Can Dogs Eat Steak?

Dogs evolved directly from some of the weirdest and wildest creatures: wolves. We might simply assume that our little pup will never harm a fly, but we can’t help thinking about their carnivorous cousins if we can see them furiously ripping the new stuffed toy apart. The pets with whom we share homes most of the diet munching on some kibbles and carrot, but we can always see the glimpse of their meat-eaters nature from time to time. So can dogs have steak? The short answer is yes; dogs can enjoy a modest portion of steak if it’s cooked appropriately....

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Can Dogs Eat Spaghetti Squash?

Spaghetti squash or vegetable spaghetti can be made in various forms, dimensions, and colors including ivory, yellow and orange, known for highest carotene amount. It’s generally a low-calorie food, high in fibers and nutrients and low in everything else. One hundred grams of Spaghetti squash contains on average 31 calories, 0,6 g of fats, 0 mg of cholesterol, 17 mg of sodium, 7 g of carbs with 1.5 g of fiber along with vitamins C, D, A, B6, calcium, magnesium, etc. Sounds good, right? So, can dogs have spaghetti squash? The answer is yes; dogs may eat spaghetti squash and...

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Can Dogs Eat Whipped Cream? and What Will Happen If They Will?

Although it may seem reasonable not to give your dog a slice of cake while serving dessert, it is something we often share without thinking about it a dollop of whipped cream or whip cream. Although it may appear common sense not to give your pup a piece of cake, we may share a rose of whipped cream with our pet without thinking much about it. As a matter of fact sweets, including whipped cream, are amongst the most controversial foods we share with our animals. So, can dogs have whipped cream? In one word, yes. The small amount of...

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Claritin Dosage for Dogs (+Handy Chart Included)

Just like any other animal, over several thousands of years dogs have developed a sophisticated immune system that keeps their bodies healthy and free of disease. Through being inhaled or eaten, or through the skin or mucous membrane millions of particles enter our bodies daily. It is the task of the immune system to sort these particles, remove the bad ones and release the safe ones. But this process can go wrong sometimes, and it perceives a non-harmful particle as a danger. An allergic reaction occurs when this happens. Ever seen your dog scrap too much, bite feet and legs,...

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Can Dogs Eat Salami? and What Might Happen After?

Salami is a sort of cured meat that was preserved before it got to our tables. Salami is now sold everywhere, but it was originated in Italy. The most popular type you can purchase from grocery stores is hard salami made of beef, with a smoky flavor. Salami is a great complement to sandwiches, cheese bombs, and skewers, or it can be eaten as it is. But is it an appropriate treat for your animal? So what’s wrong with salami for dogs? While salami is a delicious treat, it is undoubtedly among the worst processed meats. Processed foods, such as...

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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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Can Dogs Eat Crackers (Saltine, Ritz, or Otherwise)?

Crackers are a cornerstone for the barbecue season, and you are often tempted to allow your canine companion to enjoy a few too! But since that treat is high in carbs, sugar, and sodium, it’s probably better to avoid human crackers in the long term. Are crackers bad for dogs? The answer will not surprise you: whereas your dog won’t go dead after gulping a few crackers, it’s not advisable to give this snack to your pup regularly. Their nutritional value is meager. But those are high in calories, nasty preservatives, salt, and fat.  While your dog may enjoy these...

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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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