Saturday, August 31, 2019

Human Food for Dogs

If you’re a dog owner, you want nothing more than to show your dogs how much you love them and help them to feel like a part of your family.

We all know the old saying: “The way to your dog’s heart is through her stomach.”

Some people like purchasing the best high-quality dog foods to give their canine the right balance of nutrients they need. Besides, some pet lovers like making their own dog food. And supplementing your dog’s chow with some human foods it a good idea.

However, though we love making our pups happy by showering them with treats, you should remember that feeding your pooch anything not marketed with a dog on the box can be very tricky. Some foods are healthy for humans but can be toxic and potentially deadly for dogs.

Even when you ask Google “what human foods dog can eat” you’re likely to get back some confusing and conflicting answers. Don't panic!

In this situation, the best thing you can do for yourself is uncomplicated things. Even with food is deemed “safe” for dogs to eat, a rule of thumb is to feed it to your dog in moderation. All foods should be introduced into your dog’s diet gradually, so you can monitor him for adverse effects like allergic reactions.

Furthermore, always keep in mind that all dogs are different. One dog may tolerate a food just fine, while another experiences adverse effects. Most healthy dogs are perfectly able to digest raw meat without issue. But if your dog has a sensitive stomach, even commonly fed people food might not be an option for them.

Before sharing your snacks with your furry friend, read on the following infographic from CyberPet to learn which human foods are safe and which can send your dog straight to the vet.


Attribution to CyberPet.com with this graphic.



About the Author:
Leo Wilson graduated from a university major in animal health and behavior. He had over a decade of experiences working in the pet industry and has contributed many dogs and pet-related articles to several websites before he decided to start sharing his knowledge on his own blog. And when he is not busy working, he and his wonderful wife love spending time at home with their 3 dogs and 2 cats.

Friday, August 30, 2019

Friday's Friend! Puppy Adoption, Lab Rescue of L.R.C.P., Inc.


Labrador Retriever Puppies Adoption
Photo: Lab Rescue
Creative: Lab Rescue of L.R.C.P., Inc.

WOOF! WOOF! Woof? Puppies? Did someone mention PUPPIES? WOOF! BARKS! Oh my dogness, "Lab Lady" from Lab Rescue of L.R.C.P., Inc. came by this week with not only an arm full of puppies but surrounded by puppies...... and even more puppies..... so cute and adorable and pawsome.... a few are almost as cute as me when I was just a young pup!

WOOF! "Lab Lady" shares with me that Lab Rescue is overwhelmed with puppies looking for their "Forever Homes" and humans to love! Barks! To learn about available puppies for adoption and the adoption procedures, pawlease visit Lab Rescue Puppies!

Barkingly, if you would like to support these pawsome puppies and assist Lab Rescue with these puppies expenses, pawlease donate HERE! Any remaining funds after these guys and gals get adopted will benefit other Labrador Retrievers! WOOF! BARKS!

Labrador Retriever Puppies Adoption
Photo: Lab Rescue
Creative: Lab Rescue of L.R.C.P., Inc.

Labrador Retriever Puppies Adoption
Photo: Lab Rescue
Creative: Lab Rescue of L.R.C.P., Inc.
Labrador Retriever Puppies Adoption

Labrador Retriever Puppies Adoption

Friday's Friend! Dog Adoption, Operation Paws for Homes

Dog Adoption
Photo: Operation Paws for Homes
Creative: Allen Pearson

WOOF! Meet my pawsome new friend Emse from Operation Paws for Homes! From the looks of some of her photos, she must have recently spent some time at a beach, like I did last week. Wonder if she saw any really pawsome sea turtles nests?! BARK!

Dog Adoption
Emse is such a sweet, loving, and smart girl. She is around 5-years-old and a low-energy, medium size. 

Emse walks well on a leash and loves going for walks two to three times a day! She enjoys going for rides and going with you wherever you go! She has done well on trips to the Veterinarian, parks, a senior housing facility and pet stores.

