Food and Treats

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Dog Care

A Very Berry Howl-A-Day Cake

What dog doesn’t love treats? And homemade treats are even better! Treat your dog this holiday season to a healthy, canine-friendly fruitcake. It’s easy and quick to make, and your dog will love it. But be warned: You may be tempted to have some yourself, so make extra! Our Recipe for Howl-A-Day Cake Ingredients: 1 cup (250 ml) of cranberries (fresh or frozen) 1 cup (250 ml) of blueberries (fresh or frozen) ½ cup (125 ml) of apples (peeled) ½ cup (125 ml) of banana Chips 2 cups (500 ml) of coconut Flakes (unsweetened) 2 ½ (625 ml) cups of

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All About Dogs

Understanding Your Dog’s Nutritional Needs

Just like you, your dog is an omnivore, which means that he can eat any kind of food. For better or worse, that means her needs are a bit more complex than, say, your neighbor’s cat. In order for your pup to have a complete, balanced diet, she needs to eat and drink foods that contain the six nutrient classes that are fundamental to maintain her health. What are these six classes? Good Old H20 You’ve heard that water is life, right? Well, that’s just as true for your dog as it is for you. If you have an adult

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All About Dogs

The Ritual Of Feeding Your Dog: Make Them Work For It

Domestication has made it possible for dogs to receive their food without having to hunt it down themselves, but it’s still in their nature to feel the need to work for it. Before my dogs eat, I take them for a walk. In this way, I ask my dogs to work for food and water. This is a form of waiting, which is psychological exercise that helps nurture a balanced, happy dog. My Tips for a Healthy Routine The morning routine should look like this: You project calm-assertive energy before you give your dog affection. You walk your dog to

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All About Dogs

Vet’s Advice For A Vomiting Dog

My two-year-old St. Bernard dog is not eating correctly. Every so often the dog will vomit her dinner two days in a row or maybe breakfast two days in a row. Never the same dinner and breakfast in the same day, and not all the time. It seems to be about every two weeks one of them will start and last two days. Any advice? Thank You Jeff Alger Vet Gives Clues as to Why Dog is Vomiting Dear Jeff, Dogs vomit much more easily than humans. If a dog vomits this frequently but maintains a normal appetite and weight,

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All About Dogs

Switching To Adult Food From Puppy Food

I am reading conflicting information about when to transfer our puppy from puppy food to adult dog food. Our vet says anytime between 6 and 18 months for our type of dog (Basset hound). The dog food guide says 12 months, the 30-year pet store owner says 6 months, and our back-up vet says 12 months at the longest. My gut instinct says, because a Basset’s bone structure is not fully developed until about 18 months old, keep her on puppy food until she’s 18 months, but she’s not interested in her puppy food anymore and as of late goes

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