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Holiday Foods to Avoid

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While you can serve a Thanksgiving dinner for dogs, these are some holiday treats your dog shouldn’t have: Candy Grapes or raisins Macadamia nuts Wild mushrooms Onions and garlic Pitted...

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Can Dogs Eat Apples?

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Many dogs love the sweet, tart crunch of apples. They’ve got plenty of fiber and antioxidants to make them a healthy treat when given in moderation. Be sure to cut up any raw apples you offer into appropriately sized pieces. You...

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Carrots for Dogs

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Carrots are a great source of vitamin A and fiber. In fact, they’re even found as an ingredient in a lot of commercially available dog foods—Purina Bella Natural Bites with real chicken and turkey small breed dry dog food, for example. The...

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Sweet Potatoes for Dogs

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Pups love sweet potatoes! They’re a good source of B vitamins, vitamin A and fiber. In recent years, this veggie has gained popularity with canines across the country and is frequently included in limited ingredient diets like American...

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Can Dogs Eat Green Beans?

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Green beans served without all the trappings (like salt, seasonings and butter) are great for dogs. They are a low-calorie snack that is high in iron and several other vitamins and minerals that dogs need. Their high-fiber content also helps...

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Cranberry for Dogs

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Cranberries are safe for dogs, and they may help support urinary tract health. Plus, cranberries contain lots of healthy antioxidants. However, raw cranberries may be tough for dogs to digest. Instead, you can give your dog a small amount...

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Can Dogs Eat Pumpkin?

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Pumpkin, when served appropriately, is fantastic for the canine digestive system. Veterinarians often recommend pumpkin for dogs as a way to either ease constipation or help firm up their stool. However, pumpkin pie isn’t a good...

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Can Dogs Eat Turkey?

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No Thanksgiving dinner for dogs is complete without turkey. Turkey is a great source of lean protein, and you can even serve your dog some of the same turkey you’ll put on the table, so long as it is baked and isn’t too spicy. Turkey...

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7 Safe and Healthy Human Foods for Dogs That You Can Serve for the Holidays

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By Jennifer Coates, DVM Do you want to include your favorite furry friend in your holiday celebrations? There are plenty of traditional Thanksgiving and Christmas foods that are perfect for sharing. So, if you want to create a festive...

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7 Safe and Healthy Human Foods for Dogs That You Can Serve for the Holidays

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When celebrating your holiday meals this year, don’t let your furry family miss out! Check out these safe and healthy human foods for dogs to give your pup a tail-wagging feast.

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US Steals World Record From Scotland for Most Golden Retrievers in One Place

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Image via goldiepalooza/Instagram Goldie Palooza 2018, held in Huntington Beach, California on October 14, grabbed the unofficial world record for having the most Golden Retrievers in one place with 681 in attendance. The event...

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Eco-Friendly Building in Austria Protects Wild Hamsters

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Photo via iStock.com/Sun_apple Austrian real estate development company Bundesimmobiliengesellschaft (BIG) hired a landscaping consultant—dubbed “The Hamster Commissioner”—to ensure that their latest renovation...

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Snapchat Has Announced Face Filters for Cats

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Image via iStock.com/FilippoBacci Many pet parents have tried in vain to extend Snapchat filters to pets, but the Snapchat app has not been reliably able to detect pet faces. However, Snapchat has just announced the introduction...

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Eco-Friendly Pet Products for Dogs

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Image via iStock.com/fotomania_17 By Cheryl Lock In a world where there are endless dog suppliesto pick from, it can be easy to overlook the eco-friendly pet products category. However, taking time to research the best ecologically...

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Endangered Aye-Aye Born at the Denver Zoo

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Image via Denver Zoo/Facebook An aye-aye, one of the rarest and hardest to see animals in the world, was just born at the Denver Zoo—which now houses three of the 24 aye-ayes in captivity. According to the Denver Zoo, there...

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Frogs and Toads Are Falling on Heads Amidst a Population Boom in North Carolina

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Image via iStock.com/BoValentino Tens of thousands of frogs and toads are now living near North Carolina’s coast, partly as a result of an especially rainy summer. While some are claiming that the explosion of frogs and...

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How Safe Are Secondhand Used Pet Supplies?

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Image via iStock.com/gollykim By Nancy Dunham It’s not unreasonable to want to save some money by shopping for used pet supplies, but it might not always be wise to buy secondhand dog houses, cat trees, pet apparel and other...

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The Latest in Pet Tech

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Image via iStock.com/w-ings By Teresa K. Traverse As technology plays a larger role in our lives, it’s no surprise that we are seeing more advancements in pet technology as well. From pet camerasand dog GPS collarsto dog...

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Yes, Pit Bulls Can Be K-9 Dogs and Therapy Dogs

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Dallas, the K-9 Pit Bull. Image via Jen Deana By Nancy Dunham Dallas is among the latest K-9 dogs set to join a police force in the US. However, Dallas is different from typical K-9 dogs; he is not a German Shepherd or Belgian...

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What to Do When Another Dog Bites Your Dog

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Image via iStock.com/hoozone By Kate Hughes Animals can be unpredictable creatures—even our true-blue four-legged friends. The most diligent dog owners may find themselves in the scary situation of having their dog be bitten...

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How Do No-Pull Dog Harnesses Work?

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Image via iStock.com/Mark Newton By Linda Rodgers “A dog that’s constantly pulling is frustrating for owners who just want to go on a nice, leisurely walk,” says Mary Huntsberry, a certified animal behaviorist...

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This Nonprofit Helps Pit Bull Dogs and the People Who Love Them

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Image via iStock.com/WhitneyLewisPhotography By Victoria Schade Finding a pet-friendly rental is hard enough, but trying to find one when your best friend is a Pit Bull-type dog is close to impossible. That’s why a Minneapolis-based...

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Cat Language 101: How Do Cats Talk to Each Other?

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Image via iStock.com/grecosvet By Dr. Wailani Sung, DVM Do cats talk to each other? Felines communicate with their peers through vocalizations, physical contact, visual cues and chemical cues. When communicating, cats exhibit subtle...

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Gecko Makes More Than a Dozen Phone Calls While Inside a Monk Seal Hospital

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Image via Twitter/Claire_Simeone Last week a tiny gecko was caught accidentally calling people from inside the Ke Kai Ola Marine Mammal Center, a monk seal hospital in Hawaii. According to the Twitter feed of director Dr....

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Unilever's Dove Brand Earns PETA Cruelty-Free Accreditation

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Image via iStock.com/mustafagull On September 10, 2018, Unilever issued a press release announcing that they are supporting efforts to institute a global ban on animal testing. According to the statement, “Unilever today announced...

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