Barks, Emse is looking for a calm and quiet home!

Paws, if you would like to learn more about dog adoption, pawlease visit the Operation Paws for Homes Adoption Guide.

To meet or apply to adopt Emse, pawlease complete the Operation Paws for Homes Dog Adoption Application.

Unable to adopt? WOOF!, how about supporting Emse financially? Donations will assist with her care. Any extra funds will be used to assist other dogs at Operation Paws for Homes. Interested, pawlease donate HERE!

Dog Adoption
Photo: Operation Paws for Homes
Creative: Allen Pearson

Dog Adoption
Photo: Operation Paws for Homes
Creative: Allen Pearson
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Friday's Friend! Dog Adoption, Operation Paws for Homes

Dog Adoption
Photo: Operation Paws for Homes
Creative: Allen Pearson

WOOF! WOOF! Meet my friend Fairy Godmother from Operation Paws for Homes! She is around 8-years-old and a Chihuahua mix.

Fairy Godmother is a sassy, funny little girl who will keep you laughing all day.

Barkingly, sometimes she takes a little bit to decide whether she likes new humans or not. Once she does, she's quite the cuddle bug. Paws, she is quite the cutey too- check her out in this video!

Dog AdoptionPaws, Fairy Godmother has been diagnosed with a mammary carcinoma which means she might have less time to find her forever home than some other dogs. As a senior pup her body tells us the story of her survival and persistence, Fairy Godmother hasn't given up and neither will Operation Paws for Homes!

If you would like to learn more about dog adoption, pawlease visit the Operation Paws for Homes Dog Adoption Guide.

To meet or apply to adopt this darling dog, pawlease complete the Operation Paws for Homes Dog Adoption Application.

Barks! Do you love dogs, but, for whatever reason, are not able to adopt? Please consider supporting Fairy Godmother financially. Donations will assist with her care. Any extra funds will be used to assist other dogs at Operation Paws for Homes. Interested, pawlease donate HERE!
Dog Adoption
Photo: Operation Paws for Homes
Creative: Allen Pearson
Dog Adoption

Friday's Friend! Cat Adoption, Homeless Animals Rescue Team (HART)

Cat Adoption
Photo: Homeless Animals Rescue Team (HART)
Creative: Allen Pearson

Meow! Happy Friday! I hope you got some pawsome plans this weekend! What better way to spend a weekend than with your cat! Don't have a cat? Please meet my friend Alvin from Homeless Animals Rescue Team (HART) who will happily keep you company!

Cat AdoptionAlvin is around 4-years-old. He is not declawed and is friendly with mellow dogs, cats and mini-humans! He is the sweeetest guy- down to the last whisker! He just wants a quiet home with humans who love cats!

Paws, handsome Alvin came to Homeless Animals Rescue Team (HART) after his human lost her home. He took the transition pretty hard but is starting to relax and be his normal pawsomely pawnderful self again! MEOWS!

If you have questions about Alvin, pawlease contact Kim.

To learn more about cat adoption, pawlease visit the Homeless Animals Rescue Team (HART) Cat Adoption Guide.

Meows, paws, to meet or apply to adopt Alvin, pawlease complete the Homeless Animals Rescue Team Cat Adoption Application.

Cat Adoption



Friday's Friend! Dog Adoption, Mid-Atlantic Great Dane Rescue League

Great Dane Adoption
Photo: Mid-Atlantic Great Dane Rescue League
Creative: Allen Pearson

WOOF! Barks, I have missed seeing my lovely human friend the "Great Dane Dame!" Paws, but then again, when I don't get to see her, it means most of the Great Danes in her care are adopted or almost adopted! WOOF! This week, she brings by a pawsome fella named Duke who's looking for his "Forever Home" and humans to love! Barks.

Barks, Duke is a young Great Dane who is around 1-year-old and FULL of puppy energy! He loves to play with his buddies so he will need to go to a home with another playful dog. He can jump a 4-foot fence so a 6-foot will be required for his adoptive family!
Great Dane Adoption

Paws, Duke loves everyone he meets! 

