May 2019

Can Dogs Eat Salami? and What Might Happen After?

Salami is a sort of cured meat that was preserved before it got to our tables. Salami is now sold everywhere, but it was originated in Italy. The most popular type you can purchase from grocery stores is hard salami made of beef, with a smoky flavor. Salami is a great complement to sandwiches, cheese bombs, and skewers, or it can be eaten as it is. But is it an appropriate treat for your animal? So what’s wrong with salami for dogs? While salami is a delicious treat, it is undoubtedly among the worst processed meats. Processed foods, such as...

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Can You Declaw a Dog and Why Would You Do It?

What’s dog declaw? Dewclaws are the dog’s thumbs and big toes. They are not the same as humans thumbs and toes, but similar for the sake of this explanation. Pay attention to dog’s front foot next time you have a chance: the toes that are in touch with the floor match our pinky, ring, middle, and index finger.  And so dewclaw is the “thumb.” The same logic applies to canine’s hind foot where dewclaw can be called “big toe.” A dewclaw that is connected by bone to a dog’s front foot has a particular purpose. When dogs move, their front...

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