Food

In small quantities, shrimp can be a nice treat for dogs. Credit: knape | Getty Images From head to tail, boiled or fried, crustaceans are delicious, but can dogs eat cooked shrimp? The answer is yes—with reasonable precautions. For most of us, shrimp are a treat, not an everyday meal, and it should be the
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Proteins in hydrolyzed-protein dog foods retain their nutritional value, ensuring your dog’s food is nutritionally complete and balanced. Finding a suitable food for dogs with dietary sensitivities, allergies, or chronic digestive issues can be a challenge, and often veterinarians suggest foods that contain hydrolyzed proteins as a solution. By feeding a hydrolyzed diet, you can
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Dogs have 1,700 taste buds, ultimately making them a bit less picky than humans when it comes to food. However, dogs use their sense of smell deciding what to eat. Credit Aleksandr Potashev | Getty Images Dogs have taste buds on their tongue and in the back of their throat. Taste buds, of course, are
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You can let your dog have share some oatmeal, but be sure it’s made from plain oats and water without things like raisins or artificial sweeteners. Credit: Aleksandar Nakic | Getty Images Your dog can safely eat most forms of oatmeal, but avoid those packets of flavored oatmeal, as they may contain other ingredients that
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Rice is a great bland food for dogs, but some dogs won’t eat it without something added to it, like chicken. Credit: hxyume | Getty Images The long and the short of it is – yes, dogs can eat rice. Cooked white rice is traditionally fed to dogs with an upset gastrointestinal (GI) tract because
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Dogs naturally want whatever we are eating. Sharing an apple is a lot safer for your dog than something fried, like french fries. Credit: StefaNikolic | Getty Images Potatoes are safe for dogs, but a fried potato, like French fries, isn’t a great choice for your dog. The oil that french fries are fried in
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Chicken is the most common animal protein source in dog food, which makes sense, because more chicken than any other animal protein is consumed by humans in this country, and much of the chicken that goes into dog food is a by-product from the human food industry. But this also means that chicken-free dog foods
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Puppies who are expected to reach an adult size of 50 pounds or more must be fed a diet that is formulated for large-breed puppies. Failure to select appropriate foods for these pups can have lifelong affects on their health. Photo by Jill Lehmann Photography, Getty Images Choosing a food for a new puppy is
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Your dog will be attracted to your cat’s food, so it’s best to set the cat food bowl away from the dog’s reach. Credit: Ruslan Dashinsky | Getty Images For many dogs, getting some cat food, especially canned cat food or wet cat food, is a gourmet treat. Canned cat food tends to have more
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Watermelon is a great fruit treat for your dog. Credit: Luliia Bondar | Getty Images What fruit can dogs eat? Grapes and grape derived products like raisins are not safe. Aside from that notable exception many common fruits are safe for our dogs. Some fruits can be added to your dog’s regular meals in small
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Some dogs love pineapple, and pineapple is safe for dogs in small amounts, but always without the outer skin and inner hard core. Credit: Veronika Gaudet | Getty Images You can feed your dog pineapple. To feed pineapple to your dog, cut it just like you do to eat yourself. Cut off the tough outer
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Carrots and other vegetables are good for dogs, and most dogs love carrots. Dogs can enjoy many vegetables. Credit: Iuliia Bondar | Getty Images Can dogs eat vegetables? Yes, dogs can eat vegetables. Dogs can eat celery, and carrots are especially good for dogs. Dogs can eat broccoli, too, but you may want to limit
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Strawberries are a safe treat for dogs, offering them the benefits of antioxidants, fiber, vitamins, and manganese. Credit: Westend61 | Getty Images Dogs can eat berries, and many berries are a delicious and nutritious addition to our dogs’ regular food and as a treat. Your dog can eat fresh or frozen berries, and they can
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If your dog usually has a good appetite but suddenly refuses to eat his food, don’t dress it up with yummy additives; if there is something wrong with it, and he gets sick from it, you’ll feel terrible later. Offer it to him at another meal time, and if he still refuses it, don’t feed
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Though you can tap a coconut to extract the liquid inside to enjoy with or serve to your dog, most people buy coconut water in stores. It can be a sweet treat for your dog, but check with your vet first if your dog has kidney disease. Photo by ThamKC, Getty Images. Dogs can have
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Veterinarians sometimes recommend a low protein food for their canine patients. Make sure you understand whether your dog needs a dog food with low protein, or a very low-protein prescription diet, available only from your veterinarian or with your veterinarian’s prescription. Low-protein prescription dog foods often contain less protein than the minimum required for over-the-counter
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Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is fairly common in dogs, but the right therapeutic kidney diet can help slow the progression of the disease, alleviate symptoms, and ensure the dog’s best possible quality of life. Photo by Elena Popova, Getty Images Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a common condition that occurs when the kidneys lose their
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