Barkingly, since Duke is still learning proper manners, he will have a training addendum as part of his adoption contract to ensure he continues to be-all-he-can-be! WOOF! 

Duke is recommended for mini-humans ages 8 and older. He gets another with other dogs and cats! 

Adopting a Great Dane is a pawsome experience. Paws, the process to do so is a bit different than adopting smaller dogs. If you would like to learn more about adopting a Great Dane, pawlease visit the Mid-Atlantic Great Dane Rescue League Adoption Procedures

WOOF! Do you love Great Danes, but, for whatever reason, are not able to adopt? Please consider supporting Duke financially. Donations will assist with his care. Any extra funds will be used to assist other Great Danes at Mid-Atlantic Great Dane Rescue League. Interested, pawlease donate HERE!

WOOF! WOOF! Duke could use a foster parent and foster home until he finds his "Forever Home!" To learn more fostering a Great Dane, pawlease visit Mid-Atlantic Great Dane Rescue League - Fostering a Great Dane!

Great Dane Adoption
Photo: Mid-Atlantic Great Dane Rescue League
Creative: Allen Pearson


Friday's Friend! Dog Adoption, Advocates for Abandoned and Abused Pets (A3P)

Dog Adoption
Photo: Advocates for Abandoned and Abused Pets (A3P)
Creative: Allen Pearson

WOOF! WOOF! My dear friend sweet Delilah from Advocates for Abused and Abandoned Pets. She is around 2-years-old and a Labrador mix! Barks!

Dog Adoption
Delilah is a smart and quick learner. She knows her basic commands of "sit," "shake," "down," "off," "stay," and "pray" - yes, even pray! WOOF! A good dog is what I say! WOOF! WOOF!

Paws, Delilah is currently working on her "Canine Good Citizen" title. She is working on pawfecting her leash skills! She loves being outside and would make a great hiking buddy!

Delilah is extremely loving too.

She is good with other dogs and likes humans she met. Barkingly, as always, human introductions are impawtant! She is looking for a "Forever Home" without cats or other companion animals.

Delilah will make a great pet...she's happy, gorgeous, playful!

If you would like to learn more about dog adoption, meet or apply to adopt Delilah or sponser her, pawlease visit Advocates for Abused and Abandoned Pets (A3P), call (571) 408-0381,  or email a3p.petlovers@gmail.com. WOOF!

Dog Adoption
Photo: Advocates for Abandoned and Abused Pets (A3P)
Creative: Allen Pearson

Photo: Advocates for Abandoned and Abused Pets (A3P)
Creative: Allen Pearson


Dog Adoption

Thursday, August 29, 2019

Friday's Friend! Cat Adoption, PetConnect Rescue

Cat Adoption
Photo: PetConnect Rescue
Creative: Allen Pearson
MEOW! MEOW! MEOW! Purrs, I sure have missed writing about my cat friends needing "Forever Homes" and humans to love! My humans went traveling, again, and I got to enjoy some pawsome peace and quiet! AND! AND! My human friend Miss Glenda came by every day to see me! To chat with me! And, we had a pawty with delicious cat treats! I didn't miss my humans at all- but I did miss writing! Meow!

Cat Adoption
Paws, and I missed catching up with my friend "Cat Lady" from PetConnect Rescue! This week, she brought by a beautiful young lady named Sneakers to meet you!

Sneakers was saved by PetConnect Rescue from a rural shelter with her 4 babies who were only a few days old.

Sneakers is a petite girl who does well with mini-humans, dogs, and other kitties in her foster home!

All of Sneakers vetting is complete and she is looking for humans to love and her "Forever Home!"

To learn more about adopting a cat from PetConnect Rescue, pawlease visit their Cat Adoption Guide!

If you would like to meet Sneakers or apply to adopt, pawlease complete the PetConnect Rescue Cat Adoption Application!

