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Can Dogs Eat Whipped Cream?

The short answer: It depends. The long answer: Whipped cream is commonly made of heavy cream, a natural sweetener (such as sugar, honey, or maple syrup), and vanilla extract. When broken down into its individual components, some whipped cream ingredients cannot be consumed by dogs.  Made from the high fat part of fresh milk, heavy… Continue reading Can Dogs Eat Whipped Cream?

Can Dogs Eat Lamb Bones?

The short answer: Yes and no. The long answer: Lamb is a good source of protein for dogs. It is packed with essential amino acids and dietary fats that can help your dog build body tissues and sustain his energy. Though it is good to include lamb meat in your dog’s diet, its bones are… Continue reading Can Dogs Eat Lamb Bones?

Can Dogs Eat Eggplant?

The short answer: It depends. The long answer: Also known as aubergine or brinjal, eggplant is a purple-coloured plant that belongs to the nightshade family, Solanaceae. It is known for being a nutritious vegetable that’s low in fat and calories, and high in fiber, calcium, and iron. Your dog can be fed cooked eggplant as… Continue reading Can Dogs Eat Eggplant?

Can Dogs Eat Lentils?

The short answer: Yes, but in limited quantities. The long answer: Lentils are edible seeds that belong to the legume family. They are grouped together with beans and peas because they all grow in pods. Lentils appear as small, lens-shaped seeds in various colours such as brown, red, green, and black.  When fed to your… Continue reading Can Dogs Eat Lentils?

Can Dogs Eat Ham Bones?

The short answer: No. The long answer: Though it may be tempting to treat your dog to a ham bone, it is not something dogs should eat. First off, ham is processed pork meat that is preserved and flavoured using salt. Too much of this condiment can cause sodium ion poisoning or extreme dehydration in… Continue reading Can Dogs Eat Ham Bones?

Best Human Food for Puppies

Whether you come across them through fostering or adopting, puppies are one of the most adorable four-legged baby animals you’ll ever encounter! There’s a lot you’ll need to learn so you can help them grow up to be physically, mentally, and emotionally healthy dogs. Nutrition is one of the key factors in their overall development,… Continue reading Best Human Food for Puppies

Can Dogs Eat Apricots?

The short answer: Yes, but with caution. The long answer: Round and yellow, apricots are stone fruits that look similar to peaches. They are packed with nutrients (such as potassium, and vitamins A, E, and C) and a considerable amount of antioxidants (such as beta carotene, lutein, and zeaxanthin) that can help fight cancer. Though… Continue reading Can Dogs Eat Apricots?

Can Dogs Eat Honeydew?

The short answer: Yes, but in moderation. The long answer: Honeydew is a fruit that belongs to the melon family. It usually has a smooth, pale outer skin in the shade of yellow or green. Underneath the hard peel is sweet green flesh accompanied by small seeds, usually found at the center of the fruit. … Continue reading Can Dogs Eat Honeydew?

Can Dogs Eat Coconut Oil?

The short answer: Yes, but only in limited quantities. The long answer: Also called coconut butter, coconut oil is derived from the kernels, meat, and milk of the coconut fruit and palm. It is a good source of energy, fat, iron, and vitamins E and K. Though this oil may be fed to your dog… Continue reading Can Dogs Eat Coconut Oil?

Can Dogs Eat Beef?

The short answer: Yes. The long answer: A type of meat that can be given as a treat or meal, beef is safe for your dog to consume. It is high in vitamins B12, B3, and B6, as well as protein, iron, selenium, and zinc. Lean beef is your dog’s best option, and it should… Continue reading Can Dogs Eat Beef?

Can Dogs Eat Chicken?

The short answer: Yes. The long answer: One of the most common ingredients of dog food, chicken contains many nutritional benefits for your dog. When prepared correctly, the cooked meat can provide energy, help build lean muscle mass, and promote bone health. However, it is not recommended for dogs to eat raw chicken (especially puppies… Continue reading Can Dogs Eat Chicken?

Can Dogs Eat Pretzels?

The short answer: It is not recommended. The long answer: Whether the small and hard type or the big and soft kind, pretzels are snacks that should not be consumed by dogs. Aside from being loaded with salt, this snack may also be topped with garlic or onions, which can cause gastrointestinal distress and/or blood… Continue reading Can Dogs Eat Pretzels?