We love our dogs. They aren’t just our pets, they’re a part of our family. And as their guardians, we are responsible for their health and wellness. That includes feeding them healthy and nutritious food.
Raw food diets for dogs have grown in popularity over the last several years. Proponents claim that raw food is healthier than traditional dog food. However, most veterinarians do not recommend raw diets for their patients. What’s true and who’s right? The truth is that there are many misconceptions about raw food diets. Purported benefits have not been validated and many pet parents are unaware of the risks associated with a raw diet. Before deciding to switch to a raw diet, make sure you understand the pros and cons of raw food diets.
Be it pumpkin spice lattes or pumpkin pies, we love the taste and smell of this round winter squash. It reminds us of cozy memories, jack-o-lanterns, and many other fall festivals. But have you ever wanted to share a slice of pumpkin with your dog?
As your furry friend ages, it's important to give them extra love, care, and attention. Senior dogs require different care routines to remain happy and healthy. Here are some helpful tips to keep your senior dog healthy and happy.
Carrots are a popular and healthy vegetable. In fact, you’ll often find yourselves snacking on some baby carrots while getting eyeballed by your dog. Before you share a few pieces with them, you will need to think about whether or not carrots are safe for them.
Apples are a popular mid-day snack. We even love to savor this fruit in our salads, smoothies, and pies. The global admiration for apples can be affiliated with its multiple health benefits. In fact, apples are one of the healthiest fruits you can eat.
Americans are obsessed with weight loss. Just look at the latest fad diet, exercise trend, “fat burning” supplement, or prescription weight loss drug. Considering that 65% of Americans are overweight, this infatuation with getting slim is not all that surprising. Unfortunately, many people overlook the fact that their own pets need to lose weight. According to the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention, 50% of dogs are overweight. Although an overweight pet may look cute, it is not healthy.
For more than a thousand years, rice has been a staple food for humans. And not just that, the commercial dog food you buy for your pooch may also contain rice. In fact, if your pet has ever fallen sick, their veterinarian might have recommended a bland diet of white rice.