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(Picture Credit: RossHelen/Getty Images) The vitamin and supplement business for humans is a multi-billion dollar industry. Many pet parents also feel that, if supplements are good for them, they must be good for their pets, too. With Holistic Pet Day coming up on August 30th, maybe natural health solutions for your furry friend are already
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(Picture Credit: Getty Images) While eating disorders are well known in humans, not many people know about the eating disorders that affect dogs. Animals have different reasons for having unusual eating habits, but they can be just as troubling for concerned pet parents. Here are six eating disorders that can affect dogs. 1. Overeating (Picture
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(Picture Credit: Staff photo by Derek Davis/Portland Portland Press Herald via Getty Images) You may have seen cute videos online of dogs joining their owners at the Starbucks drive-thru and getting a tasty-looking Puppuccino. But what exactly is a Starbucks Puppuccino, and is it safe for dogs? Here’s the brief answer: a Starbucks Puppuccino is
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(Picture Credit: Getty Images) Can dogs eat tomatoes? The short answer is yes, dogs can eat tomatoes, but there are some big exceptions and things you should know before you give them to your dog. It’s important to note that tomatoes are in the nightshade family, and parts of them contain substances that are toxic
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(Picture Credit: K_Thalhofer/Getty Images) Can dogs eat ice? You might be asking this because you are looking for a cold summer treat for your dog, or maybe because some ice fell out of the freezer door and your pup accidentally ate some ice. Humans can eat ice, but is it also safe for dogs to
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(Picture Credit: vvuls/Getty Images) Can dogs eat onions? You may be asking this because your dog accidentally ate some onion you chopped up for your salad, or perhaps you are looking for healthy human snacks to share with your dog. Humans can eat onions, but are they safe for dogs to eat? The short answer
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(Picture Credit: Westend61/Getty Images) Can dogs eat cucumbers? Maybe you were preparing a salad and your dog accidentally grabbed a piece of cucumber, or perhaps you are looking for healthy treats for your dog. Humans can eat cucumbers, so are cucumbers safe for dogs to eat? The short answer is yes, dogs can eat cucumbers, so
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(Picture Credit: Getty Images) Can dogs eat bananas? The short answer is yes, dogs can eat bananas, but before you let your pup munch these sweet, yellow fruits, there are some things you should know. Like many other good things, bananas are best enjoyed by dogs in moderation. They are full of beneficial vitamins and
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(Picture Credit: Enrico Andretta / EyeEm/Getty Images) Can dogs eat oranges? If you’re looking for the quick answer, it’s yes. However, the full answer is not so simple. There are some things you should know before feeding oranges to your dog. Although there are more than a few human foods that are poisonous to dogs, oranges
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(Picture Credit: Getty Images) Can dogs eat avocados? There isn’t a short yes or no answer. Avocados can be dangerous for dogs, though reports that they are actually toxic are sometimes blown out of proportion. So long as they are prepared properly, avocados are usually safe for dogs to eat. Much of the controversy around
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(Image Credit: Getty Images/kandypix) Peanut butter is a healthy sometimes-snack for humans. However, this is not necessarily the case for dogs. Not all, but many types of peanut butter have an ingredient called xylitol. Xylitol is a substance often used in place of natural sweeteners, and it is highly toxic for dogs. It’s usually extracted
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(Picture Credit: Getty Images) Can dogs eat apples? The short answer is yes, dogs can eat apples, but there are some things you should know before you feed them to your dog. These fruits are full of nutrients that can be beneficial to your dog’s health, but there are some dangers to look out for,
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(Picture Credit: Getty Images) Can dogs eat peanuts? The short answer is yes, dogs can eat peanuts, but there are some big exceptions and things you should know before you feed them to your dog. Peanuts are high in beneficial, healthy nutrients for your dog, but they should only be eaten in moderation, and only
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(Picture Credit: Carmelka/Getty Images) Can dogs eat cranberries? The short answer is yes, cranberries, are safe to eat for dogs. They are not toxic, unlike a very close alternative, raisins. These tiny fruits can provide your dogs with benefits like a high dose of vitamin C, potassium, and fiber. They have low caloric content and
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(Picture Credit: Getty Images) Can dogs eat almonds? The short answer is no, dogs can’t eat almonds, even though your dog may have eaten an almond or two in the past and felt fine. While almonds aren’t likely to be toxic, they aren’t handled well by dogs’ digestive systems and can cause obstructions. They also
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(Picture Credit: igorr1/Getty Images) Can dogs eat ham? The answer to that question isn’t a simple yes or no. There are many things to consider before feeding this meat to your dog, and, as always, you must ask your vet before sharing human foods with your canine friend. December is a month of holidays for
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