Food Safety

What is your dog eating and should he be? Be careful that what your dog is putting in its mouth is dog-approved and healthy.

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Is Turkey Bad For Dogs? & Other Thanksgiving Foods

It’s tempting to slip Fido a piece of Thanksgiving turkey or lunch meat, but could turkey harm your dog? Learn the answers and some alternatives. Also, enjoy a yummy turkey treat recipe to make with your Thanksgiving leftovers.

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What Can Dogs Not Eat? Lists Of Safe & Toxic Foods For Your Dog: Fruits, Vegetables, Nuts, Human Food, Fish, Meat, Bones, Etc.

Dogs aren’t picky eaters by any stretch of the imagination. However, this doesn’t mean that everything that they eat is good for them. As a dog parent, you should know how certain foods affect your dog. All too often, our dogs get into foods they shouldn’t. Some of those foods are toxic to dogs and require immediate vet treatment, which can cost you hundreds or thousands of dollars. If you have pet insurance, accidental poisoning may be covered, which can help save you money and focus on your dog’s health. But whether you have pet insurance or not, you need to be aware of which foods are unsafe for your dog, so you can keep them safe. We help you by giving you lists of foods dogs can’t eat and some they can eat safely.

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Can Dogs Eat Pineapple? A Safe Or Dangerous Snack?

You’ve likely thought about giving your dog human food at some point in his life. But you may not be sure if everything you want to offer will be okay. You may have heard you can give your dog pineapple, but how much do you know about giving it to him safely? We can help you get the information you need about this sweet treat…

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Why Do Dogs Eat Dirt? (Is It An Unhealthy Habit?)

Dogs love digging holes in the ground, but what happens if they take it a step further and eat the dirt? In addition to making them a muddy mess, is ingesting soil harmful to your pup? First, you need to determine the frequency of your dog’s dirt disposition. If your dog consumes soil infrequently, it’s probably fine (but it’s always good to discuss this with your vet). However, if your dog routinely devours dirt, there may be cause for concern…

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Can Dogs Eat Cicadas? Are They Poisonous Or Dangerous?

Warm weather brings a host of adventures for your pup, and one of the many mysteries your dog may find too enticing to ignore are the emergence of cicadas. These loud, buzzing insects don’t sting or bite, so you might think they’re harmless to your pup. But what if your dog develops a taste for these hard-shelled insects? Can dogs eat cicadas safely, or do they pose a health hazard if ingested?

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Can Dogs Eat Avocado? A Heart-Healthy Snack Or Cause For Concern?

Avocados are widely known for being a healthy fruit packed with lots of vitamins and nutrients. But do you know if what’s healthy for humans is also good for your dog? Before giving this tasty treat to your furry friend, learn more about the dos and don’ts of dogs and avocado.

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Why Do Dogs Eat Grass? (And How To Train Them To Stop)

Our dogs often do things that we struggle to understand. One of those things is eating grass. While we may feed our dogs a perfectly well-balanced diet and provide them with all the stimulation they need, they may still take to consuming grass. There are many theories behind just why our canine friends impersonate cows chewing cud, and we are going to take a shot at the reasoning behind them…

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Can Dogs Eat Popcorn?

It’s time to snuggle up on the couch to watch your favorite movie. Your precious pup loves the smell of the popcorn you’ve made, but should you give your dog popcorn? Maybe you are looking for a new treat to spice things up a bit with your companion, or perhaps you’re just feeling a little curious. Regardless, the answer isn’t so simple. At first glance, it might seem okay. After all, isn’t popcorn just like any other snack? As it turns out, it’s not the best option, but it’s not terrible either…

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Can Dogs Eat Bones? The Ultimate Guide To What’s Safe And What’s Not

“Give a dog a bone” — a common saying we’ve all heard, but in reality, should you satisfy those pitiful eyes begging you for your leftover bone from dinner? We all know dogs consider a bone a prized possession, but do you know which bones are safe, and what do you do if your dog eats a bone that’s harmful? Find out all the answers to your questions and more in our comprehensive guide to safe bones for dogs.

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Can Dogs Eat Mushrooms? Which Are Safe, Poisonous & Toxic, Supplements & More

If your dog sees a mushroom growing in your yard, it might look tempting to eat. Or what if your dog nibbles on a mushroom or eats one at the dinner table? Are mushrooms okay for dogs? And when are mushrooms dangerous for dogs? We’ll give you the lowdown on all kinds of safe and unsafe mushrooms and explain what to do if your dog eats a toxic one.

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