Health & Wellness
You may be happy to learn that cooked asparagus is a safe snack for pups to enjoy. This vegetable is also packed with vitamins, making it a great treat option for your pet.
Hotdogs are a risky treat for pups because they sometimes contain toxic ingredients, like garlic or onion powder.
Hamburgers may be a summertime staple, but you’ll need to modify the snack before serving it to your pup.
Though fresh cucumbers are much better for dogs, a pickled one won’t hurt (for the most part).
Pears contain several nutrients, including fiber and Vitamin C, but are they OK for dogs to eat? Here’s what you need to know.
Peanut butter may be the ultimate treat because of its versatility. Learn how it benefits dogs’ health and ways to safely serve it.
As long as the seeds, stems and rind are removed, cantaloupe is generally OK for dogs to eat. Learn why cantaloupe is a good treat option for dogs.
Be it as a digestive aid or as part of a balanced meal, rice can do wonders for dog diets.
Did your dog accidentally eat a peach? Learn if they’re safe for dogs in our article.
Potatoes can come in many forms, whether they’re fried, raw, baked, boiled or mashed. But are all of those serving methods safe for dogs? Find out in our article.
As long as your dog isn’t going on a berry binge, raspberries are a great option for pups with a sweet tooth.
No matter the form or preparation, onions are quite harmful to our furry family members.
Whether raw, shredded or oil, coconut is one ingredient your dog can totally chow down on.
Certain mushrooms are toxic for dogs. Learn what types of mushrooms are safe for dogs to eat and how to spot if a dog is showing signs of mushroom toxicity.
Cherries, without the stem, leaves and pit, are generally OK for dogs to eat. Learn what nutrients this fruit has to offer.
Curious canines have their hearts set on exploring just about anything they can get their paws on. Keep your precious pup safe from harm’s way with this list of common, poisonous plants for dogs.
Does your dog struggle with body pain? With your vet’s guidance, carprofen, an anti-inflammatory medication available for dogs, could help.
We protect ourselves against the spread of COVID-19, learn if you should protect your cat, too.
When a dog gets a wave of diarrhea, it usually means something else is going on with their health.
Unsure as to whether or not your dog is pregnant? Let us break down all the tell-tale dog pregnancy signs and symptoms for you. We’ve got all the info you need including details about a dog’s gestation period, signs they’re going into labor and more.
A pet’s first vet visit is the beginning of their health journey. Here's how to prepare for the wellness checkup so your pet feels comfortable.
Bananas are low in cholesterol and calories and contain several nutrients like potassium (boosts energy), fiber (promotes a healthy gut) and magnesium (supports bone, muscle and nerve health). Just make sure to avoid serving the peel.
Apples are high in fiber and vitamins and low in calories and fat. With your vet's OK, treat your pet to bite-sized pieces and avoid sharing the stem, seeds and core as they can be choking hazards and may contain cyanide, which is toxic for dogs.
Blueberries are a healthy dog treat alternative (especially for training) because they’re bite-sized and low in calories. This fruit supports dogs’ immune systems, boosts energy, helps pups feel full and is an anti-inflammatory.
Celery (which should be served in bite-sized pieces) is packed with nutrients that promote blood health, boost energy and maintain dogs' vision, dental, coat and skin health. Plus, it's low in fat and cholesterol.
All grapes (raisins, Zante currants and sultanas included) are toxic to dogs and can cause kidney failure. If your dog eats a grape, call your vet as soon as possible.
Mangos contain nutrients that promote an active brain and healthy vision. But, the pit, skin and seeds are choking hazards and contain cyanide, so keep them away from your pup.
Eggs, as long as they're cooked and without salt and other seasonings, oil or butter, are a safe and protein-packed snack for dogs. They’re full of vitamins like iron, vitamin B-12 and vitamin A, too.
If your dog isn’t lactose intolerant, cheese is generally a safe snack. It’s packed with nutrients like protein, calcium and fatty acids. Serve cheese in moderation, as it is high in fat, which can cause weight gain, obesity and pancreatitis.
Strawberries are low in calories and packed with several nutrients that support gut health, promote bone, muscle and nerve health and encourage gastrointestinal health. But, strawberries are best served in moderation and without the leaves and stem.
