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8 Surprisingly Poisonous Foods For Dogs

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Onions and garlic are incredibly toxic

Taking care of your pet means not only feeding them a healthy, nutritious diet but also understanding which foods are poisonous and potentially dangerous for your furry companion. Dogs in particular can be severely affected when given certain foods, all of which may not be obviously poisonous. Here are 8 foods to avoid giving your pet pooch. Continue reading

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The Right Animal Feed Matters

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TO GO WITH AFP STORY BY ISABELLE TOUSSAINT A picture taken on March 31, 2010 shows Bounty (L) and Charlotte (R) sharing pet food in an apartment in Paris. The junk food and poor eating habits affecting humans is also killing their four-legged pals, say veterinary surgeons and experts,   Allergies and obesity are reducing the life expectancy of Lassies and Mittens nourished worldwide on industrial foodstuffs, said Gerard Lippert, a Belgian acupuncturist for animals who has just completed a study on the diets of 600 dead dogs. AFP PHOTO/FRANCOIS GUILLOT (Photo credit should read FRANCOIS GUILLOT/AFP/Getty Images)

As anyone with a family will testify, as children get bigger they become more interested in the idea of keeping pets. They love the idea of a little furry companion like a dog, cat, hamster or rabbit. A pet can add so much to any household. They’re fun, mischievous, loyal and loving. There’s never a dull moment with one around. Plus they help to teach children about caring for an animal and being responsible. These are valuable life lessons.

Some animals are more labour intensive than others. Smaller children will be better off with something like a hamster or a rabbit. As they get older and have a better understanding of what’s involved, they might be ready for a cat or a dog. They’ll enjoy looking after them, feeding them and exercising them. They really do add so much to any household.

Responsible parents do their research first. They don’t just buy a pet on a whim and make sure that children are ready to be involved in their care and welfare. One of the most important aspects of being an owner is getting their diet just right. Each creature is different, so when it comes to animal feed there’s no one size fits all approach.

New owners might be unsure where to start. With no previous experience to draw upon it pays to take a trip to a dedicated pet store to get some advice. Here customers can find not just a great range of food, but friendly and knowledgeable staff who are only too happy to help.