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Can Dogs Eat Olives?

The short answer: Yes and no. The long answer: Packed with vitamin E, healthy fats, and powerful antioxidants, olives are small fruits that are used to create olive oil. Black or green olives can both be eaten by your dog in moderation, but only if they are served plain and pitless.  Salted, spiced, pickled, or… Continue reading Can Dogs Eat Olives?

Can Dogs Eat Raisins?

The short answer: No. The long answer: Raisins are dried grapes, so the toxic effects your dog would get from eating grapes also holds true for raisins. Its poisonous agent has not yet been determined, but it appears to come from the flesh of the fruit. No matter what his age, breed, gender, or size,… Continue reading Can Dogs Eat Raisins?

Things You Should Know Before Adopting a Cat

Whether you’re considering bringing home a full-grown cat from a rescue shelter or taking in a friend’s foster kitten, adopting a cat is a lifetime commitment. Choosing to adopt means you’ve thought about all the aspects of responsible pet care, from providing quality food and healthcare to keeping your cat groomed and entertained all year… Continue reading Things You Should Know Before Adopting a Cat

Can Dogs Eat Peas?

The short answer: Yes, but with caution. The long answer: Used as a common ingredient for high-quality dog food, peas are excellent sources of dietary fiber, vitamins A, B, and K, and nutrients such as folate and potassium. Your dog can enjoy eating different types of peas such as green peas, garden peas (shelled), English… Continue reading Can Dogs Eat Peas?

Can Dogs Eat Salmon?

The short answer: Yes, but with caution. The long answer: Salmon is a type of small-sized, short-lived oily fish that can be safely eaten by your pet dog. It is an excellent source of protein and omega-3 fatty acids, and is also known to contain minerals zinc, potassium, and magnesium, as well as vitamins A,… Continue reading Can Dogs Eat Salmon?

Can Dogs Eat Walnuts?

The short answer: No. The long answer: Though dogs can occasionally eat a few pieces of peanuts and cashews, walnuts are a big no-no for them. These large, hard-shelled nuts can block your dog’s airway, trigger gastrointestinal distress, and be the cause of toxic poisoning. Plus, moldy walnuts may contain tremorgenic mycotoxins that can lead… Continue reading Can Dogs Eat Walnuts?

Can Dogs Eat Ham?

The short answer: It is not recommended. The long answer: Ham is processed meat that comes from a pork leg cut. It is preserved through wet or dry curing, and sometimes smoked. Because the preservation and flavouring process of ham is done with salt, it is highly unsuitable for dogs. Salt can make your dog… Continue reading Can Dogs Eat Ham?

Can Dogs Eat Cashews?

The short answer: Yes, but only very small amounts. The long answer: Cashews are one of the few nut varieties that dogs can safely consume. They are great sources of fiber, omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidants, and vitamins, and are known to improve blood pressure. Since cashews are also high in protein and fat (which can… Continue reading Can Dogs Eat Cashews?

12 Questions to Ask When Adopting a Dog

Congratulations on taking the first step to welcoming an adopted dog into your family! Animal adoption is a noble act that will benefit not just the canine you take in (by giving him a second chance to live happily in a loving home), but also the shelter or rescue you adopt from (by allowing the… Continue reading 12 Questions to Ask When Adopting a Dog

How to Responsibly Fundraise for Australian Bushfires

People from all over the world have shown their generosity by donating money and coming up with creative ways to help Australia’s relief and recovery efforts for the bushfires. Setting up a fundraiser is another way you can show your support for the volunteers and evacuees, as well as the wildlife animals and habitat gravely… Continue reading How to Responsibly Fundraise for Australian Bushfires

10 Ways to Help Wildlife Injured by Australian Bushfires

With approximately 18.6 million hectares (46 million acres) of land burned by the bushfires across Australia, it comes as no surprise that over 1.25 billion animals have been tragically killed, gravely injured, or displaced from forests and reserves that they consider home. Minister of the Environment Sussan Ley estimates that in New South Wales alone,… Continue reading 10 Ways to Help Wildlife Injured by Australian Bushfires

10 Other Ways You Can Support Bushfire Recovery

Help comes in many forms, and any kind of assistance is greatly appreciated by the survivors of a natural disaster. Donating funds to help Australia recover from the wake of the catastrophic bushfires and record breaking heat may be the most obvious and fastest way to assist the country, but there are other ways you… Continue reading 10 Other Ways You Can Support Bushfire Recovery