The short answer: No. The long answer: Pecans should never be fed to your dog because they contain the toxin juglone. When consumed by your pet, these nuts can cause gastrointestinal upset or create an obstruction in his windpipe, esophagus, stomach, or intestines. Another concern is if your dog accidentally consumes moldy pecans. Because of… Continue reading Can Dogs Eat Pecans?
The short answer: Yes, but in moderation. The long answer: A member of the Gemmifera Group of cabbages, brussels sprouts are fiber-packed buds that can be served to your four-legged pet. They are loaded with vitamins K and C, which aids your dog’s immune system, circulatory system, and the skeletal system. Meanwhile, the antioxidants found… Continue reading Can Dogs Eat Brussels Sprouts?
The short answer: No. The long answer: Belonging to the citrus family, lemons are highly acidic fruits that should not be consumed by dogs because of the psoralen compounds and essential oils found in them. Even just a small amount may harm small-sized dogs, which can lead to vomiting, diarrhea, weakness, gastrointestinal distress, and sensitivity… Continue reading Can Dogs Eat Lemons?
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?