Healthy and Harmful Food for Dogs

Providing a healthy diet for your dog isn’t always so easy. Many foods that we love aren’t so dog-friendly and many of those aren’t that obvious. Most people know common dangers like chocolate and grapes, but did you know that onions & garlic are also toxic to dogs? Also, fat is a healthy part of a dog’s diet but giving them too much at once (like those fat trimmings from your steak) can lead to pancreatitis.

The graphic below provides a great guide to what foods are healthy for your dog and those you probably want to avoid. Some items that appear on the harmful side you may have fed to your dog with no adverse reactions and items on the healthy side can also pose dangers if given in large quantities. Just remember:

Know your dog, avoid unnecessary risks, and practice moderation! (more…)

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Healthy and Harmful Foods for Cats

Welcome to the follow-up to our most popular post: Healthy and Harmful Food for your Dogs. More and more pet owners are looking to replace or supplement their commercial cat food with healthier options. The graphic below provides a great guide to what foods are healthy for your cat and those you want to avoid. There may be a few surprises that you weren’t aware of! (Hint: Skip the Milk!).

Everything on this chart is meant to be a general guide. Cats can have varying reactions to items on the healthy side. When adding new items to your cat’s diet, always remember:

Know your cat, avoid unnecessary risks, and practice moderation! (more…)

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