Dog & Cat Articles

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.

Dog and Cat Articles on Behaviour & Health

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Can Dogs Eat Carrots?

Carrots are an abundant source of nutrition for humans, but what about your dog – can he eat carrots too?

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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.

A tabby cat looking at the camera

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.

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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 puppies grow and change, their activity and energy levels change. Purina's team of pet care experts prepare you for what to expect at various stages of their life.
  • Why do dogs have whiskers? Whiskers are to dogs what fingertips are to humans — they provide dogs with the sensory means to navigate their surroundings.

  • Why do cats fight? You’re not the first distressed pet parent to ask this question, and you certainly won’t be the last.

  • Any dog owner knows pups do a lot of adorable things, from the way they bring us little gifts to the way they explode in joy when they know it's feeding time.

  • When you watch your cats going about their day-to-day lives, it's easy to see signs of their obvious intelligence.

  • Do dogs smile? You already know that your dog likes spending time with you, so why wouldn’t your dog’s smile be genuine?

  • If you've owned a cat for a while, you already know that they spend the vast majority of their time sleeping.

  • Why do cats scratch, and more specifically, why do cats scratch furniture? If you’re starting to get the feeling that your cat just likes to destroy things, especially your expensive furniture, think again.