Vets Comments

Can Dogs Eat Sardines? (With Dogs Nutritionist Comments Included)

It’s not that often when a delicious dog treat happens to be small in size, moderate in calories and also loaded with nutritional value. But that’s the exact case of sardines.   “Sardines may be small, but they’re mighty when it comes to pet nutrition. Since sardines are small, they tend to have far less mercury than larger fish, which makes them an ideal choice for people, too.” – Explains nutrition counselor Celia Kutcher. But let’s dig deeper into the dogs and sardines relations. Are sardines good for dogs? Sardines store quite an impressive quantity of Omega-3 fatty acids, Coenzyme...

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Can Dogs Eat Spicy Food? (Vet’s Comments Included)

There are many tiers of spicy, and each person has various level of tolerances for the heat he or she can bear. How about dogs? In case your family is in love with hot food, your dog probably tasted something spicy. But is it all right to give spicy food to your dog, or should it be strictly out of limit? Let us start with the nutshells and answer the following question: Can dogs taste spicy at all? Dogs usually eat the same food daily, so it’s a given that they get sick of it. Is the possible explanation for...

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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 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 Cilantro or It’s Toxic for Your Pet? (+ Vet’s Comments)

Most dogs like to munch greens and herbs, including cilantro. But at times it may not be harmless at all.  “Some plants can cause vomiting without actually being poisonous. On the other hand, the poisonous plants can cause kidney failure and should not be used in the home with pets,” explains Dr. Cathy Alinovi, DVM.    So, can dogs have cilantro? As reported by ASPCA (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) cilantro is non-toxic to canines.   So, in small quantities, it’s not harmful to dogs. You can occasionally include some of it into pup’s meals....

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Can Dogs Eat Okra: Raw or Fried? (with Vet’s Comments)

Some of us love the soft flesh okra fruits, rich in proteins, antioxidants, fiber and good fats, including linoleum acid and some other polyunsaturated fatty acids.  The type of fiber you find in okra comes is water-soluble, and it helps to lower cholesterols levels. So, it’s not surprising that we, people, can’t defy ourselves with such healthy food. But how about our pets? So, can dogs have okra? Yes, dogs can take advantage of all the okra’s nutrients. Okra’s protein composition is similar to the soybean’s proteins, but it’s even more efficient as an energy source. Okra also has a...

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Can Dogs Eat Almond Butter (Vet’s Comments Included)

Dogs may consider anything you’re nibbling on just as alluring as a delicious New York steak — even if you are snacking with the lettuce leaves, not to mention that yummy almond butter! But the truth is, our dogs can’t eat the same things that we do, and when we are talking about human food, some things can be even toxic. Can dogs have almond butter? In brief, yes. It’s a safe snack, and can even boast with some minor health benefits for the pup. And we will cover those in details in this article. But there are two primary...

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