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?

A grey and white dog hiding under a blanket

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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  • With the growing trend in raw food diets, many dog owners are wondering, “Can dogs eat raw meat?” Read from experts if your dog can, or even should be, eating raw meat.
  • Find helpful wet dog feeding tips including how much you should feed, how often to feed it and how to mix wet dog food with dry.
  • Many new puppy owners wonder how often puppies should eat. The frequency of feedings depends on your puppy’s age. Find out how often to feed a puppy from Purina’s experts.
  • How much food should you feed your dog? Purina has a helpful dog feeding chart to help you determine how much your dog should eat. Feeding your dog the right amount of food each day helps ensure he gets the nutrition he needs.
  • The first few months of puppy training is definitely enough for owners to start questioning why the phrase is ‘"herding cats" instead of puppies.

  • 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.

  • 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.