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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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As your cat enters the senior stage of their life, they may start to become less active and their metabolism may slow down. As such, they can be prone to putting on weight.

It can be hard to recognize signs of old age in cats as they don’t get fine lines and wrinkles like humans do. Changes in your cat are most likely to start on the inside as they approach their golden years, and they will gradually age as we do.

You may have noticed that your cat is napping more, not playing with you as often or that they can’t jump as high as they used to. These are all normal as your cat approaches their senior years!

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.
Adopting a pet saves a life and gives you a best pal. If you’re looking to adopt a pet in Canada, Petfinder has a large database of adoptable pets in North America.

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.