Food

(Picture Credit: Getty Images) Can dogs eat avocados? There isn’t a short yes or no answer. Avocados can be dangerous for dogs, though reports that they are actually toxic are sometimes blown out of proportion. So long as they are prepared properly, avocados are usually safe for dogs to eat. Much of the controversy around
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(Picture Credit: Carmelka/Getty Images) Can dogs eat cranberries? The short answer is yes, cranberries, are safe to eat for dogs. They are not toxic, unlike a very close alternative, raisins. These tiny fruits can provide your dogs with benefits like a high dose of vitamin C, potassium, and fiber. They have low caloric content and
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(Picture Credit: Getty Images) Can dogs eat peanuts? The short answer is yes, dogs can eat peanuts, but there are some big exceptions and things you should know before you feed them to your dog. Peanuts are high in beneficial, healthy nutrients for your dog, but they should only be eaten in moderation, and only
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(Image Credit: Getty Images/kandypix) Peanut butter is a healthy sometimes-snack for humans. However, this is not necessarily the case for dogs. Not all, but many types of peanut butter have an ingredient called xylitol. Xylitol is a substance often used in place of natural sweeteners, and it is highly toxic for dogs. It’s usually extracted
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(Picture Credit: Getty Images) Can dogs eat apples? The short answer is yes, dogs can eat apples, but there are some things you should know before you feed them to your dog. These frruits are full of nutrients that can be beneficial to your dog’s health, but there are some dangers to look out for,
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(Picture Credit: Getty Images) Can dogs eat eggs? The short answer is yes, dogs can eat eggs. However, there is some debate about whether they should be cooked or raw, and there are some things you should know before you serve eggs to your dog. In general, eggs are good for dogs, and they are
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(Picture Credit: Alina Potopeanu/EyeEm/Getty Images) Back in the days of hunters and gatherers, protein and nuts were the main ingredients of every meal. This did our ancestors well, but more than this, even the animals and pets would enjoy the same food and benefits. This is why a common trend now for pets is feeding
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(Picture Credit: igorr1/Getty Images) Can dogs eat ham? The answer to that question isn’t a simple yes or no. There are many things to consider before feeding this meat to your dog, and, as always, you should as your vet before sharing human foods with your canine friend. December is a month of holidays for
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(Picture Credit: Getty Images) Can dogs eat almonds? The short answer is no, dogs can’t eat almonds, even though your dog may have eaten an almond or two in the past and felt fine. While almonds aren’t likely to be toxic, they aren’t handled well by dogs’ digestive systems and can cause obstructions. They also
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(Image Credit: Westend61/Getty Images) Can dogs eat potatoes? You’re probably asking this if you want to share a bite with your dog from the dinner table. The potato has a long and storied history. The potato was actually first cultivated in Peru and Bolivia thousands of years ago. Spanish Conquistadors and colonizers brought the potato
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(Picture Credit: Getty Images) Can dogs eat cherries? The short answer is no, dogs shouldn’t eat cherries, even though your dog may have eaten a cherry or two in the past and felt fine afterward. Many fruits are healthy and safe for dogs, but while cherries do contain some beneficial nutrients, they can do a
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(Image Credit: Getty Images) The short answer is yes. Dogs can eat turkey. But this comes with a few caveats. Dogs can usually eat turkey unless they have medical conditions like allergies, and you must remove any bones from the meat beforehand. You shouldn’t feed your dog seasoned turkey, as many kinds of seasoning can be
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(Picture Credit: Getty Images) Can Dogs Eat Pumpkin? The short answer is yes, your dog can have pumpkin. Not only is pumpkin a nice change of pace for your pup’s palette, it is also a healthy people food to add to your dog’s diet. Why Is Pumpkin Good For Dogs? Pumpkin is great for your
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(Photo Credit: Shutterstock) The vitamin and supplement business for humans is a multi-billion dollar industry. Many pet owners also feel that if supplements are good for them, they must be good for their pets too. However, before giving out supplements to your pup like treats, you should consider if they are something your pet actually
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(Picture Credit: Getty Images) Your dog’s grain-free diet might now be the cause of possible heart disease, according to the Food and Drug Administration. The condition affecting dogs is known as dilated cardiomyopathy, a condition that weakens and enlarges the heart and which may later result in congestive heart failure. Some of the most common
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(Image Credit: Getty Images) Are grapes and raisins bad for your dog? The general consensus over the years has been yes, as suggested evidence has believed grapes and raisins lead to acute renal failure in canines. However, studies are beginning to believe that this is, in fact, not true. At least not entirely. A recent
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(Picture Credit: Getty Images) While eating disorders are well known in humans, not many people know about the eating disorders that affect dogs. Animals have different reasons for having unusual eating habits, but they can be just as troubling for concerned dog owners. Here are six eating disorders that affect dogs. 1. Overeating (Picture Credit:
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(Picture Credit: Getty Images) Many natural foods and supplements can be added to your dog’s diet to provide relief from the pain of arthritis. Diet becomes especially important for dogs with arthritis, as excess body fat can strain joints and bones, causing even more discomfort. Moderate exercise, massage, acupuncture, and medication are all tools in
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(Picture Credit: Getty Images) A trending topic among dog lovers is rotating their pup’s protein source. This basically means you change the protein source of your dog’s food periodically: on a daily, weekly, or monthly schedule. You might go from beef, to fish, to pork and so on. With today’s dog foods, your options are
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Every dog deserves treats and the best kinds of treats are the ones that are actually good for your dog! Many treats provide health and wellness benefits that will keep your pup healthy, happy and may even extend the life of your dog. Natural foods, the kinds we humans eat, make the best treats for
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[embedded content] Blueprints on The Oldest Dog in the World from Planet Paws on Vimeo. If dogs had a flaw (which they don’t) their one flaw would be that they don’t live as long as we do. Scientists are working at trying to create pills that will help extend the lives of dogs, but they
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(Picture Credit: Getty Images) Did you know in this country alone, we spend close to $60 billion each year on pet health care and pet food? That number increases each year, actually…and yet, over the past decade, we’ve seen an 11% decrease in how long our dogs are living. Plus, our pets are presenting with
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