Can My Dog Eat Vegetables? And What Not to Feed Your Dog

With our greatly varied diet, there is a multitude of possible snacks and meals for our furry friends. But do we know what they should and should not eat? It is more than just a question of what is good for them and not good for them. Many “human” foods are actually dangerous for dogs to injest and can harm or even kill them. It is crucial to know what food we should not leave lying around, drop while snacking, feed from the table, or make a meal of for our beastie besties. Before we answer the question: “Can my dog eat vegetables?”, let’s take a look at a more pressing matter…what they should definitely not eat. Ten Things Not to Feed Your Dog Before discussing nutrition and what dogs like, eliminating the dangers is priority. Fruits Nuts: Almonds, Walnuts, Pecans, Pistachio, Macadamia: Here’s another holiday food to be careful …

Dog Hair – I Mean Heir

In 2007 infamous hotelier billionaire Leona Helmsley died and bequeathed $12,000,000.00 of her estate to her Maltese dog “Trouble” to the cachinnation of the world. To many this was a final affront to ungrateful relatives and a slight to the less fortunate masses. But could there be a less sinister, more compassionate and even logical motivation behind this unique kind of arrangement? Who amoung us would leave the fait of a helpless loved one to fortuity if we had the means to secure their safety and comfort: the means to procure a dog hair…. heir? No Plans for Pooch? What Happens if You Predecease Your Dog? If no arrangements are made for your dog, upon your passing, then a family member or friend : may “step up” and volunteer to adopt your furry family member. This is usually the best thing that could happen. A family member who adopts your dog, …

Good Dogs Bad Breath – Remedies

I’m Theo. I’m the biggest handful of Miniature Pinscher you ever met in your life. I’m smart, cute, energetic, affectionate and charming. I like to jump up in laps and kiss people. Problem is, I’m being told I have bad Breath. This is embarrassing. Bad Breath Dog Food I got to thinking…could it be what I’m eating. As I mentioned, I’m very cute and yes, I beg for food all the time. There’s a couple of softies in my house that will slip me human junk food. I love it, but Brad (one of my owners) always complains when he catches them and makes them promise not to do it again. He says that dogs can have sensitivities to some foods that could cause gastro intestinal problems and bacteria in their mouth, lungs or stomach…yuck. This could be the source of bad breath. When members of my family are feeding …

Easy Homemade Dog Treat Recipe

I know that price is no object when our pooches happiness is on the line, but let’s face it….dog treats are expensive.  Wouldn’t it be nice if we could make Theo happy (and healthy) with a great tasting and easy homemade dog treat recipe and still make our car payment?  What happens if he or she is a really good boy or girl this month…more treats.  Cha Ching Cha Ching Theo Loves it and it’s Good for Him We started down a slippery slope with Theo our miniature Pinscher by treating him to a nice bag of sweet potatoe chews.  The bag was small enough for me to eat in ten minutes while watching Vikings. The problem was that I would never buy an $13.00 bag of chips for myself.  They had great health benefits though, and Theo loved them.  That’s right…guilt. Apparently guilt is as costly as sweet potatoe …