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I'm a Vet Tech, and Here's What I Think About Raw Food Diets for Pets
Raw food diets for pets are trendy as pet parents look for the healthiest options, but they're not always safe for pets and people. I'm a veterinary technician. Here's why I worry about the popularity of raw diets for dogs and cats.
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Can Dogs Eat Mashed Potatoes?
Those fluffy mashed potatoes dripping in butter certainly look delicious on your plate … and your pup's pleading eyes can be hard to resist. But can dogs eat mashed potatoes safely?
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Are Apples Safe for Dogs to Eat?
Can dogs eat apple slices or whole apples? As long as you remove the apples' stem, seeds, and core, you can share a few slices with your dog.
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Are Pears Good for Dogs?
If you love pears, you may wonder if dogs can eat pears, too. We asked two veterinarians if this juicy fruit belongs in your dog's diet, and here's what they recommend.
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Can Dogs Eat Peanuts?
It's no secret that dogs love peanut butter, but what about peanuts by themselves? We asked a vet for their advice on whether peanuts are good or bad for dogs.
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Can Dogs Eat Cat Food? Why Food Swapping Isn't a Great Idea
Dogs can be attracted to eating cat food because it smells and tastes good. Find out why food swapping amongst pets isn't recommended.
Are raw food diets for dogs a good idea? Learn the pros and cons of feeding your dog only raw meat, bones, and other uncooked or unpasteurized ingredients. Raw Dog Food Recipes, Raw Food Diet, Raw Diet, Food Poisoning, Nutritionists
Raw Food Diet for Dogs: Good or Bad?
Are raw food diets for dogs a good idea? Learn the pros and cons of feeding your dog only raw meat, bones, and other uncooked or unpasteurized ingredients.
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Just What Is a Dogcuterie Board, and Why Is My Pup Whimpering for One?
A dogcuterie board is a trend that will never go out of style, so long as there are hungry doggos! Check out these ideas to make your own charcuterie board for dogs.
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What Thanksgiving Foods Can Cats Eat?
What Thanksgiving foods can cats eat? From succulent turkey to cranberries (yes, really!) here's what a vet says is safe—and what foods they should stay away from.
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Should You Let Your Kitty Gobble Turkey?
Whether roasting a bird or making a sandwich, people often want to know: can cats eat turkey? Here are a few rules to know before offering a nibble.
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Is Ice Safe for Dogs to Eat?
After a viral post about the dangers of giving dogs ice, you might be wondering: "Can my dog eat ice?" It might not be as threatening as you think.
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What Does Catnip Do to Cats?
Catnip is the magical herb that many cats will do LITTER-ally anything to get their paws on. We take a look at what catnip is and how it could affect your feline companion.
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Is Rosemary Safe for Dogs?
Considering adding rosemary to your dog's diet or rosemary essential oil to their skin? Read what these veterinary nutrition experts have to say first.
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Can Dogs Eat Peanuts?
It's no secret that dogs love peanut butter, but what about peanuts by themselves? We asked a vet for their advice on whether peanuts are good or bad for dogs.
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9 Human Foods That Are Safe for Kitty to Snack On
Can cats eat human food? Which ones are safe for them to eat? Before sharing your plate with your cat, it's important to learn what nutrients cats need in their diet and which foods are toxic to cats, so you can make an informed choice about any extra treats.
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These 13 Halloween Dog Treats Are Scary Good
Don't forget to include your pup in the Halloween treats! Your dog will love these dog-friendly Halloween snacks and pumpkin dog treats.
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Can Cats Eat Pumpkin?
Can't keep your cat's paws away from the pumpkin pie? From raw pumpkin to roasted pumpkin seeds, not all pumpkin is safe for your cat to eat. Learn how to feed your cat pumpkin and the nutritional benefits it provides.
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How Many Calories Does Your Dog Need Per Day?
Eating too many calories can lead to your dog being overweight, and too few can lead to your pooch being underweight. Experts weigh in on how to calculate how many calories your dog needs.
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What Do You Feed a Dog With an Upset Stomach? Here Are Some Bland Diet Tips
When deciding what to feed a dog with an upset stomach, a bland diet might be the answer. Our vet has some advice about how to nourish your sick pup.
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Can Dogs Eat Bell Peppers? Here's What a Vet Says
Some veggies are not only safe for dogs, but they're good for them, too. One veggie that gets the nod from vets? Bell peppers. Here's why they're good for dogs and how to add them to their diet.
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Should You Give Dogs Rib Bones to Snack On?
Are rib bones safe for dogs to eat? Veterinarians generally say no, and here's why.
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Wet vs. Dry Dog Food: Which Should You Feed Your Dog?
Not sure whether to feed your dog wet or dry food? A vet breaks down the differences, pros and cons of each, and how to switch from one diet to the other.
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Can Cats Eat Dog Food? Know What's Safe & What's Not
ats aren't dogs, but can cats eat dog food? While a bite or two of Fido's food may be considered safe, you'll want to avoid sharing meals in the long run.
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What Does Catnip Do to Cats?
Why do our once lazy couch CATatoes become feisty felines when they encounter catnip? Researchers have tried to shed light on how catnip affects the brain, and many believe that in lots of cats, catnip creates an intoxicated feline (take away the car keys!).
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Why Are Cats Scared of Cucumbers?
Why are cats scared of cucumbers? While it may seem funny or strange, there's a reason why many cats may react so strongly to the big green veggie.
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Can Cats Eat Cheese? It's Complicated
Cheese can be a safe treat for cats, but there are a lot of exceptions to consider. Protect your cat's health by learning about potentially toxic ingredients and how treats should fit into a cat's diet.
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Are Pears Good for Dogs?
If you love pears, you may wonder if dogs can eat pears, too. We asked two veterinarians if this juicy fruit belongs in your dog's diet, and here's what they recommend.
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Here's How Dog ID Tags Keep Your Pup Safe
One in three pets gets lost at some point in their lives. Learn about the importance of personalized dog ID tags in helping your pup find his way home if he ever gets loose.
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Can Cats Eat Bananas? 4 Keys to Feeding the Fruit to Your Cat Safely
If you're wondering if you can feed bananas to your cat, the short answer is yes. The long answer involves a look at feline nutrition and steps you should take to keep your cat safe and healthy.
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Mealtime Must-Haves: How to Make the Best Feeding Choices for Your Pup
Feeding your dog seems easy enough, but how often to feed, how much to feed, and what to do when they stop eating is actually hard. Here's the scoop on all things dog feeding, from puppyhood to the golden years.