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Helpful information about the unique nutritional needs of dogs and cats with certain lifestyles or health challenges.



  • More Than a Meal: Putting Purina's Microbiome Science into Practice

    Decades of research into the microbiome and nutritional interventions such as prebiotics and probiotics reveals how diet influences the gut microbiome and ultimately contributes to pet health.​

    20+ minutes

  • Nutrition and Heart Health

    The heart is a vital organ that relies on specific nutrients and a continuous supply of energy to support and maintain a regular rate and rhythm, yet the role of nutrition in pets’ cardiac health is often overlooked.

    6 min to 10 min

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    Hydration in Pets

    Water is vital to health. How much water should pets drink, are there differences between cats and dogs, and how can pets be encouraged to drink?

    6 min to 10 min

  • Nutrition and the Immune System

    Good nutrition is essential to ensure a strong immune system throughout the life of cats and dogs. Age, disease or stress can all affect the immune system. Diet plays an important role to optimize immune function and ultimately strengthen the natural defense and immune response.

    6 min to 10 min

  • Nutrition and Urinary Tract Health in Cats

    Feline lower urinary tract diseases (FLUTDs) have a multi-factorial etiology. Diet can play an important role as part of the overall management.

    6 min to 10 min

  • Feeding Pets for Weight Loss

    Up to 63% of pet cats and 59.3% of pet dogs are overweight or obese, and this condition is linked with serious health risks. However, many pet owners do not recognize their dog or cat is overweight or how nutrition can help manage healthy weight–and a healthier life—for their pet.

    6 min to 10 min

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    HYDRATION IN PETS: Strategies To Manage Water Balance In Cats And Dogs

    Water is an essential nutrient and is considered the nutrient most critical for survival. Losses in body water of just 10-15% can cause death, with animals able to tolerate much higher fat or protein losses.

    20+ minutes

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    Managing Cat Allergens

    A nutritional approach can neutralize the major cat allergen (Fel d 1) in a cat’s saliva, before it spreads to the environment.

    1 min to 5 min

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    Managing the Gut Microbiome

    Diet, a controllable factor that influences the gut microbiome, offers a daily opportunity to contribute to gut health.

    1 min to 5 min