Elmo's Kitchen

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No other disease strikes as much fear deep within our hearts as cancer. We panic and start searching the Internet for something that can save our dog. There is a lot of information out there, some websites even offering miracle supplements and cures for cancer. Please remember that promises that seem too good to be true very often are.
Against my better judgement, I sometimes sneak my dogs a treat that doesn't quiet fit into the diet of healthy canine nutrition. Rest assured, I will pay the price later when it smells like something died in my house.
The hustle and bustle of Christmas is here. It is one of my favourite holidays, particularly because it means there is plenty of food to eat!
I don't promote any method of feeding. My job is to provide nutritional information for dog owners. However, I do prefer home-prepared diets, raw or cooked. I believe there are many advantages to preparing your dog's food yourself but I must stress the importance of balanced nutrition or it could cause your dog serious trouble.
Dogs have a need for much more taurine than humans. Taurine is important for healthy heart function. The diet must also provide a correct balance of calcium to phosphorus. The two work together to maintain the growth and structure of the skeletal system and help to avoid deficiencies.
It is important to remember that although dogs are part of the family they have completely different digestive systems to humans and some foods we class as healthy can be toxic... There are some foods that dog owners should avoid at all costs including chocolate, sweets, grapes and onions.