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Whether you have a dog, cat or both, our experts are here with all the information and tips you need. In the articles below, we cover dog and cat health, nutrition, behaviour, training and more.

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6 Tips to Help Keep Your Dog Cool this Summer

It's summertime and we know you want to be outside soaking up the beautiful sunshine and enjoying the warm weather with your dog.

Why Are Dogs Scared of Thunder?

It may start with your dog seeming on edge for a few hours. They aren't settling in and napping like they usually do, and they might be startling at every sudden noise or movement.

Why Does My Cat Stare at Me?

While pet owners might find it convenient if cats could talk to them to express wants and needs, most cats only offer audible feedback in the form of meowing, trilling or hissing.

How Many Treats Should You Give Your Cat

Cat treats are a great way to reward your cat during training and can serve as a way to strengthen the bond between you and your cat.

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If your cat usually uses the litter box without issue or you've noticed that you're going longer between cleanings, she could be constipated.

Every cat owner knows how unique and quirky their fur babies can be. From changing food preferences to swapping sleeping spots, cats can be puzzling creatures.

Digging is a natural instinct in dogs, with many dogs digging to find out what might be under a particularly good-smelling pile of dirt or to create a cool place to lay down on a hot day.

Some cats sleep in the litter box when they're kittens, but if you find your kitty sleeping in the litter box when she's older, something may be amiss and need attention.

Most people want their dogs to bark. It's an extra level of protection when a stranger shows up at the door, and it's nice to know that an animal is outside if you live in a rural area.

Training a small dog is no different than training larger breeds and you might be surprised by how much your small dog is capable of learning. Learn how to train a small dog with these simple training tips.
Purina is proud to sponsor CAMH Gifts of Light. Purina matches donations to CAMH Gifts of Light up to a total of $10,000 to support programs like Pet Therapy.

Do you suspect your dog of acting out? Is your dog behaving badly, or are his actions causing you frustration? Understanding the causes of your dog’s behaviour can help you begin to explore ways to correct it.

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.

As pet owners, we want our dogs to be involved in our lives, which includes our dogs being able to have positive encounters with the new people and pups that we meet in our day-to-day lives.

We all love to get a good night’s sleep, sneak in an afternoon nap and have a lie-in on the weekends. As it turns out, Canadians also love to share their snoozing time with their furry friends!

Rufus is a 3-year old Labradoodle, Certified Therapy Dog and a valued Purina team member. Learn more about CAMH Pet Therapy program and how dog's like Rufus help support it.