Oranges are high in vitamin C (supports the immune system), potassium (boosts energy) and fiber (promotes a healthy gut). Serve this fruit in moderation because of its high sugar and citrus content.
Keep tomatoes (especially unripe tomatoes, stems and seeds) away from your dog. The stems and seeds contain solanine, which is toxic for pups and can cause vomiting, diarrhea, lethargy and weakness.
Bread is generally safe for your dog to eat in moderation unless they have a wheat allergy. Learn why feeding dogs raw dough can be dangerous and what types of bread to avoid.
Avocado meat is generally safe for pups to eat if they get a hold of a slice, but they don’t make the best treat. This fruit is high in fat. Never let your dog eat avocado skin, pits and stems because they contain a toxin called persin.
Watermelon is packed with nutrients that support dogs’ immune and nervous systems, boost energy and promote vision, dental, coat and skin health. This fruit is very hydrating, too. Remove the rind and seeds before serving.
Carrots are full of nutrients that help with vision, dental, coat and skin health, promote healthy aging, boost energy and support the immune system. Just note that this veggie can be a choking hazard, so keep an eye on your pup as they chow down.
Shrimp are low in calories, fat and carbohydrates and are generally safe for dogs to enjoy. This bite is best served grilled or steamed without any seasonings, butter or oil.
The next time you’re serving up a turkey roast, consider saving some plain, cooked, bite-sized pieces for your pup — it’s a great source of energy and good for muscle growth, too.
Plain popcorn is low in calories and fat and packed with several nutrients. Avoid seasonings like butter and salt, as they can lead to obesity, upset stomach, vomiting, diarrhea and pancreatitis.
Pineapples are packed with vitamin C (reduces inflammation and benefits brain function), vitamin B-6 (supports the immune and nervous system) and potassium (promotes a healthy gut). Share this fruit in moderation (and always remove the skin and rind first!.
Cucumbers are low in carbs, fat and calories. Plus, they're high in nutrients that boost energy and support bone, muscle, blood and nerve health.
Broccoli (which contains fiber and vitamin C) is safe raw or cooked in small amounts with no additional seasoning. The flower can cause stomach issues, while the stalk can create blockages, which is why it’s best served in small, easily digestible pieces.
Heartworms are one of the most common types of parasites contracted by dogs and cats alike — the heartworm larvae are transmitted through mosquito bites.
If you’ve noticed changes in your pup’s skin, like dryness, redness or hair loss, they may be struggling with folliculitis.
Tapeworms, which are parasitic worms, are spread by dogs ingesting fleas. Learn how to prevent these parasites from causing an infection in your dog.
Tetanus doesn’t commonly impact dogs, but it’s not impossible for them to contract it. Muscle stiffness, difficulty standing and an outstretched tail are all signs something is up.
Valley fever, an infection caused by a fungus, is easier for dogs to contract after severe weather conditions, like heavy rainstorms, dust storms or earthquakes.
With your vet’s permission, this common pharmacy item can go a long way in warding off pain in pups.
While a brief fast might be normal for some dogs, not eating for too long can be cause for concern.
Being the best pet parent means helping your pet live a healthy, happy life.
Just like humans, too much sun can cause a lot of problems for dogs.
Parasites aren’t always easy to spot — here’s how to know your dog has them and how to help.
Minor scrape, scratch or cut after a day at the park? Read this before applying Neosporin to your dog’s wounds.
Pedialyte helps prevent and treat dehydration in humans, but it doesn’t work quite the same for dogs.
Conjunctivitis in dogs is typically easily resolved, but it’s best to see your vet to make sure you’re treating the underlying cause.
Not every spider bite on dogs is a cause for concern, but if your pet starts displaying key symptoms, you need to get your dog to the vet.
If your dog has a skin tag, it’s likely benign. That said, here’s what you should know to keep your dog’s skin tags from becoming a problem.
If your dog’s experiencing an allergic reaction, your vet might prescribe prednisone. Here’s what you need to know about the medication and prednisone side effects in dogs.
Cataracts in dogs often occur with age or age-related illness, but there are preventative measures and treatments you can try to keep your dog’s eyes strong.
When your dog licks their paws a lot, it’s probably time to see a vet. Find out the common causes and solutions when a dog licks their paws.
Learn how to prevent, identify and treat kidney failure in dogs to give your pet the best possible outcome.
