Dog Nutrition

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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Can Dogs Eat Pork?

Pork is amongst the most popular red mears out there and we, humans, occasionally love to enjoy and juicy pork rib barbecue, exquisite pork hams or maple syrup glazed pieces of crunchy bacon. And, of course, it’s natural for any dog owner to strive to share the joy of pork-eating with their pets. And since dogs are direct descendants from carnivore wolves, we often think that any meat will do good for our pups. However, there’s no straight answer to a question if dogs can eat pork. So we’ve tried to dive in deeper and get some facts straight, to...

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Can Dogs Drink Milk?

Even though mentally picturing a pet drinking milk doesn’t appear to be a wild though, there might not be an uncomplicated yes or no answer to the question: Can dogs drink milk?. And there are definitely a few rules to keep in mind. Here’s the starter: “Most dogs can drink cow’s milk or goat’s milk. However some dogs may be allergic or lactose intolerant,” states Dr. Stephanie Liff, DVM. Yes, pups take mother’s milk. It has a sugar named lactose. And to digest it you need an enzyme called lactase. Dogs have plenty of it as it is utilized to...

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