Here is the best list of foods you should AVOID giving to your dog (human foods that are poisonous or toxic to dogs) + Foods that you CAN give to your dog (human food safe for dogs) — according to pet experts. Plus, what you should know if you decide to offer table scraps and other people foods to your dog at some point.
Dog Food & Treats
Dog moms and dog experts share their well-researched dog food and dog treat advice to help you make the best choices when feeding your dog. This is where you'll find info about store-bought kibble and treats AND homemade dog recipes to make your own dog food and dog treats. Our most popular topics involve Kong recipes, Dog turkey recipes, Safe human food for dogs, and What to do if your dog eats chicken bones. Not sure where to begin? Start here --> Dog Food 101.
Wondering what to stuff inside of your dog’s Kong toy? Here’s a list of the best Kong recipes that have worked well for lots of dog owners. These dog recipes make delicious treats that you can stuff inside a Kong toy!
Wondering exactly how other people stuff Kongs for their dogs? I’m going to show you how to stuff a Kong toy for dogs + A few Kong stuffing tips for first-timers.
We own 16 Kong toys (2 dogs). While dogs can have hours of fun trying to get the goodies out of their Kong toys, CLEANING them isn’t quite so fun. Here’s the easiest way how to clean Kong toys… all my best tips for cleaning Kong dog toys when there’s food stuck inside!
How will your dog be spending Thanksgiving this year? Chances are, most of our four-legged friends will find themselves smack dab in the middle of the holiday festivities. And many will be on the prowl for turkey treats, table scraps, and dropped food particles! Here’s what dogs can and can’t eat on Thanksgiving day. Plus lots of fun ways to include your dog in the Thanksgiving feast — by making your own Thanksgiving food for dogs with these recipes OR by serving these one-of-a-kind dog-friendly Thanksgiving foods and treats that are now available in stores!
Can dogs eat turkey? Yes… but they might get an upset stomach. See which Thanksgiving dinner foods are safe for dogs, and which ones aren’t. Instead of giving your dog Thanksgiving turkey & all the fixin’s, try these easy homemade Thanksgiving dog treats — to avoid bloat & canine pancreatitis!
Wondering what to do if your dog eats chicken bones?! First, don’t panic, most likely your dog will be ok. My dog ate chicken bones and he passed them just fine — but it depends on whether your dog gulps down the bones (bad), bites them into smaller pieces (bad), or grinds them down thoroughly before swallowing them (good). Here’s what to do if your dog ate chicken bones… OR turkey bones.
Switching dog food will happen at least twice in your dog’s life: 1) as they transition from puppy to adult, and 2) as they transition from adult to senior dog. You can’t just change dog food overnight though! Here are the steps to transition your dog with ease to a new food in 5 or 10 days — whether you’re switching from puppy food to adult dog food, from adult food to senior dog food, or there’s some other reason for you to switch food (like allergies, weight issues, health concerns, etc.)
This interactive dog food bowl serves 2 purposes: 1) it’s a slow feed dog bowl 2) it’s a treat-dispensing dog toy. A review of the PAW5 Rock & Bowl for dogs
I used to ignore dog treat recipes if I didn’t have 1 of the ingredients on hand. This handy chart shows how to make homemade dog treats with 3 ingredients. Plus some handy substitutions for dogs!
My best dog food storage ideas for the kitchen or whatever happens to be the most central location in your house. See how I store dog food and dog treats…
My dog’s first experience with Mercola Healthy Pets Treats. We tried the large Dental Bones and the Gentle Dental Bones. My dog LOVES these dental chews!
See how I get 2-4 times more from each box or bag of dog treats. You too can save money using these tips… and without buying cheap dog treats!
I’ve tried a BUNCH of recipes for DIY dog breath treats. Very few dramatically effect a dog’s bad breath. These are the ones I’ve found to have the greatest effect.
With 3 dogs over the past 20+ years, I’ve been through a lot of dog bowls! But now I want something more stylish and modern, if not decorative. Something that will look nice in our large, modern bathroom. I found ’em!…
Like free stuff? If you’re frugal like me, then you’ll enjoy these FREE dog samples — all directly from the dog food & treat manufacturers themselves. There are no hoops to jump through and no shipping fees. Enjoy!
In search of the best dog food brand for your dog? What it really comes down to is the list of ingredients in the dog food and the order of those ingredients on the dog food label. These tips and resources will help you fine-tune your options. This is a great summary of the most important things to look for when researching dog food brands.
Freshpet is the only brand of fresh, refrigerated pet food in the stores (in the pet food aisle). See why I – and my dog – LOVE Freshpet Ready to Bake Cookies for dogs.
These dog recipes would work great ANY time of year, not just Halloween. In addition to the homemade dog treats recipes, you’ll find some fun ways to give dogs their Halloween treats.
Tips for stuffing frozen Kong toys that your dog will enjoy on a hot summer day. Plus, lots of homemade frozen dog treat recipes!
Many pet owners are buying bottled dog water or they’re filtering their dog’s water instead of using water straight from the tap. Following are the best options when it comes to providing pure and clean water for your dog: filtered water vs bottled water for dogs.
Ice cream and birthday cake for dogs are 2 simple things that can turn an average day into a dog birthday party! Here are some dog cake recipes to try, plus the inside scoop on how we include our dogs when we go to Dairy Queen.
A collection of our best tips for dog Kong stuffing made easy! Plus little-known secrets about putting peanut butter and other sticky substances inside dog Kong toys.
