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Avoid Table Scraps in Your Dog's Diet

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We have all done it.  Our cute, little furry friend is practically smiling at us from beneath the kitchen table.  The ears are perked and the tail is wagging.  We know what our dog is after.  Just a tiny tidbit from dinner would be delightful, right?  What could it hurt?  It is just a bite or two after all. 

Hold Fido's ears he won't want to hear this.  A dog's diet really should not contain table scraps.  People food is just that...for people.  A dog's nutritional needs are not the same as a human's.  Sure, we eat some of the same things, but feeding your pet from the table is one of the biggest mistakes for  your pet.  A dog's diet doesn't require all the added goodies we put into our meals.







People have problems with obesity.  A dog can have this problem, as well.  If your dog's diet consists mostly of scraps from the dinner table, chances are high that your dog will have trouble maintaining a healthy weight.  Even a few pounds over weight can really m…

A Dog's Diet Influences Oral Health

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Your dog is your very best friend.  Every single time you walk through the door your dog is so happy to see you that he wags his tail and practically smiles at you.  How can you show your pet how much they mean to you?  Well, one way is to take care of that smile for your pet.  Did you know that your dog's diet can influence their oral health?

Humans need to brush and floss their teeth regularly to keep their teeth, tongue, and gums in good condition.  Research has recently shown a link between good oral health in humans and a lower risk of heart disease.  If good oral health can have such a profound affect on people, then it only makes sense to consider the impact it can have on man's best friend.




It is important to brush your dog's teeth frequently to keep plaque and tartar from becoming an issue.  Even wiping his gums with a clean, damp cloth can be beneficial. 

Your dog's diet also plays a role in your pet's oral health.  Do you typically feed your dog canned or …