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Dog Food Without Corn: Nine Foods Your Dog Should Never Eat

by Lorna Ladd
Dog Food Without Corn: Nine Foods Your Dog Should Never Eat

Foods Your Dog Should Never Eat

Dogs may be man’s best friend, but that doesn’t mean they should eat the same foods we do. Some foods that are edible for humans may be harmful (and even fatal) for dogs.

Milk and Other Dairy Products

Yes, even dogs can be lactose intolerant. If your dog vomits or has diarrhea after consuming dairy products, it’s best for him to switch to other types of meals, such as dog food without corn.

Avocado

Nearly every part of the avocado plant contains a toxin called persin, which is known to cause gastrointestinal problems, respiratory distress, and fluid accumulation around the heart. Although the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) says that avocado ingredients in pet foods are generally not hazardous, it’s better to err on the side of caution when it comes to meals for your beloved dog.

Chocolate

Does your dog wag his tail every time he sees you open a Hershey’s bar? Tempting as it is to share with him the heavenly taste of chocolate, keep in mind that this food has caffeine and theobromine. Together, these substances can cause toxicosis (which, in turn, can lead to death) in dogs.

Fruit Seeds and Pits

When you throw away apple seeds, persimmon seeds, plum pits, peach pits, and cherry pits, make sure you don’t let your dog get anywhere near them. Otherwise, your pup will suffer from a host of gastrointestinal problems, such as obstruction, enteritis, and diarrhea. You can use dog food without corn to distract your dog from the garbage bin where you dumped these seeds and pits.

Mushrooms

Commercially sold mushrooms appear to have no negative effects on canines. However, the ones that grow in the wild can poison your pooch, so it’s a good idea to regularly clear your yard of these. In case your dog displays signs of mushroom poisoning (e.g. vomiting, diarrhea, nervous system abnormalities, fever), bring him to the veterinarian along with a sample of the offending mushroom.

Onions and Garlic

All members of the onion family—scallions, garlic, shallots, leeks, and (of course) onions—are off-limits to your dog. According to the ASPCA, these foods have compounds that destroy a dog’s red blood cells. In severe cases of toxicosis caused by onions, your veterinarian may recommend blood transfusions

Tree Nuts

Tree nuts include Brazil nuts, pecans, pistachios, and walnuts. Although they only contain low levels of the poison Aflatoxin, your dog’s hypersensitivity to this toxin can be problematic in case of ingestion. Peanut butter treats are fine, but raw peanuts aren’t.

Xylitol

Ever wondered what makes those low-calorie snacks sweet, despite the lack of sugar? It’s xylitol. This sweetener is safe for humans, but it can make your dog’s blood sugar levels drop. Bring your dog to the veterinarian as soon as he swallows products with xylitol.

Corn

There are four reasons you should choose dog food without corn. First, corn raises your dog’s sugar levels. Second, it’s one of the identified food allergens that affect dogs. Third, it’s not easily digestible in its whole grain form. Fourth, it has little, if any, nutritional value to your dog.

For the best dog food without corn, choose any one of our DOGSFOOD flavors . Not only are you choosing a healthy and nutritious food for your dog, but you’re also contributing to the well-being of dogs under the care of dog rescue organizations!

Top Dog Food Blogs to Give Your Pet a Healthy and Happy Life

by Lorna Ladd
Top Dog Food Blogs to Give Your Pet a Healthy and Happy Life

 

Top Dog Food Blogs

Just as new parents speed-read through “What to Expect When You’re Expecting” as they prepare to welcome their bundle of joy, dog owners would do well to hunker down and get to work reading the internet’s best dog food blogs. There’s nothing we wouldn’t do for our dogs, and this includes uncovering the loads of tips available for keeping them healthy and happy. Unsurprisingly, what your dog consumes has the potential to dramatically affect their quality of life. Help them live the best life they can by arming yourself with the knowledge you need to make smart choices for your beloved canine companion.

Whether it’s up-to-date information on the latest canine products to hilarious anecdotes about the adventures in the day of other dogs, take a peek at the internet’s top dog food blogs to educate yourself and grasp much-needed insight about the best products and recipes for your dog.

