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Can dogs eat yogurt?

Posted on | May 11, 2012 | 1 Comment

Alright, there’s no need to drag this one on forever. I’ve already told you that dogs are lactose intolerant so you should be able to answer this question with flying colors:

Can dogs eat yogurt? 

Smaller amounts of yogurt may be fine for your dog. I would not recommend more than a tablespoon for your dog in one day. Perhaps the best thing to do would be give your dog even less and see how he or she reacts to the yogurt. By reacts, I do not mean if your dog is happy or sad, rather if your dog shows any signs of sickness within the course of the next 24 hours. I tend to keep my dog away from shady foods like this however, there’s a pretty large number of dog owners who say yogurt is fine. At the end of the day, the decision is yours. If you did give your dog yogurt by accident, you probably shouldn’t worry too much. Just relax!

How to housebreak a puppy

Posted on | April 26, 2012 | No Comments

 

Let’s face it, housebreaking a new puppy can be a huge headache. If you’re reading this right now, I’m sure you hate picking up droppings in your house as much as I did. When I was attempting to housebreak my puppy, the frustration would build up and I would just get mad and give up. When I was about to give up, a colleague actually told me that getting some guidance might help and let me tell you, boy it did (Thanks Angela!).

If you want to know how to housebreak a puppy the easy way, you should check out this fabulous guide. It doesn’t cost much considering you’re doing the housebreaking yourself so I’d recommend this as early as possible. There’s an 8-week guarantee so you really don’t have much to lose.

The book generously gives you step by step instructions on how to housebreak a puppy with the least bit of effort. There’s also detailed information on various dog breeds (up to 59) so it’s more of a personalized experience.

Indoor and outdoor housetraining tips are included with the guide. It will also give you awesome positive reinforcement methods (such as the ones I’ve talked about on other pages of this site). Alright let me get done with this recommendation and leave you to decide for yourself. If you’ve tried everything else or are as skeptical as I was, why not give it a shot? It’s only twenty bucks!

 

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  • Getting to know your dog
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  • Knowing your dog’s signals
  • Accidents while housetraining your dog
  • Special situations
  • Breed by breed housebreaking
  • Health related issues

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Can dogs drink coffee

Posted on | April 20, 2012 | 1 Comment

You may remember that we discussed in Can dogs eat chocolate that chocolate contains small amounts of caffeine. In case you don’t remember, I’m telling you that now. Why is that important you may ask? I also have stated previously that caffeine is very toxic to dogs and should be avoided at all costs.

Unless you live under a rock, you should be aware by now that coffee in fact contains caffeine, and a lot of it for that matter. So now I’ll let you answer the question yourself, Can dogs drink coffee? If you said yes, perhaps you need to start reading this over again from the beginning because it looks like you may have missed something. Anyways let’s end this as clear as possible: No, dogs cannot and should not drink coffee.

 

Can dogs eat garlic

Posted on | April 18, 2012 | 3 Comments

You may remember from my other post that dogs cannot eat garlic. Although I have said that in the past, in more recent research some dog owners claim that dogs can eat garlic. Although some say that garlic in small doses can be fine, personally I stay away from it. If you were told that rat poison in small doses might be fine for you, would you take it?

Before you throw the argument that a human wouldn’t eat rat poison anyways as a treat, ask yourself this: “Is garlic dog food?” You can say that I wouldn’t eat the rat poison because it isn’t human food, but in that case dogs shouldn’t be eating garlic since it isn’t dog food.

Alright so let’s clear things up:

Can dogs eat garlic?

               –Yes (in very small doses)

Should dogs eat garlic?

               –Probably not.

Can dogs eat spinach

Posted on | April 18, 2012 | No Comments

Alright I’m always reading mixed answers to the question of today’s discussion: “Can dogs eat spinach?” Frequently I hear dog owners saying that spinach is perfectly fine for your little buddy but I’ve also came across quite a few people who beg to differ.

The most popular response for dogs not being able to eat spinach is that it can cause bladder problems and kidney stones. Why? This might be due to the concentration of oxalic acid in spinach. You might not be aware but oxalic acid isn’t generally the end of the world but foods with a higher concentration of it can cause kidney stones.

I’ll have to put spinach on the no, no list. If you regularly feed your dog spinach, by no means am I telling you to do what you do a different way, I’m simply giving you guys the other half of the story. In the end, the choice is ultimately yours.

