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Can Dogs Have Almonds?

Most of the times dogs are quite sure – anything you eat is worth eating and is as pleasing as a chunk of melting juicy steak — even in cases, you are munching on lettuce leaves or nuts! But the truth is that our pets can’t benefit from everything we eat, almonds included. According to the research database of the United States Department of Agriculture 100g of roasted almonds has 607 calories, 21.43g  of proteins, 53.57g of fats (including 3.57g of “questionable” saturated fats and the rest being “good” poly- and monosaturated), 23.33g of carbs including 10g of fiber and...

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Surprising Benefits of Bone Broth for Dogs

Bone broth has been getting popularity amongst the dog owners lately, with some curious claims including huge nutrients density that can assist enhance your dog’s immune system and improve joint health.  As well there were tons of articles doing “myth busting” about the benefits of the broth going so far out of the line that even claiming that bone broth doesn’t have ANY nutrients. Which is quite ridiculous. So, we’ve tried to cut through all that noize and establish some truths about bone broth and its potential benefits for dogs. What makes a perfect bone broth for dogs? Before answering...

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Can Dogs Eat Salmon? It Can Be Toxic or Healthy, so Here’s the Truth…

Salmon is great for humans. It includes essential omega-3 acids that support brain and bones’ health. And indeed, the following scenario happened at least once: while you were savoring that delicious salmon fillet, your dog was asking for a piece using all the tricks up his furry sleeves. You might have questioned yourself in that second: Can I feed my dog Salmon? Well, let’s try to research the subject together before rushing into conclusions.

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Why Do Dogs Love Stuffed Animals?

Dogs adore stuffed toys. How many of you have observed a puppy bearing around a stuffed animal about as big as the puppy him or herself? Various dogs like to play with those toys, chewing, shaking, and cuddling them. They also carry them around and even use them as cushions during the sleep. Why? One theory is that dogs, particularly retrievers, like taking items in their mouth. Another possible explanation is that they are training hunting that way. Let’s try to learn more about mysterious passion for the stuffed toys.

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Can Dogs Eat Steak?

Steak has some pitfalls— calories, fat, and cholesterol content of this dish are often quite high. If you add even a tiny piece of steak to your dog’s regimen, remember to decrease the amount of other food you are serving. But let’s dig dipper.

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Claritin Dosage for Dogs (+Handy Chart Included)

Ever seen your dog scrap too much, bite feet and legs, get a stomach upset, sneeze, or have red, itchy eyes? He might well experience those allergies. Common allergens might include fleas, pet dander, spider mites, bed bug bites, etc. In this article, we look at treating Claritin for dogs, including doses, risks and benefits and alternative therapies for sniffles, sneezes, and more. If you are interested in a particular topic related to Claritin and dogs, then use the table of contents below to jump to the most relevant section. And you can always go back by clicking on the black arrow...

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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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