Making the decision to adopt a pet can be both exciting and difficult. Choosing which dog to bring home can be overwhelming. There are so many different choices between animal shelters, breeds, levels of obedience, size, gender, special needs, and of course, age. Unfortunately, many people overlook adopting a senior dog for various reasons such… Continue reading Things You Should Know about Adopting A Senior Dog
Raise your hand if you’re a certified cat lady or a mad cat man who’s all for responsible pet ownership. By purchasing these 10 animal shelter items for cat lovers (which you can gift to yourself or someone else!), you show your support for rescue shelters that take in abandoned cats until they’re ready to… Continue reading 10 Purr-fect Animal Shelter Items for Cat Lovers
The short answer: It depends. The long answer: Bread can be fed to your dog as long as it is the plain type and does not contain any of the following: xylitol (an artificial sweetener that is highly toxic for dogs), raisins (dried fruit which causes mood changes, depression, and kidney failure), nuts (macadamia nuts… Continue reading Can Dogs Eat Bread?
The short answer: Yes and no. The long answer: Dogs can eat shrimp as long as they’re cooked and served without any oil, fat, condiments, and seasonings. Never serve raw shrimp to your dog because these may carry intestinal parasites and/or bacteria such as E.Coli, salmonella, and listeria which may infect your four-legged friend (and… Continue reading Can Dogs Eat Shrimp?
The short answer: It depends. The long answer: Your dog can eat an array of fresh fruits that provide vitamins and nutrients to his body, but you may have to limit his intake based on the sugar content of your chosen fruit. When introducing a new fruit to his diet, do it one at a… Continue reading Can Dogs Eat Fruits?
The short answer: Yes, but in limited quantities. The long answer: Peanuts are high in fat, making them harder for dogs to process. If your dog eats too many peanuts, it may develop into pancreatitis—a disease that results in painful, inflamed pancreas. How to feed peanuts to your dog: You can give them raw, or… Continue reading Can Dogs Eat Peanuts?
The short answer: Yes, but in limited quantities. The long answer: Celery is a low-calorie vegetable that can be fed to your dog as a treat. However, due to the stringy consistency of celery, your dog may end up with stringy feces that’ll be difficult for him to pass. Too much of it may also… Continue reading Can Dogs Eat Celery?
The short answer: Yes and no. The long answer: Dogs can eat cooked eggs for some excellent protein fix. Eggs are even known to help settle nervous, queasy stomachs. However, raw eggs contain avidin and conalbumin, which can lead to skin or hair coat problems or introduce deadly bacteria when consumed (and there’s always the… Continue reading Can Dogs Eat Eggs?
The short answer: Yes, but only in moderation. The long answer: Your dog will benefit from eating oranges because of the high vitamin C content that’s great for his immune system. Be sure to offer your little pooch oranges in moderation (keep that sugar intake in check!) and without the seeds or rind. How to… Continue reading Can Dogs Eat Oranges?
The short answer: Yes and no. The long answer: Ripe and unprocessed tomatoes can be eaten by your dog, but he shouldn’t be fed the leaves, stems, or raw fruit because of a toxin called solanine. If high amounts of this toxin is ingested, it can result in gastrointestinal upset, increased heart rate, and/or loss… Continue reading Can Dogs Eat Tomatoes?
The short answer: Yes. The long answer: More than just being a refreshing summer treat, watermelon contains antioxidants and nutrients that help destroy free radicals found in your dog’s body. Compared to any other fruit or vegetable, it has the highest amount of lycopene which helps against cell damage. How to feed watermelon to your… Continue reading Can Dogs Eat Watermelon?
The short answer: Yes. The long answer: Blueberries are packed with nutrients, antioxidants, and vitamins such as manganese, fiber, vitamin C, and vitamin K. Low in sugar, this superfood is a welcome addition to your dog’s diet, helping improve his overall health. How to feed blueberries to your dog: Wash them properly and take out… Continue reading Can Dogs Eat Blueberries?