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Can My Dog Eat That? Peas

May 5, 2022

Welcome to “Can My Dog Eat That?,” our new series that answers some obvious (and not-so-obvious) questions about what your dog can and can’t safely eat. Read on! Yes, most dogs likely can eat most peas (with a few caveats). In fact, peas pack such a nutritional punch that they’re quite popular ingredients in pet …

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Summer Safety Tips for Your New Puppy

April 28, 2022

There are several benefits to getting a puppy in or just before summer. Kids are out of school, so they may have extra time to devote to training and bonding with a new pet. Walks are rarely pre-empted by the weather. Driving in the car with the windows down is a doggy delight. But the …

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Can My Dog Eat That? Blueberries

April 7, 2022

Welcome to “Can My Dog Eat That?,” our new series that answers some obvious (and not-so-obvious) questions about what your dog can and can’t safely eat. Read on! For humans, blueberries are arguably a perfect snack. They’re poppable. They’re loaded with nutrients like fiber and vitamin C. They’re low in calories because of a high …

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Can My Dog Eat That: A Guide by Taste of the Wild

March 28, 2022

One of the most popular online searches regarding pets is the question “Can my dog eat BLANK?” The reason this query is so popular is because, for better or worse, many dogs will eat anything they can get their mouth around, especially human foods. Often, pet owners are asking the question after said item has …

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Common Household Items That Are Pet Poisons

March 17, 2022

Just like a new parent baby-proofing their home, pet owners are tasked with placing poisonous items out of a furry companion’s reach. Now, you’ve heard about certain plants being poisonous or over-the-counter medicines being fatal to a pet, but what about those items that aren’t such obvious dangers? Don’t fret. That’s where we can help. …

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Can My Dog Eat That? Sweet Potatoes.

March 3, 2022

Welcome to “Can My Dog Eat That?,” our new series that answers some obvious (and not-so-obvious) questions about what your dog can and can’t safely eat. Read on! Sweet potatoes are a divisive food on the human table. It seems that people either love ’em or hate ’em, and there’s no in-between. In the dog …

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Why Don’t Cats See Their Vets as Often as Dogs Do?

February 10, 2022

When it comes to regular veterinary checkups, cats are left holding the short end of the wand toy. While 78.8 percent of dog owners said they made at least one veterinary trip per year for preventive care, only 47.2 percent of cat owners did the same, according to the American Veterinary Medical Association’s latest edition …

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Can My Dog Eat That?: Grapes

February 3, 2022

Welcome to “Can My Dog Eat That?,” our new series that answers some obvious (and not-so-obvious) questions about what your dog can and can’t safely eat. Read on! A grape or two might seem like a harmless snack for your dog. After all, it’s just fruit, and mostly water at that. But grapes can be …

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