The short answer: No. The long answer: Though not as lethal as grapes or raisins, plums may cause problems when consumed by your dog. The sharp pit may cause damage to your pet’s esophagus, stomach, or intestines, and may get stuck in his intestinal tract. Worse, a crushed pit may release cyanide that is toxic… Continue reading Can Dogs Eat Plums?
The bane of a dog’s existence, fleas are small flightless bugs that survive by sucking the blood of animals and even humans. Thriving in moist, humid environments and during warmer seasons of the year, fleas hop from host to host, latching on to their unknowing prey, piercing the prey’s skin to suck on its blood,… Continue reading How to Get Rid of Fleas on Your Dog
Buying a gift is not as easy as it sounds. When selecting a present for someone, you must put into consideration the recipient’s personal taste, varied interests, and current needs (not to mention your budget). If the receiver is a vegan, the gift giving process can be a lot more interesting and rewarding as you… Continue reading The Ultimate Gift Guide for the Vegan in Your Life
Make gift buying a fun and thoughtful experience! Knowing who your recipient is plays a huge part in purchasing the perfect present, and when it comes to animal rescuers and animal rescue supporters, we’ve got you covered! Before diving into our amazing gift suggestions, let’s take a quick look at what we mean by animal… Continue reading The Ultimate Gift Guide for the Animal Rescuer in Your Life
What is an animal rescue? An animal rescue organisation aimed at taking companion animals from situations where they are at risk of euthanasia for reasons not related to behaviour or health. An example would be a rescue that pulls dogs from shelters with a policy of euthanising dogs that are not adopted within a certain… Continue reading Let’s Talk Rescue and What It Means to “Adopt, Don’t Shop”
Important note: This article is based on marshmallows that do not contain xylitol or chocolate. If you are unsure about what your marshmallows contain, please do not feed them to your pets. The short answer: It is not recommended. The long answer: Marshmallows are pillowy treats that are made of water, gelatin, and sugar (usually… Continue reading Can Dogs Eat Marshmallows?
The short answer: Yes, but in moderation. The long answer: Your dog can reap the countless benefits of eating oatmeal the same way you do. It is a great source of vitamins (E and B-6) and minerals (iron, calcium, manganese, selenium, and zinc, to name a few), which work hand in hand to maintain your… Continue reading Can Dogs Eat Oatmeal?
The short answer: Yes, but in moderation. The long answer: A small fruit that packs a lot of flavour, kiwi is known to be filled with antioxidants, fiber, folate, potassium, and vitamins C, K, and E. It can be fed to your dog occasionally and in limited quantities, but should not be included in his… Continue reading Can Dogs Eat Kiwi?
The short answer: It is not recommended. The long answer: Bacon is a type of salt-cured meat that typically comes from a pig’s belly or back. While dogs need to have a balanced diet of protein, carbohydrates, and fat, they are not equipped to handle bacon because of its high salt and fat content. Consuming… Continue reading Can Dogs Eat Bacon?
The short answer: Yes, but in moderation. The long answer: Also known as cantaloupe, melon is a delicious fruit that’s high in water and nutrients, such as vitamins A and C, fiber, and potassium. It can be safely consumed by your dog, but since it contains loads of natural sugar, you should limit the quantity… Continue reading Can Dogs Eat Melon?
The short answer: Yes and no. The long answer: Peppers are fruits of capsicum plants that come in different sizes, colours, and flavours. There are small, spicy peppers that add heat to dishes, as well as big, sweet-tasting bell peppers. Spicy peppers such as cayenne, chili peppers, jalapenos, and serrano cannot be eaten by your… Continue reading Can Dogs Eat Peppers?
The short answer: Yes, but in moderation. The long answer: Cabbage comes in 400 different varieties that are generally safe for dogs to eat. Appearing as leafy vegetables in green, white, red, or purple, it is packed with protein, fiber, and vitamins K and C that can assist with your dog’s digestion, strengthen his immune… Continue reading Can Dogs Eat Cabbage?