Category Archives for "Food & Nutrition"

Are Acorns Toxic to Dogs?

Autumn has to be one of the most beautiful seasons of the year. But did you know that it can present unexpected dangers to your dog? As the leaves change colour and begin to fall, they are joined by nuts and seeds looking to find a fertile place to take root and grow. Acorns, the […]

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Halloween Dog Treats for Creepy Canines

If your dog is more of a homebody than a social butterfly leaving them behind while you go trick or treating is probably best. But that doesn’t mean they can’t enjoy the festivities and enjoy their own tricky treats. Baking healthy Halloween treats for your dog doesn’t need to be complicated. What’s more, if you […]

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Brown rice for dogs and it’s surprising uses

It can be difficult, can’t it? Choosing a good quality dog food only to find that one of the ingredients is a carbohydrate that according to some reports shouldn’t be part of a dog’s diet. There is so much confusion about whether dogs should eat carbs like rice, wheat, corn and barley that many of […]

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Ginger for dogs, say no to nausea

Love it or hate it, there’s just no getting around the fact that ginger has long been considered a spice with a lot of medicinal muscle. Ginger is well known for easing stomach upsets as well as reducing morning and motion sickness. What’s more, ginger contains potent anti-inflammatory compounds called gingerols. And it’s these anti-inflammatory […]

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Can dogs eat sardines? A fantastic fishy feast

Sardines may be small, but they pack a powerful punch in terms of nutrition. But can our dogs benefit from the nutritional profile of these tiny fish in the same way that we do? Can dogs eat sardines? Fish has a long history as a health food because it’s full of essential nutrients that many […]

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Can dogs eat dates? The truth about these sweet treats

Despite dates looking like raisins’ older, slightly better-looking brother – you may be surprised to learn that dates and raisins are not related. Dates are produced by the date palm tree, whereas raisins are dried grapes. Why am I telling you this? If you want to treat your dog to fruit, it’s important to know what […]

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Can dogs eat peanuts? A guide to the risks

Can dogs eat peanuts? With so much confusion around ‘human foods’ that dogs may or may not be able to eat, it can be stressful knowing what foods are harmless and what foods are dangerous. Although you can control what your dog eats each day, what about when your dog is out, and they pick […]

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Fact or fiction, can dogs eat tomatoes?

They may be number one on the homegrown vegetable plot, but can we share the many benefits of this versatile and health boosting fruit with our canine companions? Can dogs eat tomatoes? The benefits Tomatoes are widely known for their antioxidant properties. Since there are hundreds of varieties to choose from and they are easy […]

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Feeding dogs quinoa, healthy hound or poisoned pooch?

Clean eating is a big deal. Not many of us have escaped the healthy eating revolution or the gluten-free tidal wave. If you’ve embraced super foods yourself, you may want to pass the health benefits onto your dog. But is feeding dogs quinoa a good idea? What is quinoa? Despite being used as a grain, […]

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