Dog Nutrition

Can Dogs Eat Gummy Bears? Or Worms? (DIY Recipe Included)

Eating gummy bears can be great if you want a simple, tasty treat for yourself. But you have to wonder, is it a good idea to share this treat with your dog or not? As you can imagine, some treats are not exactly suitable for pets. So it’s vital to figure out if gummy bears have any negative impact on your pet or not. And here you have some things to keep in mind before you feed your dog any gummy bears. Are you interested in a particular topic about gummy bears and dogs? Then use the table of contents...

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Hypoallergenic Dog Food: Pros&Cons, Best Brands, DIY Recipes

Hypoallergenic dog food diets are based on a variety of unique protein sources. Which are not yet recognized by the dog’s antibodies as being antigens, reducing allergic reactions.

Those diets may be based on so-called “novel,” entirely new for the dog. Also, the menu should have a unique source of carbs since plants also include protein.

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Can Dogs Eat Potatoes: Skins or Chips, Baked or Raw, Red or Sweet?

dog ate a raw potato

Gluten-free and grain dog foods are getting momentum over the past decade as a means to fight allergies. So, potatoes became an obvious wide-spread carbohydrate source to substitute barley, rice, and oats. It’s easily digested and loved by many pups. And also a reliable source of various nutrients, like Potassium, Vitamins A, B, C, etc. Some dogs may dislike this veggie and turn their noses off potato-based formulas. But most will eat it, enjoy it and receive nutritional benefits from it. But let’s use scientific evidence to get to the nitty-gritty of dogs eating potatoes.

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Can Dogs Eat Bell Peppers: Green, Red, Orange or Yellow?

are bell peppers good for dogs

According to various experts, including writers from American Kennel Club, the question about bell peppers and dogs is easy to answer. Bell peppers and dogs are supposed to be friends.  But, I am sure, as a responsible pet parent, you deserve way more than just plain yes or no. You will need more data to make a fully informed judgment whether or not you should include these colorful vegetables in your pup’s diet.   Let’s have a look at some relevant research first.  First thing you should be aware of is that bell pepper is a part of nightshades plants family...

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Can Dogs Eat Bananas: Raw, Dried, or Chips?

Bananas are high in Potassium, Calcium, Iron, and vitamin C. This fruit is also high in fiber, which is known to solve various tummy issues. And it all sounds like a good thing for any pup. However, like with any not-really-dog food, we have to dig deeper. And uncover all the pros and cons of feeding bananas to your pet. So, can dogs have bananas? According to the USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) Food Database, the 100g of raw banana contains 89 calories, 1.09g of protein, 0.33g of fats (0.11g is saturated), 22.84g of carbs, including 2.6g of fiber...

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Can Dogs Eat Cranberries?

Cranberries are antioxidant-rich fruits that may help to boost the immune system and reduce inflammation. They are high in vitamin C, fiber, and potassium, and low in calories, so they can be a healthy snack not only for humans but also for dogs. But let’s try to source more facts to come to the final conclusions. Dogs and cranberries. Input from the scientists These red sour berries are exploding with nutrients and vitamins. The healthy fiber contained in cranberries helps reduce the risk of developing heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and a lot of gastrointestinal disorders. One study investigating the effect...

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Can Dogs Eat Walnuts?

Walnuts include plenty of natural antioxidants and other nutrients. Both humans and dogs can take benefit of these antioxidants, right? Well, let’s first attempt to find out all the facts, before jumping into any conclusions.

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