April 2019

Can Dogs Eat Caramel? (Vet’s Comments Included)

Caramel consists mainly of sugar, which is often not suitable for dogs. Even though it can take several various forms, it is most commonly used in a candy production and many desserts, including pastries, puddings, ice cream and more. Although we, humans, can freely savor it as a sweet treat, it offers nothing good for dogs and can cause some real harm. Is caramel bad for dogs? Technically pups can eat caramel. It’s not poisonous to them. But because there is something dogs can eat, it doesn’t imply they have to. Many people identify chocolate as the greatest’ danger’ to...

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Can Dogs Eat Cheerios? Dog’s Mom Guide to Fav Cereals

Cheerios don’t contain chemicals that can harm your dog unless they have been flavored with chocolate. Original, Honey nut, multi-grain, and very beery Cheerios are all fine to eat for your pet in moderation. The only bad part is that your dog has no health and nutrition advantages and, even worse, that allergy can develop over time because of eating the cereals. Anytime your dogs would like to have a treat, think about your behavior in the same scenario if your child was involved.  Most children would prefer a cotton candy to a broccoli sprout. And your pup might like...

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Do Dogs Go through Menopause? Dogs’ Reproductive Cycles Explained

During the significant period of their lives, most women can have children. We start the monthly menstruation as adolescence strikes, but cycles stop at some point. The menopause marks the end of our years of possible childbirth. It is natural to be curious if dogs also have menopause. So do dogs have menopause? There are comparable aspects of human and dogs’ reproductive cycles. Both species have periodic hormone fluctuations, but the pacing, duration, and implications of those are quite different. Older, healthy female dogs—those who were not spayed— do not have menopause as human females, but their fertility decreases as...

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Can dogs eat pancakes? Plain, with blueberries, or maple syrup?

We enjoy sharing the things we love with our pets. But sometimes it might be less appropriate than we could have ever imagined. Pancakes, smelling heavenly, and topped with the whipped cream, might be a good example. So, can dogs have pancakes? In a nutshell, if you wanted to know if your dog can eat pancakes, the answer would be yes. Though, you must first check the ingredients of the particular product you are going to use. While basic pancakes will not hurt your dog, they may be harmful if they contain specific components such as chocolate chips. Are plain...

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Can dogs eat crab meat?

Crab meat has numerous health benefits. Rich in phosphorus and, vital elements in bones and teeth. Crab is a wonderful food for cognitive ability and nervous system activity as it contains a variety of nutrients such as selenium, copper, vitamin B2, and omega-3 fatty acids. While many think all the fats must be dangerous for them, omega-3s are actually useful. They are balancing your cholesterol levels and enable antiinflammatory activity all through the body.  And that’s just to give a few examples. Sounds like the crab could really have brought some benefits to your pet, right? Can dogs have crab...

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Can Dogs Have Almond Milk? (+Vet’s Comments Included)

Most animals, your dog included, are supposed to tolerate milk from mammals only when they are little. Pet experts, like the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, do not advice giving milk to adult dogs as they do not have enough enzymes to digest the lactose, turning lactose intolerant as soon as they are not puppies anymore.  But what about almond milk? This drink prepared from almonds. It’s low in fats but high in proteins and fiber. As per the USDA (United States Department of Agriculture), almonds (and, almond milk, as follows) are loaded with nutrients like...

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Can Dogs Have Peppermint? (+Vets’ Comments Included)

Peppermint is refreshing, exhilarating and calming. It can soothe an upset stomach and relieve a sore throat. People appreciate this herb added in meals, candies, tea, and other beverages,  but how about our pets? So, can dogs eat peppermint? Yes, dogs can have a peppermint safely. And it’s actually one of the popular ingredients to use by professionals in their dog treats, and dental chews mint flavored formulas and pups appear to like it. For example, as some buyers of this peppermint dog biscuits reported those are delicious, works well for picky eaters and even for pups with allergies and...

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Can Dogs Eat Mustard or It’s Life-Threatening for Your Pet?

Some sources would say that mustard proposes some significant health benefits to dogs, but you’ve been told that it is harmful to canines as well. So, which story to believe?  Apparently, both versions are correct. In some forms the mustard is healthy and in others – it can be poisonous. For instance, dogs can freely eat mustard greens, as long as they are appropriately cooked. But at the same time, the seeds of mustard are toxic. So, can dogs have mustard? Yes, if we are talking about mustard greens and definitely no if it’s mustard seeds. Mustard greens along with...

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