solid food.
Six Ways to Make Your Cat Feel at Home
Six Ways to Make Your Cat Feel at Home
You may have noticed that your cat has certain behaviours and preferences in your home. These behaviours stretch back generations to their time living in the wild. These preferences can also run counter to how we live our day-to-day lives, particularly when it comes to our home environments. So, how can you make sure that you and your cat are on the same page? Read on for six ways to make your cat feel more comfortable in your home:

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