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The Ultimate Gift Guide for the Animal Rescuer 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

Let’s talk rescue and what it means to “adopt, don’t shop”

Let’s Talk Rescue and What It Means to “Adopt, Don’t Shop”

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”

Can Dogs Eat Marshmallows?

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?

Can Dogs Eat Oatmeal?

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?

Can Dogs Eat Kiwi?

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?

Can Dogs Eat Bacon?

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?

Can Dogs Eat Melon?

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?

Can Dogs Eat Peppers?

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?

Can Dogs Eat Cabbage?

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?

Can Dogs Eat Cranberries?

The short answer: Yes, but in moderation. The long answer: Cranberries are small, round, red-coloured fruits that are great sources of potassium, fiber, and vitamin C. The antioxidants and nutrients found in them can help improve your dog’s cognitive function, support his immune system, decrease inflammation and skin irritation, and reduce tartar and plaque buildup… Continue reading Can Dogs Eat Cranberries?

Can Dogs Eat Pasta?

The short answer: Yes and no. The long answer: Your dog can occasionally eat pasta as long as you serve it to him cooked and without any sauce or seasoning. Raw pasta is difficult to digest, and its sharp edges may tear your dog’s mouth, throat, esophagus, and/or intestines. Meanwhile, some of the pasta sauces… Continue reading Can Dogs Eat Pasta?

Can Dogs Eat Zucchini?

The short answer: Yes. The long answer: Zucchini is a variety of summer squash that is packed with antioxidants and nutrients. It is high in fiber and low in calories, making it a good snack for your dog to enjoy. This vegetable is known to improve digestion, helping your dog better absorb the nutrients from… Continue reading Can Dogs Eat Zucchini?