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Seven Common Pet Food Ingredients You Should Avoid Feeding Your Dog

Seven Common Pet Food Ingredients You Should Avoid Feeding Your Dog

The majority of dog owners are not likely to pay too much attention to the food they feed their canines. As long as it’s a reputable brand put out by a well known company, they tend to trust it will provide the nutrition it claims to provide. Other dog owners feed a brand that has been recommended, or even sold, by their vet, especially if their dog has a health condition, such as a digestive problem or kidney disease for example, that requires a specialized diet. But perhaps it’s time for dog owners to start paying more attention to what…
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The Deadly Dozen – 12  Foods You Should Never Feed Your Dog – Part Two

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

In Part One of this article, we examined six of the twelve foods that are known toxins to dogs. In Part Two, we’ll be looking at the remaining six: Six - Garlic - is in the same family as onions, which are also toxic to dogs, but garlic is thought to be nearly five times as potent. Some dog breeds such as the Akita and Shiba Inu are particularly sensitive. Large doses of garlic can damage the canine’s red blood cells, cause GI upset with vomiting, diarrhea and abdominal pain. Seven - Grapes and raisins can both be highly toxic…
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Why You Should Never Let Your Dog Ride With His Head Out The Car Window

Why You Should Never Let Your Dog Ride With His Head Out The Car Window

Dogs love to ride with their heads hanging out the car window, their tongues hanging out and ears flopping in the breeze. But as much as they might enjoy this, it’s really not a good idea and can be potentially harful to your dog. Why do dogs seem to enjoy doing this so much? They love the movement of fresh air on their faces and the moving air also carries with it a symphony of scents. No wonder your dog likes this so much! But the dangers of allowing him to do this far outweigh the momentary pleasure. These include:…
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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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Why You Should Never Offer Your Dog Guacamole!

Why You Should Never Offer Your Dog Guacamole!

Hey here at the Woof Post, we get it! As a doting dog parent, you want your dog to be happy. Part of that happiness is feeding your dog good tasting and nutritious food, and occasionally giving him a taste of whatever food you happen to be enjoying as well. A bite or two of human food is usually ok, but you need to be aware that some foods which are fine for humans are not good for your canine companion. Let’s take a look at just one of these foods… avocados. Most people love avocados, with their buttery texture,…
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