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Whether you have a dog, cat or both, our experts are here with all the information and tips you need. In the articles below, we cover dog and cat health, nutrition, behaviour, training and more.

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Can Dogs Eat Carrots?

Carrots are an abundant source of nutrition for humans, but what about your dog – can he eat carrots too?

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Why Are Dogs Scared of Thunder?

It may start with your dog seeming on edge for a few hours. They aren't settling in and napping like they usually do, and they might be startling at every sudden noise or movement.

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Why Does My Cat Stare at Me?

While pet owners might find it convenient if cats could talk to them to express wants and needs, most cats only offer audible feedback in the form of meowing, trilling or hissing.

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How Many Treats Should You Give Your Cat

Cat treats are a great way to reward your cat during training and can serve as a way to strengthen the bond between you and your cat.

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  • Bouncy, happy puppies are a real mood booster. To produce healthy pups that thrive, pregnant mama dogs need great nutrition from conception to birth — and afterwards, too. That’s where you come in.

  • Xylitol is a popular substitute for sugar in a variety of products. Although safe for human consumption, xylitol can be bad for dogs.

  • Yes, dogs can eat yogurt. It contains calcium and protein—plus, it’s tasty! Can dogs eat yogurt and benefit from it the way humans do, though? Keep reading to learn how yogurt is good for dogs.

  • If you have a sweet tooth, you may wonder if your dog does too. It’s possible that you’ve noticed your dog seeks out sweet flavours. So, you may be on the lookout for a healthy sweet snack to feed him.

  • Yes. Dogs can have fleshy fruit parts of oranges because they aren’t toxic. But does that mean your dog should eat them? A veterinarian can help you answer that.

  • Because your dog trusts you, he may taste or even eat a lemon if you give it to him. But lemons and their flavour are one your dog would normally avoid. A dog who licks or eats a lemon may have a strong reaction to the taste.

  • Flavours help dogs know what foods to eat and which foods to avoid. Though dogs’ taste buds may steer them away from grapefruit, should you coax them into trying the tart fruit?

  • Fish can be a good addition to a dog's balanced diet. It's rich in amino acids, just like other animal-based proteins.

  • It’s common to wonder what foods you and your dog can both eat when you’re preparing a meal. Green beans are a vegetable you and your dog can enjoy, but they aren't even a bean! Can dogs eat other beans?

  • There are many ways to prepare eggs. Once fully cooked, the protein in eggs can be good for cats. But will your cat eat eggs? That’s another matter.