The Dogington Post

http://dogingtonpost.com/food-diet/

You’ll have a hard time finding a better resource for dog owners than the trusty folks at The Dogington Post. Nominated for Best Dog Blog and Best Designed Blog at the 2013 Petties (What are The Petties, you ask? They’re the Oscars of pet blogging, in a nutshell). The Dogington Post specializes in informative articles and heartwarming dog stories certain to tug at your heart strings. Whether it’s the latest doggie massage techniques, the most recent celebrity dog sightings, or an informative review on their dog food blog that sparks your interest, The Dogington Post is your go-to outlet for all things dog and more.

Dog Food Advisor

http://www.dogfoodadvisor.com/choosing-dog-food/canned-or-dry-dog-food/

Dog Food Advisor does just that—advise. Having a go-to resource for the latest dog food information is an incredibly valuable tool in ensuring a long, healthy life for your pet. With hundreds of pet food reviews representing several thousand products, this site welcomes reader reviews as well. This blog’s main mission is to ensure no pet ever suffers due to inadequate information about food. With information regarding the latest recalls to dissecting recent studies on the nutrition of dogs, Dog Food Advisor’s commitment to the proper nutrition serves as a wonderful guide toward optimal health for your loved one.

Dog Star Daily

http://www.dogstardaily.com/blogs

An awesome resource for training and grooming information, Dog Star Daily is an online magazine for dog owners, providing free reviews, articles, and blog posts revolving around our furry friends. Featuring a comprehensive digital dog training book available for free download, Dog Star Daily’s mission to spread the importance of dog care is accomplished through this highly interactive website containing podcasts, videos, and a store with instructional and educational videos for download.

Choose DOG for DOG

These dog food blogs are doing their part to contribute to the well-being of today’s beloved canines. You can help, too. When you order DOG for DOG products, we donate the same amount to a dog in need. Check out DOG for DOG’s online store or use our store locator to find an outlet near you.

 

DOG for DOG Announces National Sponsorship of Best Friend’s Pet Super Adoptions!

by Lorna Ladd
DOG for DOG Announces National Sponsorship of Best Friend’s Pet Super Adoptions!

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DOG for DOG is proud to announce National Sponsorship of the Best Friend’s Animal Society’s Pet Super Adoptions!

Best Friend’s Animal Society is a national rescue organization with a mission to SAVE THEM ALL! Best Friend’s has made a name for themselves as an organization that is dedicated to saving the lives of and finding homes for all homeless pets, and initiating cities to become No Kill. In 2012, Best Friend’s initiated the campaign No Kill Los Angeles or NKLA in an effort to make Los Angeles a No Kill city. NKLA provides spay/neuter services where they are needed most so fewer animals go into shelters, and increase adoptions through the combined efforts of the NKLA coalition so more animals come out of the shelters and go into new homes.

DOG for DOG is pleased to support the Best Friend’s community by becoming a National Sponsor for their Pet Super Adoptions. The Super Adoptions are events held in three cities: Salt Lake City, Los Angeles and White Plains (NY), and are 2-3 day adoption events open to the public. The purpose of these events is to gather rescue groups and shelters together in the same place with their adoptable animals and make as many adoptions as possible. Super Adoptions have a positive effect on the community by adding so many new and loving members to welcoming families. DOG for DOG will be passing out DOGSBARs to all of the attendees and rescues at these events, along with making large donations of food and treats to the Best Friend’s Animal Sanctuary in Utah and NKLA Coalition members!

Helping dogs in need is our passion and Best Friend’s is doing a tremendous job of just that. We are proud to support their work and look forward to the day when euthanization is a thing of the past!

2013 Pet Super Adoptions

Salt Lake City
Utah State Fairpark, 155 N 10th W, Salt Lake City, Utah 84116

October 18: 12 p.m. – 7 p.m.
October 19: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
October 20: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Los Angeles – NKLA Weekend Adoption Event
La Brea Tar Pits, 5801 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, California 90036

November 9: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
November 10: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

New York
Westchester County Center, 198 Central Ave, White Plains, New York 10606

November 16: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
November 17: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

 

Look who’s talking about Dog for Dog

by Lorna Ladd
Look who’s talking about Dog for Dog

Snoop Lion Teams up with Chelsea Handler to save dogs everywhere.

http://youtu.be/8gxSs09bVyM

Snoop Dogg talks about DOG for DOG on Conan!

Michael Buble discusses DOG for DOG on the Tom O’Grady Show

Snoop Dogg Appears on the Queen Latifah Show and talks about DOG for DOG’s Mission

 

And check out Team DOG for DOG to see your favorite athletes helping dogs in need!