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

Backyards are a great way to spend your time outdoors during the warmer months of the year.

A backyard is a great place for both you and your dog to enjoy the outdoors, especially during the warmer months of the year.

Food allergies are thankfully very rare in cats, and can often be confused with the more common (and less severe) food intolerances.

Just like people, dogs can develop allergies to foods at any time – even after years of eating a certain type of food.

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.