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Ten Fruits That Are Safe For Your Dog To Eat

Ten Fruits That Are Safe For Your Dog To Eat

We’ve cautioned you before about fruits that you should never feed your dog, as there are many foods that are perfectly safe for humans that can be highly toxic, such as grapes and avocados, to your canine companion. But are there human foods that are good for your dog? Absolutely! Here’s the thing to remember: dogs are carnivores (meat eaters) so they really don’t need to have fruits and vegetables as part of their nutrition. But it’s perfectly ok to give your dog fruit occasionally as a treat. Here is a list of ten fruits that you, and your dog,…
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Toxic Beauty – The Sago Palm Is Deadly For Dogs (And Children)

Toxic Beauty – The Sago Palm Is Deadly For Dogs (And Children)

The Sago palm is a very popular landscaping plant that is in widspread use. Not a true palm, but a Cycad, it is very hardy and can withstand temperatures from 15 dgrees F all the way to 110 degrees F. According to the USDA, the sago palm can be grown in zones 9 to 11 in the United States, and they are commonly used in these areas and are somtimes also grown in pots. These low growing ornamentals are also commonly used in hotel landscaping, even in pet friendly establishments!  But in spite of it’s beauty and popularity as a…
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Why Does Your Dog Tilt His Head?

Why Does Your Dog Tilt His Head?

Most dog owners react positively when they see their dogs tilt their heads to one side or even see pictures of dogs photographed doing this. There is something really cute about this behavior that humans find irresistible.  All dogs exhibit this head tilting behavior from time to time but occasionally it can signal that somthing is wrong. Let’s take a closer look. First of all, if there isn’t anything wrong with the dog, why do most dogs tilt their heads from time to time?Most of the time, dogs tilt their heads in response to a strange noise. This may be…
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The Deadly Dozen – 12  Foods You Should Never Feed Your Dog – Part One

The Deadly Dozen – 12 Foods You Should Never Feed Your Dog – Part One

If you are like most dog owners, you are likely aware you should not feed you dog things like chicken bones, as these can easily splinter with the sharp edges likely to damage or even puncture the delicate lining of the dog’s digestive tract. But many dog owners are completely unaware that certain foods, which are completely harmless to humans, can be toxic and in some cases, even fatal if  your dog ingests them.  Here are twelve  foods that you should never feed your dog: One - Fruit pits including apricot, cherry, peach and plum pits, as well as apple…
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