People use different spices to give a desirable taste to the food they eat. But they are not the only ones who are fans of homemade meals. Our furry friends would take every chance they get when they are offered a bite of our food. If you are a fan of the black pepper and you are not sure whether it is okay to give it to your dog, we are here to help!
Author: Dr. Nade Georgieva
Dr. Nade Georgieva, DVM, PG Dipp (Anesthesia and Analgesia)
Nade is a young veterinarian from North Macedonia, with five years of experience in small animal clinical practice. She graduated from the Veterinary Faculty in Skopje, after which she got employed in her hometown. She has shown great interest in the field of pain management and anesthesia, and was the first vet in the country to continue education in the field. In 2021 she graduated with Distinction at the Royal Dick School of Veterinary Studies at the University of Edinburgh, obtaining the title Postgraduate Diploma-Anesthesia and Analgesia.
Nade is owned by a year old black Labrador retriever named Fred and she loves spending her time outdoors with her dog and friends. In her spare time, she also loves to learn to play the guitar and take photos of nature and animals.
It’s movie night, and you sit yourself down and grab yourself a drink and your favorite salted potato chips. Your dog is sleeping soundly. But the moment you open that bag, it is sitting next to you with big puppy eyes begging for you to share some of that snack. But can dogs eat salt?
We all have seen either in person on TV how dogs can help people. Because dogs are man’s best friend, they would pretty much do anything for us, and they do not expect a lot in return. With that said, there are some breeds that can make great therapy dogs because of their characteristics to help humankind even more. But just what are the dog breeds that make for the best therapy dogs?
You are already planning your next summer vacation, but you remember you have your dog, and it can’t stay at home because there is no one to look after her. So, you think maybe you should take your dog with you. But how do you fly with a dog?
You are excited that you are finally going to get your fluff ball in just a couple of weeks, and you decide to go on a shopping spree. That’s what I did! Before picking up my dog, Fred, I first went to the pet store and pretty much bought the whole store. Half of those things Fred does not need, though! So, what are the dog products every owner and their dog needs?
It is commonly known that dogs, unlike humans, are not able to sweat because their body does not have enough sweat glands. This is why you may notice your dog panting a lot, especially on hot summer days. Don’t worry, though. Everything is normal. This is just a way for your dog’s body to regulate its temperature. But that doesn’t mean dogs can’t get heatstroke, so it’s important to know what to look for. With that in mind, what are the signs of heatstroke in dogs?
You go for a walk, and on your way back, you see your dog limping. When you pick up its leg, you see it’s bleeding. Your dog is either not happy with you trying to touch the spot, or it is just trying to lick it and clean it itself. So, what can you do to help your dog when they get an open wound? What are the best ways to disinfect a dog’s wound?
It’s the summer, and we are all hot. This includes our dogs. Maybe you even own a Samoyed! But do dogs also get sunburned?
Generally speaking, potatoes and mashed potatoes are safe for your dog, but only if they are cooked without any additives.
Whether it’s Thanksgiving, Christmas, or an everyday occasion, many people enjoy turkey meat. Dogs like turkey too though, but can dogs eat turkey meat?