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Can Dogs eat Pistachios?

What is a pistachio and are they safe for dogs to eat? What we know to today as the “modern pistachio,” Pistacia vera, was introduced into the US in the mid-1850s as an ornamental garden tree. The nuts were originally dyed red before they were put on display in most American grocery stores in order […]

Are Kiwis Safe for Dogs?

The furry brown fruit known today as the kiwi belongs in the genus Actinidia, a group of woody plants that originate from north-central and eastern Asia. Growing as vines or shrubs, these plants produce several types of edible berries that are have been exported worldwide. The most well-known of the 60 or so edible species […]

Can Dogs Eat Gum?

There are hidden dangers for dogs lurking in almost every corner of your home, and if you have a dog who’s more of a vacuum than a dog, the risks increase tenfold. As a dog owner, you probably know about the most common dangers (chocolate, onions, and human pain medications), but did you know gum […]

Can Dogs Eat White Chocolate?

There’s a heated debate amongst foodies about whether or not white chocolate is considered chocolate. White chocolate lovers say yes, of course it is chocolate, but chocolate snobs are adamant it isn’t. Whatever your stance is, it doesn’t matter when it comes to your dog’s health. The biggest question is: Is white chocolate dangerous for […]

Can Dogs Eat Butter?

Butter makes almost anything taste better. It makes your chocolate chip cookies fluffier, your freshly baked bread more mouthwatering, and gives your pan-fried foods a better taste. If you grew up in a midwestern family, you probably had a stick of butter on the counter 24/7 and it appeared at every meal. While butter (in […]

My Dog Ate Chicken Bones, Now What?!

Since dogs are carnivores, it seems like they’d be able to eat bones without any issues, right? After all, isn’t that what their ancestors did? Wrong! Despite their ancestry, feeding your dog bones, particularly chicken bones, is especially dangerous to their health. If your dog has eaten chicken bones, it requires an immediate phone call […]

Can Dogs Eat Cantaloupe?

Summer is swiftly approaching and with it comes a bounty of melons. Sticky red watermelon, cool green honeydew, and sunny orange cantaloupe are in constant supply during the hottest months of the year. As you’re slicing into one of your countless cantaloupes this summer and you consider giving your dog a few bites, consider a […]

Can Dogs Eat Plums?

Sure, dogs are carnivores, but try telling them that when you’re snacking on a piece of fruit and they have to have it now. Ideally, your dog’s diet should only consist of a quality dog food, but hey, who doesn’t like to share their food with their pup? Whether you’re in the midst of plum […]

Can Dogs Eat Cranberries?

When you think of cranberries, you might think of the gelatinous mass of magenta that’s been served at your Thanksgiving dinners since you could remember. Luckily, there are far better ways to eat cranberries, so you can set that memory aside and focus on fresh and dried cranberries now that you’re a grown-up. This tart […]

Can Dogs Eat Olives?

Olives are the perfect mixture of salty and tangy, and they’re extremely versatile. Mexican, Greek and Italian cuisines all utilize olives in fresh, unique ways, and they’re also tasty just paired with fancy cheese, crackers, and wine. They’re definitely a love it or hate it food, and it’s actually pretty hard to find a dog […]

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