Meows! Do you love cats, but, for whatever reason, are not able to adopt? Please consider supporting Sneakers financially. Donations will assist with her care. Any extra funds will be used to assist other cats at PetConnect Rescue. Interested, pawlease donate HERE!

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Friday's Friend! Cat Adoption, The Humane Society of Loudoun County


Cat Adoption
Photo: The Humane Society of Loudoun County
Creative: Allen Pearson

MEOW! MEOW! MEOW! MEOW! Take a look at that handsome face! With that face, how could pawssibly resist not adopting him? Or at least maybe sponsoring him? MEOW! He's almost, note almost, as cute as me!

Meet my new friend from The Humane Society of Loudoun County! His name is Mr. Meow Meow!
He was rescued from a barn where he had been kicked by a horse! HISS! Sadly, one of his back legs had to be amputated but that doesn't stop him from begging for attention and tons of lovin'! Meows!
Cat Adoption

Mr. Meow Meow's foster parents love him and say he's a great cat that loves to chill and lives up to his name! Meow, my human say I should be named "Chatterbox" but "Mr. Meow Meow" would be better suited!

Mr. Meow Meow is around 4-years-old. He needs to be your-one-and-only-cat-that-is! He is not good around small mini-humans!

To learn more about cat adoption, pawlease visit The Humane Society of Loudoun County Adoption Procedures!

Meow! To meet or apply to adopt Mr. Meow Meow, pawlease complete The Humane Society of Loudoun County's Cat Adoption Application!

Purs! Do you love cats, but, for whatever reason, are not able to adopt? Please consider supporting Mr. Meow Meow financially. Donations will assist with his care. Any extra funds will be used to assist other cats at The Humane Society of Loudoun County. Interested, pawlease donate HERE!

Cat Adoption
Photo: The Humane Society of Loudoun County
Creative: Allen Pearson
Cat Adoption

Saturday, August 17, 2019

On The Prowl Cartoons by Ruppert Fawcett

Cartoon
(C) Ruppert Fawcett, On The Prowl Used by Permission

I meow and paw my thanks to On The Prowl Cartoons for sharing their pawsome artistic talents with us.

Sunday, August 11, 2019

Prayer Pups by Jeff Smith

Prayer Pups
© 2019, Prayer Pups, by Jeff Smith, Used by Written Permission


"For to me to live is Christ, 
and to die is gain."

- Philippians 1:21


WOOF! Bark! I paw and bark my thanks to Prayer Pups and Jeff Smith for sharing their pawsome artistic talents with us.

All content and characters © 2018 Jeffrey Smith. All rights reserved. Used by Permission, Prayer Pups by Jeffrey Smith

Friday, August 9, 2019

Friday's Friend! Cat Adoption, PetConnect Rescue



Cat Adoption
Photo: PetConnect Rescue
Creative: Allen Pearson

MEOW! Now that you have read Noah's posts about dogs needing adoption, you need to read mine about cats! After all, cats make pawsomely incredible pets- better than dogs- MEOW! MEOW! My friend "Cat Lady" from PetConnect Rescue brought by a beautiful pair of bonded buddies named Maple and Waffle to meet you! They are looking for their "Forever Home! together"

Maple and Waffle are two sweet, and curious 6-month-old pawrrific pawsomely grand sisters! They will keep you entertained for hours! They have a moderately active energy level and love to play!

Maple and Waffle are sweet and curious!

Maple and Waffle are good with dogs, other cats, and mini-humans!

Looking for a pawsome pair of beautiful tortoiseshell kittens who will provide hours of entertainment and laughs? These two are it! 

Cats adopted through PetConnect Rescue must be indoor only, and may not be declawed (unless already declawed at the time of rescue).

To learn more about cat adoption through PetConnect Rescue, pawlease visit PetConnect Rescue's Adoption Guide!

Interested in meeting or applying to adopt Maple and Waffle? {awelease complete the PetConnect Rescue Cat Adoption Application.

