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Expert Advice: Can my dog... Can Dogs Eat Kiwi?
Available all year-round and loaded with more vitamin C than an orange and more potassium than a banana, kiwi is a sweet fruit that tastes good and provides an abundance of nutritious benefits. But, can dogs eat kiwi? If you’re snacking on a kiwi, it’s perfectly fine to share with your dog. Just be mindful of […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/advice/can-dogs-eat-kiwi/ | August 3, 2018
Expert Advice: Natural Foods Can Dogs Eat Quinoa?
Quinoa is an extremely healthy food for humans. It's packed with protein, calcium, and other nutrients. But, can dogs eat quinoa? The answer is generally yes. The edible seed is actually an ingredient in some high-quality dry dog foods. Its strong nutritional profile makes it a healthy alternative to corn, wheat, and soy — starches that […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/nutrition/can-dogs-eat-quinoa/ | August 1, 2018
Expert Advice: Natural Foods Can Dogs Eat Tuna?
Many dog foods contain fish because it is high in protein and omega-3 fatty acids. But, what about tuna? Can dogs eat tuna? The answer is no. You shouldn't feed your canine companion the saltwater fish because it could lead to a number of different health problems. Can Dogs Eat Raw Tuna? Fresh tuna has much […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/nutrition/can-dogs-eat-tuna/ | July 27, 2018
Expert Advice: Natural Foods Can Dogs Eat Potatoes?
Update: Recent research has suggested that potatoes, while not poisonous, may not be appropriate for a dog's diet. From the UC Davis School of Medicine: "The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently issued an alert about reports of canine dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) in dogs eating certain pet foods containing peas, lentils, other legume seeds, or potatoes as main […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/nutrition/can-dogs-eat-potatoes/ | July 26, 2018
Expert Advice: Natural Foods Can Dogs Drink Milk?
Many canine companions love dairy products. But, can dogs drink milk? In short, maybe. Like many human foods, it should only be given to your dog in moderation. It's also important to note that a lot of pups are lactose intolerant, and drinking milk can cause intestinal upset. How Much Milk Can Dogs Drink? Milk is […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/nutrition/can-dogs-drink-milk/ | July 23, 2018
Expert Advice: Nutrition Can Dogs Eat Marshmallows?
Marshmallows are one of those treats that can be hard to resist — and it's nearly impossible to eat just one. But, can dogs eat marshmallows? The answer is no. Though not all marshmallows are toxic to dogs, they certainly aren't good for your canine companion. Made from sugar, corn syrup, gelatin, vanilla extract, and coated […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/nutrition/can-dogs-eat-marshmallows/ | July 6, 2018
Expert Advice: Nutrition 5 Interesting Things Humans Used to Feed Their Dogs
Humans have fed their dogs some pretty strange things over the years. From cabbage to hardtack, our canine companions ate items we had on hand, even if they weren’t particularly nutritious. Now, as more and more people are investing in their personal health by moving to fresh diets, it’s no surprise that they’re looking for […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/nutrition/interesting-things-humans-used-to-feed-dogs/ | June 14, 2018
Expert Advice: Vet's Corner Raw Food vs. Dog Kibble
"I’ve been hearing a lot about feeding dogs raw food. It seems controversial. Can you tell me what’s best for my dog?" Dog owners want the absolute best for their canine companions to ensure they live healthy, happy, and active lives. The first step in achieving that goal is feeding your dog a balanced, nutritious […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/vets-corner/feed-my-dog-raw-food-or-dog-kibble/ | June 5, 2018
Expert Advice: News Researchers Studied Dogs’ Insides and Found Surprising Similarities to Humans
On a microscopic level, your dog’s body is an ecosystem of tiny organisms, such as bacteria and fungi. These minute creatures, or microbes, may seem gross, but many of them are essential for good health. This is particularly true in your dog’s digestive system. For example, the microbiota (community of microbes) in the gut aids […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/dogs-and-humans/ | June 1, 2018
Expert Advice: Nutrition Can Dogs Eat Olives?
If you're one of those people who like olives on your salad or in your martini, you may have wondered: can dogs eat olives? Luckily, the fruit (yes, it's technically a fruit) is not toxic to dogs. It can be safe in small quantities, but there are some risks that you should know about before […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/nutrition/can-dogs-eat-olives/ | June 1, 2018