Understanding why cats spray is pretty straightforward — it’s often a territorial instinct, and even female cats spray. Here’s what you can do to stop them.
Heart murmurs in dogs may not be as scary or life-threatening as they sound.
Learn more about the most common types of skin cancers that affect dogs and why you should always have lumps on your pet checked by a veterinarian.
When your dog is drinking a lot of water, you need to know if it’s normal or if it’s a sign of other health issues.
Hookworms, aka worm-shaped parasites, are easily spreadable among pets and people. Here’s how you can protect your dog and yourself.
When a dog experiences an upset stomach, it’s likely they’re struggling with a larger underlying issue. Here’s what to do if your dog has an upset stomach and some ways to make them feel better at home.
If you’ve noticed that your pup has been going #2 less and less, they could be struggling with constipation. Learn how hydration and a fibrous diet can help ease this symptom.
Here’s how to help your dog if they catch a roundworm infection and how to stop the spread.
Cat scratch fever, officially known as cat scratch disease, is caused by a bacteria carried by fleas. If an infected cat scratches a person or animal, it can spread easily.
Outside playtime is all fun and games until a bee sting happens — here's what how they impact pups.
Giardia is a parasite that can cause giardiasis, an infection that cats can contract. Giardia thrives in soil, water and food and is easily spreadable among animals.
Here's what to do if your dog gets lice, and how to protect the other pets in your home.
It might be icky, but your dog’s yellow vomit isn’t necessarily cause for panic.
Here’s what you need to know about kidney disease in cats — and how to prevent it.
Your dog’s cough can stem from a wide array of causes.
As far as pain-relievers go, tramadol might not be the best bet for your pet.
Can dogs eat marshmallows? Although these treats are delicious for us humans, they may not be safe for our pets. Dr. Aliya McCullough breaks it down for us.
With your vet's OK, melatonin could help your dog live a healthier, happier life.
Scratching or biting of the skin could be a sign your dog has fleas. These pesky insects attach to dogs easily, so it’s important to know how to avoid them.
You’re on the couch for your movie marathon, snuggled under your favorite blanket. Sure, your dog may appreciate you sharing — or they may want a quilt they can call their own.
As a pet parent, it’s important to be on the lookout for changes in your pup's health — which sometimes means keeping tabs on their urine and stool.
If your dog’s been straining to urinate or you’ve noticed bloody pee, they could be struggling with a UTI.
If you’ve noticed changes in your dog’s skin, like crusty areas or hair loss, they could be suffering from a skin infection called mange. Here’s how to help your pup.
If you’re worried about your dog contracting COVID-19, read on — we’re breaking down the likelihood of that happening.
It’s not the most glamorous part of pet parenthood, but checking your cat’s stool can help you spot changes in their health.
Diabetes can affect dogs — but not necessarily the same way it affects humans. Here’s how to determine if your pup may be struggling with diabetes.
Pancreatitis is when a cat’s pancreas becomes inflamed, red or swollen. Learn ways to treat this condition and help your cat feel better.
Leptospirosis is a serious condition in dogs that can spread easily to other animals and people. Knowing the symptoms of leptospirosis will allow you to quickly care for your pup.
Mites can severely irritate your cat’s ears. Learn ways to treat ear mites in cats and how to protect your cat’s ears.
Being a pet parent comes with the responsibility of learning all you can about their health.
From how to serve to alternative options, here’s what you need to know about your pet’s Rimadyl prescription.
The prescription medication is made for people, but in some cases (with your vet’s permission) it could help your pet.
This pesky infection isn’t a simple one to treat — here’s how to get rid of giardia and help your pup feel better.
To ensure your dog’s safety, there’s plenty you need to know before giving your pet Imodium.
Learn the many ways dogs can contract eye infections and how to relieve their discomfort.
This expert guide explains what it means when your dog's nose is dry and when you should seek treatment.
Your dog’s sweet, fluffy ears need relief, and we’re here to help. We’ll walk you through different types of ear infections and how to stop the itch.
Aural hematomas, aka puffy or swollen ear flaps, are the result of a dog’s excessive scratching and head shaking due to an infection, allergies, insect bites or trapped water.
If your pup struggles with motion sickness, ask your vet about Dramamine — and, in the meantime, here’s what you need to know.
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