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Dog Care Center - Nutrition

Dog Care Center - Nutrition

What You Need to Know About Raw Food Diets for Dogs
You may be considering a raw food diet for your dog for a variety of reasons. Some people want their dog’s food to more closely resemble what their wild ancestors would have eaten (the idea of biologically appropriate raw food). Some believe their dog’s overall health, and especially their haircoat, would benefit from a raw food diet. Some pet parents feel that raw is better because the...
Can Dogs Have Nuts?
Can Dogs Have Nuts?
Can dogs eat nuts? They might seem like a perfectly sized, tasty treat option for your dog, but are nuts safe? Here’s some insight on whether you can give nuts to dogs and the risks that you should be aware of. Can Dogs Have Nuts? Are They Safe?Many of the nuts we have in our pantries are technically safe for dogs, but there are a few types of nuts that are toxic to dogs, and any nuts that have...
Can Dogs Eat Peanut Butter?
Can Dogs Eat Peanut Butter?
By Dr. Sophia Catalano   Whether you’re a new pet parent or an experienced one, you may wonder if it’s safe and/or healthy to give your dog peanut butter. Many peanut butters are, indeed, safe for most healthy dogs. Peanut butter is commonly used when giving medications, but can serve some other really useful purposes in your dog’s training and playtime. However, you should discuss with...
Can Dogs Eat Oranges?
Can Dogs Eat Oranges?
If your dog has ingested an orange or tangerine or clementine, you may be wondering, “Can dogs eat oranges?” Here’s the good news: Yes, dogs can eat the fleshy part of oranges. While some dogs may not enjoy the acidic taste of this citrus fruit, the fruit of oranges is safe and full of vitamin C, while also packing a punch of potassium and fiber. Because commercial dog food diets are...
Can Dogs Eat Fish?
Can Dogs Eat Fish?
Yes, dogs can eat fish. Fish may be found as an essential ingredient in nutritionally-balanced commercial dog foods, or introduced as part of a healthy, home-cooked diet plan for your dog.  Fish provides a great source of protein, is relatively low in saturated fats, and is easily digestible as a cooked product. Fish is considered a novel protein in many commercial prescription diets, which may...
Can Dogs Eat Apples?
Can Dogs Eat Apples?
For dogs, an apple a day can keep the veterinarian away. That’s right: Dogs can eat apples. I recommend apples as a nutritious snack for dogs. Apples provide an excellent source of vitamin C, which is necessary for proper immune function. They’re also loaded with carbohydrates, the ultimate energy source, and are high in fiber, which plays a role in digestion, weight, and blood sugar...