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Can dogs eat Beans – Essential Safety Tips

While beans may not be the first thing you think about when deciding what to feed your dog, they do have some nutritional advantages. Not only are beans packed full of protein, but they also contain reasonable levels of B vitamins, fibre, iron, folate, potassium, magnesium, and phytonutrients. Not only that but as beans are […]

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Can Dogs Have Carrots – The surprising benefits

There’s a lot to like about the humble carrot. Not only is it nutritious but in moderation, it provides a healthy low-calorie treat for your dog. What’s more, a carrot offers an alternative to the usual dental chews. Given whole, they can help towards keeping your dog’s teeth healthy and clean by gently scraping the […]

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Can Dogs Eat Raw Green Beans

If you’re looking for a low calorie, healthy treat for your dog; then green beans might be a perfect choice. Nutritious and full of fibre, green beans are readily available fresh, frozen and canned and are safe for a dog to eat as long as they are plain. What’s more, green beans can play an […]

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Can I give my dog Valerian. Herbal help for anxious dogs

Being the owner of an anxious dog presents very unique challenges. It can be distressing, can’t it? Watching your dog pace up and down,  trying to hide under the bed, or even howling as you leave for work. Whether it’s fireworks, the vet, separation anxiety or thunderstorms, trying to comfort a distressed dog is tough. So […]

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Are almonds bad for dogs? Fact or fiction?

Sharing food with our dogs is a great pleasure for many of us. But it can be challenging to know what we can and can’t split with our dogs. Almonds belong to this camp. There is a lot of debate as to whether almonds are toxic to dogs or not. So we’ve uncovered the facts […]

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Can I give my dog Melatonin; Embracing the dark side

If you own an anxious dog, you may already know about melatonin and its benefits. Although still very much in an experimental stage the growing interest in its health and behavioural benefits is gaining momentum. So, what is it, how does it work and can I give my dog melatonin? What is melatonin? Melatonin is […]

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Safe herbs for dogs, Herby healthcare for happy hounds

Whether you’re a green-fingered gardener or a dried herb devotee,  you’ve probably got a pot or two lurking in your pantry. Herbs not only enhance the flavour of food, but they also have nutritional and medicinal properties. But can we use these aromatic herbs to boost the health of our dogs? The answer is yes […]

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Can dogs eat kale – The King of cruciferous veg

Love it or hate it, kale has become the poster vegetable for super-foods. Full of vitamins and antioxidants, it’s hard to beat kale regarding nutritional benefits. Not only does kale have a proven record in cutting cancer risk but it also helps prevent heart disease. As a member of the cruciferous family that includes broccoli […]

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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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