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Food & Nutrition

Regardless of the type of food you feed your dog, it is important to understand the risks and rewards for certain foods and treats. Here are some tools and tips to help improve your knowledge of nutrition basics for your canine companion.

Carrots & Canines
We can trace the use of carrots as far back as 500 BC. It was well known by the ancients and is mentioned by several Greek and Latin writers. These old writers told of how they had made a poultice from the roots that would mitigate the pain of cancerous ulcers...
The Right Way to Store Raw Dog Food
A lot of dog lovers avoid feeding their pets raw dog food for fear that it will get spoiled and contaminated. While that is a possibility with improper preparation, the risk here is no higher than the risk you would face handling raw meat for your family. As long as the food is stored, cleaned, and prepared correctly, your dog will get great health benefits from consuming raw meat.
10 Common Foods your Dog Should Never Eat
Popular Halloween items such as pumpkins and decorative corn are considered to be relatively nontoxic, but they can produce stomach upset in pets who nibble on them. Here are 10 foods your dog should never eat.
WARNING! Human Foods That Could Kill Your Dog
Your dog may give you sad eyes every time you eat dinner, but that doesn't mean you should send all your table scraps his way. Many foods that are safe for humans to eat are actually toxic to dogs. Ideally, you should get your pet on a healthy diet made just for him, rather than risking his life with your own food. If you are going to feed him human food though, make sure to avoid all of the options below
How Much Food Should My Dog Eat?
Feeding your dog the right amount of dog food is often a matter of trial and error. Differences in weight, age, activity levels, and breeds will all play a role in the amount of food your dog needs to survive. The type of food you feed your dog will also influence the meal sizes you set out for him. Thus it may take some time to figure out what the right balance is for your dog. Here are some tips to help you understand how much food your dog should eat so you can keep him healthy and fit.
Choosing the Healthiest Dog Treats
When choosing treats for your dog, you should consider the ingredients more now than ever before. Not all dog treats are created equal and your dog doesn't really care what's on the package – so it is up to you to read, research and choose sensibly.
The Ultimate Thanksgiving Leftovers Guide for Dogs
It's hard to resist the smell of turkey dinner on Thanksgiving Day. Chances are your furry family members will be begging for a taste of the delicious food you've prepared for the day. While many dishes are perfectly fine to serve to dogs, there are some that you may want to avoid. Check out this guide to learn which Thanksgiving leftovers are safe for pets.
Picking the Perfect Pet Food
Picking the right food for your pet is just as important as picking the right food for yourself. There are tons of different products on the market nowadays, and they all have pros and cons to keep in mind. In order to keep your cat or dog as healthy as possible, you need to have the right food on hand. Here are some tips to help you find the perfect pet food to preserve your cat or dog's health.
Finding the Right Dog Treats for Your Pet
Which dog treats are right for your pet? The answer varies from one dog to the next based on age, breed, activity levels, and more. There is a reason why dog treat aisles are so large nowadays. It's because so many different dogs have so many needs when it comes to treats and dog food as a whole. This guide offers tips for dog treat selection so you can pick the perfect snack for your dog.
The Dangers of Supermarket Pet Foods
There are a wide range of resources for pet foods in the modern world, from specialty pet stores to supermarkets to the internet. You may be tempted to pick up a bag of food while you're at the grocery store, but doing so could put your dog's health in danger. Before you get lured in by the convenience of easy-access dog food, you need to understand the true dangers of supermarket pet foods and what they do to your dog's body.
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