Can dogs eat turkey

Posted on | April 18, 2012 | No Comments

Why don’t you spice up your dog’s life a bit and give him or her some turkey……because, yes, dogs can eat turkey. Although when you do give your dog turkey, you should stay away from the bones, skin, and any dark meat. What you should consider is how much you give your dog. Regardless of the size of your dog, it is always a good idea to keep human foods to a minimum when feeding them to your dog. By no means am I saying that human foods are not good for your dog, all I’m saying is that it shouldn’t become a regular routine. Dog food is made for dogs for a reason but everyone loves treats every now and then!

Can dogs eat pineapple

Posted on | April 13, 2012 | No Comments

Can dogs eat pineapple? I can’t believe I forgot to cover this question before! This is a very interesting question and I’ll let you know why. Before we get into all that technical stuff I’ll let you know that Yes, dogs can eat pineapple.

So from what I heard, pineapple is very interesting. Pineapple is often given to dogs if they have the terrible habit of eating their own poo. What pineapple does is give a very bad taste to dogs that eat it after it has gone through the digestive process within the dog. That means if your dog eats his poo with pineapple, it will actually taste like terrible poo to the dog.

Besides being useful in training your dog not to eat his or her own droppings, pineapple also contains an enzyme that helps your dog digest protein. Dogs loving meat, and meat being rich in protein, you can clearly tell why pineapple is going to be a beneficial part in your dog’s diet. If your dog loves it, why keep it from him or her? Use it as a treat for exceptional behavior, or if you’re just being lazy and don’t want to prepare a meal! The uses of pineapple for your dog are endless.

Pineapple is also a great source of vitamins. Pineapple is rich in manganese and vitamin C. Pineapples can be a great addition to your dog’s diet if you have been told that your dog is short on Vitamin C. Although dogs do produce their own Vitamin C, there are always those cases in which you dog is unable to produce enough for the well being of him or herself.

Well now that you know that pineapple is safe for your best buddy, why not take a trip to the supermarket and pick some up? I’m just kidding, you don’t have to rush and go there. If you were worried that your dog might get sick from eating it, don’t fret! Your dog should be fine, relax and wait it out. However if you do see negative symptoms (which you shouldn’t), it wouldn’t be a bad idea to arrange a trip to your local vet.

Can dogs eat peas?

Posted on | April 11, 2012 | No Comments

Here’s another quick one. We’re going to talk about dogs eating peas today. Peas are safe for dogs and they are nicely complemented by carrots, and even rice. What you should do however is, puree or cook the peas and carrots so your dog can benefit from the nutrients in them. Without cooking the peas and carrots, your dog cannot break down the cellulose in the veggies. By cooking them for your dog, you are aiding in the breaking down process and allowing our dog to take in nutrients that he or she normally would not have.

Raw peas and carrots seem to be fine for dogs as well but remember, this isn’t the greatest option because they will mainly be going to waste since your dog won’t be able to digest them and benefit from the nutrients. It has also been noticed that carrots help naturally clean your dog’s teeth so that’s definitely a plus!

Can dogs eat peas?

Yes!

Can dogs eat carrots?

Yes!

Can dogs eat rice

Posted on | April 11, 2012 | 2 Comments

Can dogs eat rice? You bet the can! There’s many home-made dog foods and even store-bought dog foods that include rice in their mixtures. The good thing about your dog eating rice is that it’s easy on your wallet. Rice doesn’t cost much at all and doesn’t take long to prepare either so it’s beneficial to you too! Though there are these benefits, you shouldn’t make rice a regular meal for our dog.

Some people have stated that rice is a great thing to give your dog when he/she has diarrhea. If your dog is sick, giving him or her cooked (preferably boiled) meat (chicken) can be a meal that is very good on his or her stomach. If you’d like you can even throw some carrots or peas in there! When all is done, grab a bowl and have the same meal for yourself!

So, yes, generally dogs can eat rice. According to some dog owners, rice should be safe for puppies as well. One of my friends fed his dog fried rice and the dog hasn’t reacted negatively to it. Whatever rice you feed your dog, juts make sure you cook it!

Can dogs eat cherries?

Posted on | April 10, 2012 | No Comments

So after a bit of research, I have concluded that for the most part everybody agrees on this answer which is, Yes, dogs can eat cherries, as long as you remove the pit, seeds, and the stem. The pit may not only be toxic for your dog, but it is also very easy to choke on. I personally love cherries and I have never given my dog cherries before since I was unsure about this one but it seems like it just might be okay. I think I just may have stumbled upon a new training fruit for my best buddy! I’ll give her a cherry or two after playing with her to see how she reacts to them, fingers crossed that there’s no harm.

If you gave your dog cherries, please feel free to let us know if your dog faced any side effects from it, please do provide details such as how many, did you include the pit/stem, was it by accident, and any other information you may find to be relevant. This is a very interesting subject and I’d love to learn more as well from fellow dog owners!

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