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Backyard Fun: Create a Catio for Your Cat

House cats are natural predators who love to hunt. Just like their ancestors that lived in the wild, they have agile bodies made for hunting as well as keen senses that help them catch their prey. You’ll see it in the way your cat leaps to catch the feather at the end of the wand… Continue reading Backyard Fun: Create a Catio for Your Cat

10 Unique Places in the World to Volunteer and Encounter Animals

Are you an animal lover who’s interested in enriching your travels? Why not combine two passions—animals and travel—through wildlife conservation volunteering?  Wildlife conservation volunteering consists of visiting a new place, interacting with the wild or endangered species found within the habitat (or at a rescue centre), and working to help preserve the area. From caring… Continue reading 10 Unique Places in the World to Volunteer and Encounter Animals

Can Dogs Eat Honey?

The short answer: Yes, but in limited quantities. The long answer: Honey is filled with so many nutrients that will improve your dog’s well-being. Thanks to the pollen grains it contains, honey can help alleviate environmental allergies your dog may have. It can also combat gastrointestinal diseases, balancing out the natural bacterial flora of your… Continue reading Can Dogs Eat Honey?

Can Dogs Eat Coconut?

The short answer: Yes, but with caution. The long answer: Coconut is a tropical fruit that can be consumed by your dog in moderation. If coconut is integrated into his diet gradually, it can improve your pooch’s coat, skin, and digestion. Packed with healthy saturated fats, coconut can be fed to him in a variety… Continue reading Can Dogs Eat Coconut?

Can Dogs Eat Cinnamon?

The short answer: It is not recommended. The long answer: Cinnamon is a dark red spice that is known for its strong scent and sweet flavour. According to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), it is non-toxic to dogs, but since it presents no beneficial nutritional value for your pet,… Continue reading Can Dogs Eat Cinnamon?

Can Dogs Eat Cauliflower?

The short answer: Yes, but in limited quantities. The long answer: Cauliflower is a vegetable that is low in calories. It contains fiber, folate, potassium, and vitamins B, K, and B6 that will benefit your dog. Feeding him cauliflower can help improve his digestion, weight, eyesight, and immune system.  Integrate this crunchy vegetable slowly into… Continue reading Can Dogs Eat Cauliflower?

Can Dogs Eat Cat Food?

The short answer: It is not recommended. The long answer: Though dog and cat food may look the same, their composition and nutritional content vary greatly. Dogs are omnivores and derive energy and nutrients from a diet consisting of plants and meats, so your pooch should get his daily recommended amount of carbohydrates, protein, fats,… Continue reading Can Dogs Eat Cat Food?

12 Easy DIY Toys to Make for Cats and Dogs

As pawrents, we’ve all fallen under the marketing spell of the “hottest” pet toys and bought them for our furbabies… only to find them ignored and gathering dust in a corner. Instead, our pets have found joy in the simplest of things, such as an old teddy bear or a tattered paper bag that has… Continue reading 12 Easy DIY Toys to Make for Cats and Dogs

Can Dogs Eat Yogurt?

The short answer: It depends. The long answer: A by-product of milk, yogurt is created through the fermentation of lactic acid bacteria. Dogs’ bodies do not possess high amounts of the enzyme lactase, making it difficult for them to break down the lactose found in yogurt. As such, yogurt and other milk-based products can give… Continue reading Can Dogs Eat Yogurt?

Can Dogs Eat Ice Cream?

The short answer: It is not recommended. The long answer: It might be tempting to allow your dog to eat your ice cream on a scorching hot day, but you must limit it to just a few licks. Ice cream is a frozen treat that is made up of milk, cream, sugar, and eggs—ingredients that… Continue reading Can Dogs Eat Ice Cream?

Can Dogs Eat Spinach?

The short answer: Yes. The long answer: Jam-packed with vitamins A, B, C, and K as well as iron, calcium, and fiber, this leafy vegetable can be given to your dog as a nutritious, low-calorie snack. Existing in three varieties, spinach is known to boost the immune system, stimulate the digestive system, aid in bowel… Continue reading Can Dogs Eat Spinach?

Can Dogs Eat Turkey?

The short answer: Yes. The long answer: A key ingredient in many commercially sold dog foods, turkey is a healthy poultry dish that is high in protein, B vitamins, zinc, phosphorus, tryptophan, and selenium. Its lean white meat is known to be low in saturated fat and cholesterol.  Dogs can gain a lot from eating… Continue reading Can Dogs Eat Turkey?