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Pet Care Tips for Dogs
At All Creatures Veterinary Care Center, we’re passionate about providing our clients with the tools and resources they need to manage their dog’s health and wellness at home. From knowing which foods are safe or toxic for dogs to knowing which age-related conditions could potentially affect your pup as they age, we will cover a range of topics here that you can access anytime, anywhere. Be sure to check back regularly as we will be adding more and more resources over time. Of course, we encourage you to reach out to our Client Care team with any questions or concerns you may have about your pet, especially for all pet emergencies. Connect with us at (856) 256-8996 to speak with our team.
Dog Care: We Make Caring for Your Dog Easy!
From puppies to senior dogs, your dog will require a lot of care, love, and attention throughout their entire life. Using these everyday tips, guides, and how-to’s makes it easy to care for your four-legged friend every day. Let’s begin by looking at some of the most common questions we hear from concerned dog parents.
Can My Dog Eat This?
As pet parents, we are pretty darn generous when it comes to giving our pets food and treats. We often want to share what we’re eating with them as a way to include them in family happenings, to reward them, and simply because we love them. But two of the most common questions our veterinarians in Sewell hear is, “What foods are safe for my dog to eat?” and “Which foods are toxic for dogs?” Let’s explore this by first looking at the human foods that are generally safe for most dogs to consume.
*Please keep in mind that some of the foods listed may not be healthy for dogs with food allergies, food sensitivities, sensitive stomachs, or specific diets. Consult with your veterinarian to learn more.
Human Foods Dogs Can Eat
There are many human foods that are perfectly safe for your dog to eat. Some are fine for everyday treats while others should be consumed in moderation. Check it out.
Dog-Friendly Veggies (Everyday Superfoods)
These tasty veggies rank as some of the best treats you can give your pet daily, within moderation, of course.
- Carrots are an excellent low-cal snack packed with vitamin A, beta-carotene, and fiber. The crunchy texture is great for naturally removing tartar buildup from their teeth and strengthening their jaw.
- Green beans are considered a superfood for dogs, providing them with essential vitamins and minerals. All green beans are safe for dogs as long as they are plain with no salt, seasoning, butter, or oil.
- Celery is another crunchy low-cal snack that delivers loads of vitamins A, B, and C that supports a healthy heart. Celery is fibrous, making it perfect for natural dental care that can even freshen their breath!
Human Foods Dogs Can’t Eat
These foods are highly toxic to dogs, which can cause all types of health issues and may even be fatal. If you think your dog has eaten toxic food, contact your Sewell veterinarian immediately at (856)256-8996.
Veggies that are Toxic to Dogs
- Onion, garlic, and chives (raw, cooked, or powder)
- Wild mushrooms
- Raw and green Potatoes
- Tomato plants
- Fried vegetables
Connect with Your Compassionate Veterinarian in Sewell
If you have questions or concerns about your pet’s health, or you would like to schedule your pet for a vet appointment, please reach out to our Client Care team at (856)256-8996, or connect with us online using the form below. We look forward to hearing from you.