MEOWS! Unable to adopt? Pawlease consider supporting Maple and Waffle financially. Donations will assist with their care. Any extra funds will be used to assist other cats at PetConnect Rescue. Interested, pawlease donate HERE!

Cat Adoption
Photo: PetConnect Rescue
Creative: Allen Pearson



Cat Adoption

Cat Adoption





Friday's Friend! Dog Adoption, Operation Paws for Homes


Dog Adoption
Photo: Operation Paws for Homes
Creative: Allen Pearson

WOOF! WOOF! Meet my pawsome new friend Voltorb, or you can call him Max, from Operation Paws for Homes! Barks! A 3-year-old Shiba Inu mix.

He always has a pawsome smile on his face and his ears, one goes up and the other goes down- quite interesting! WOOF!

Voltorb is house- and crate-trained - though he would love to sleep with you! He walks well on a leash and likes to explore! He enjoys going for car rides, loves being with his humans and enjoys cuddling and getting tummy rubs!

Dog Adoption
Photo: Operation Paws for Homes
Creative: Allen Pearson
Voltorb loves being with his humans! He does well with mini-humans. He gets along with most dogs but would love to be your-one-and-only-dog-that-is! He can live with dog-savvy cats!

WOOF! Voltorb recently had surgery Medial Patellar Luxation (MPL). The Veterinarian said I can resume normal activity after his recheck! He will be able to handle long walks and even power walks!

Voltorb is searching for someone to love and that will love him too!

Paws, to learn more about dog adoption, pawlease visit Operation Paws for Homes Dog Adoption Guide!

Barkingly, if you would like to meet Voltorb or apply to adopt him, pawlease complete the Operation Paws for Homes Dog Adoption Application.

WOOF! Do you love dogs, but, for whatever reason, are not able to adopt? Please consider supporting Voltorb financially. Donations will assist with his care. Any extra funds will be used to assist other dogs at Operation Paws for Homes. Interested, pawlease donate HERE!
Dog Adoption
Photo: Operation Paws for Homes
Creative: Allen Pearson
Dog Adoption

Dog Adoption

Friday's Friend! Dog Adoption, Lab Rescue of L.R.C.P., Inc.

Black Labrador Retriever Adoption
Photo: Lab Rescue of L.R.C.P., Inc.
Creative: Allen Pearson

WOOF! WOOF! Bark, meet my pawsome friends from Lab Rescue of L.R.C.P., Inc., Smokey Joe and Princess Anne!

Smokey Joe and Princess Anne are a barkingly amazing duo of gently-aged love! These two 13-year-olds enjoy chasing balls in the yard and going for short walks!

Princess is the affectionate one and will snuggle up in your lap! Barks, Smokey loves to give kisses and "Lab Leans!" 
Black Labrador Retriever Adoption
Photo: Lab Rescue of L.R.C.P., Inc.
Creative: Allen Pearson

The pawsome pair know basic commands, paws "sit" and "stay" and pawssibly more! They have good house manners and are a pawleasure to have around. 

Paws, this pawsome pair of Black Labrador Retrievers are looking for a "Forever Home" with limited stops and humans who are home to enjoy their company! 

Smokey Joe and Princess Anne are great with other dogs and enjoy mini-humans! 

WOOF! If you would like to learn more about adopting a Labrador Retriever, pawlease visit Lab Rescue Adoption Guide

Barks, to meet or apply to adopt Smokey Joe and Princess Anne, pawlease complete the Lab Rescue Dog Adoption Application

Do you love Labrador Retrievers but are not able to adopt? How about considering sponsoring Smokey Joe and Princess Anne? Sponsoring Smokey Joe and Princess Anne provides financial resources for his food, care, and Veterinary needs. Interested? Pawlease visit Sponsor!


Black Labrador Retriever Adoption
Photo: Lab Rescue of L.R.C.P., Inc.
Creative: Allen Pearson

Black Labrador Retriever Adoption

Black Labrador Retriever Adoption