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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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As many people have done in their own diets, today more dog and cat owners are turning to limited ingredient food as part of a “simple ingredient” approach to their pet’s nutrition.

Dog parks are a great way to strengthen your bond with your dog, have him socialize and help him burn off some extra energy. But, what do you do if your dog is shaking like a leaf under a park bench? Or when he comes too "friendly" with his playmate?

For many dogs, holiday fireworks are a nightmare. But exactly why are dogs scared of fireworks? Discover five fireworks “fear factors,” as well as ways you can help your petrified pooch stay calm during the festivities.

There’s nothing like strawberry season. The fresh, juicy berries make a healthy snack for you, but can your dog have strawberries, too? It’s a good question to ask, since you and your dog have different systems and nutritional needs.

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.
While a little extra weight can mean more of your dog to cuddle and love, a landmark Purina study shows that dogs that are fed to ideal body condition live longer and healthier lives.
Celebrating your furry family member’s big day is fun for both you and your pup. Here are some tips on throwing a birthday bash with activities that you'll both enjoy.
If you're introducing your puppy to an adult dog food, or just trying a new food altogether – be sure to follow the following guidelines for a healthy transition.
Kitten separation anxiety happens when your kitten becomes distressed when you leave home. Kittens are quieter about their distress, and they aren’t likely to bark, howl or chew like dogs do. Read on to learn more.
If you’re lucky enough to have a kitten or a cat in your life, you’ve no doubt bore witness to an interesting kitty trait known as “kneading." Read on to learn why cats engage in this curious behaviour.
Shedding is a natural part of a dog’s life, and he can even shed more with warmer weather. Read on to learn how to deal with dog shedding so that you can put down the vacuum and spend more time cuddling.