Here are all of the reasons that you should mix things up a bit when you’re stuffing dog Kong treats into your dog’s Kong toy. Plus, ideas for some new dog Kong treats to fill your dog’s Kong with.
Tired of filling your dog’s Kong toy with the same old treat? Try making your own Kong treats! Here are some great Kong recipes using healthy human foods. Plus, tips for cleaning the inside of your Kong toy.
If you make dog treats yourself, they’ll be cheaper and healthier than store-bought ones. And you’ll be able to pronounce all of the ingredients!
Food bad for dogs may be in your kitchen right now. Here’s how to tell which foods are bad for your dog and what harm they may do to your beloved pet.
Do you know if your dog’s food is one of the healthy dog foods available on the market or not? Here are 3 ways to know if he is eating healthy: 1) read the ingredients on your dog’s food label; 2) try a BARF diet — bones and raw foods diets; and 3) try cooked homemade foods for your dog.
Do you know which human foods are safe for dogs and which ones aren’t? Here are 2 lists: 1) Human foods that are okay to feed your dog; and 2) People foods that you should never let your dog eat.
To liven up your dog’s meals, try adding one of these healthy human foods. Plus, there’s a list of all the human foods you can safely give to dogs, as well as a list of human foods that aren’t safe for dogs.
Do you feed your dog table scraps? Here are the reasons why you shouldn’t.
Here are some of the top celebrities which specifically have products for dogs, including Ellen DeGeneres dog food, Cesar Millan dog food, and Rachel Ray dog food, among others. Most celebrity pet foods are all-natural, organic and healthy for your pets.
Dog treats can be expensive. Plus, the ingredients in them aren’t always best for your dog. Commercial dog treats can have preservatives, food coloring and other things that you may not want your dog to eat. Here’s a collection of homemade dog treat recipes that are healthy AND tasty – dogs love ’em!
Dog owners who are vegetarians themselves (and even some veterinarians) are eager to recommend a vegan diet for dogs. The biggest question I have is, is it really healthy for your dog? Here are the pros and cons of vegetarian diets for dogs, as I see it.
Personally, I can come up with a couple of reasons as to why I wouldn’t feed a dog raw food. Basically, they are the same reasons I wouldn’t feed raw food to a person. Here’s why a lot of dog owners are feeding their dogs the BARF diet — raw food and bones.
All natural dog food is best, however, there are still some advantages and disadvantages — as with anything. Your biggest decision will be should you use store-bought natural dog food or make homemade natural dog food for your pet?
We began with the Peanut Butter Puppy Poppers homemade dog treat recipe. It’s very easy, only 4 ingredients. Then the Bacon Bits for Dogs recipe — I never met a dog that didn’t like bacon. Finally, we tried the Canine Carrot Cookies — my dogs adore carrots. Then made our own homemade dog treats. We call our recipe: Peanut Butter Puppers.
Pooch Smoothies are ice cube sized popsicle treats for your dog — minus the stick. You might also call them Yogurt Cups for Pups… or Puppy Popsicles. The best part: They’re made with all the same ingredients you would use to make a Fruit Smoothie for yourself! Here’s how to make them.
If your dog eats too fast or gulps food quickly, this partitioned dog food bowl by DogPause might be the solution you’re looking for. It’s a fun way to get your food gulper to eat slowly!
Rachel Ray has a fairly decent collection of pet recipes that look fun & easy to make, including: Dog Casserole, Oatmeal, Bananas & Peanut Butter Breakfast, Peanut, Orange & Carrot Salad, Doggie Pasta & Meatballs, Mini Burgers Doggie Sliders, Chicken & Rice, Ham & Cheese Sandwiches, Meat & Potato Hash, Bacon, Cheese & Barley Burgers, Chicken BLT, Olive Oil & Bacon Truffles, Sweet Potatoes, Carrots & Chicken, Peanut Butter & Carob Biscotti, Banana & Berry Pooch Smoothie, Butternut Squash Mac & Cheddar, Pumpkin Barley With Turkey, and Pooch Pate On Toast.
I bought a box of dog treats recently that had some bugs in it. I’ve since learned to check the expiration date on the bottom of dog food and treats, just the same as we do for our own food.
Here’s a collection of my best articles about Kong toys for dogs. Practically every angle having to do with Kong dog treats & toys is covered here. See why we currently own 16 of them!
Just in time for Easter, here are some great dog Easter treats!…
Is your dog new to Kong toys? Or, maybe he’s simply bored with Kongs these days… Here are some ways to switch things up a bit. Fun new ways to make it more fun AND challenging for your dog to get treats out of a Kong toy.
I’ve written about the fact that choosing the right dog food is a very personal decision for a dog owner. And there is no one right answer to the question ‘What is the best dog food?’ Here’s what I feed my dogs, and why.
I purchased a raised dog food feeder for our dogs. Here’s why I did… and why I recommend that you do, too.
You’ve heard the controversy about feeding dogs raw food. Now, get the facts about dogs eating raw food… And, with the help of this book, get some of the best tips and recipes for feeding your dog the ‘BARF’ diet – Biologically Appropriate Raw Foods.
Bil-Jac frozen dog food is a great meal — AND a great treat! for your dog. We typically use the the Bil-Jac frozen dog food as a ‘special treat’ for our dogs. Biljac works especially well as a treat during training.
In case you’re wondering what ingredients to look for in your dog’s food, consider this… Here are the Top 10 nutrients your pet needs.
Puppy ZIGGIES are long-lasting dog chews made by the KONG Company. Here’s why Puppy ZIGGIES are great for young pups and adult dogs, alike. And why dog owner love ’em too!