In spite of the belief that dogs are strictly carnivorous, most of them are actually omnivores and eat a wide variety of fruits and vegetables. In fact, our dog loves eating fruits, but we have to take into account that a few fruits and veggies could be poisonous for our pets.
Grapes and raisins can cause kidney damage for cats and dogs, so avoid feeding these entirely. Citrus fruits like lemons, limes, and grapefruit as well as persimmons can cause an upset stomach.
Also, steer clear of onions or garlic as they are toxic in all forms: cooked, raw, and even onion powder. These cause damage to the red blood cells, ultimately causing them to burst. Rhubarb and wild mushrooms also contain toxins. It is also suggested avoiding corn as it is a common allergen among pets.
Maybe you have asked yourself this question more than once: could my dog have too many toys? However, is there such a thing as too many toys for a pet?
We think than the most important thing is not how many toys they have, but how safe and appropriate they are and how we are using them.
Ideally, your dogs’ toys should keep their minds and bodies active and also strengthen the bond they have with you. If that’s the case, then your dogs can have as many toys as you want and can afford to buy.
Shopping with your dog is becoming increasingly popular as it can be a fun experience for all involved. It’s not just a thing that happens in big metropolitan cities, like Manhattan, with small pups that fit a purse. You can even take your dog shopping with you in some New Jersey’s malls.
However, going shopping with your dog is a still a privilege, not a right. Therefore, we and our pets should follow some etiquette rules.
Only well-mannered dogs should be accompanying you out as a shopping companion. Consider your dog’s behavior, health and personality before taking them out to accompany you for even the shortest of shopping excursions.
We would like to share with you these useful tips we have found in Vets Now website:
1.- Spring plants and flowers
“Watch out for poisonous plants. Species common at this time of year include lilies, daffodils, spring bulbs and azaleas. If you notice any signs of poisoning such as excessive salivation, vomiting, diarrhea, appearing ‘drunk’ or even collapsing – then contact your vet immediately.”
2.- The garden
“Make sure that your garden is safe for your dog and be careful if you need to use any pellets, pesticides or other chemicals.”
It is winter and it is very cold! Yes, but if our dogs are used to being walked daily, we have to continue with their routine because a well-exercised dog lives longer and suffers from fewer health problems.
Our pets love walking and playing in the snow, but we have to take special care of them. To keep our happy dogs safe during cold weather, we follow these advises we would like to share with you:
Know the limits: Cold tolerance can vary from pet to pet based on their coat, body fat stores, activity level, and health. We have to be aware of our pet’s tolerance for cold weather and adjust accordingly. We will probably need to shorten dog’s walks to protect them from weather-associated health risks. We recommend consulting your veterinarian to determine your pet’s temperature limits.