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Here’s what you need to know about your pet’s first vet visit

A pet’s first vet visit is the beginning of their health journey. Here's how to prepare for the wellness checkup so your pet feels comfortable.

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Can dogs eat bananas?

Bananas contain nutrients that boost energy, promote a healthy gut and support bone, muscle and nerve health. Just make sure to avoid the peel.

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Can dogs eat apples?

Apples are high in fiber and vitamins and low in calories and fat, but avoid sharing the stem, seeds and core.

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Can dogs eat blueberries?

Blueberries are a healthy dog treat alternative, especially for training because they’re bite-sized and low in calories.

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Can dogs eat celery?

Celery is packed with nutrients that promote blood health and boost energy, but remember to serve in bite size pieces.

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Can dogs eat grapes?

All grapes (raisins, Zante currants and sultanas included) are toxic to dogs and can cause kidney failure. If your dog eats a grape, call your vet as soon as possible.

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Can dogs eat mango?

Yes, but the pit, skin and seeds are choking hazards and contain cyanide, so keep them away from your pup.

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Can dogs eat eggs?

Yes, as long as they’re cooked and unseasoned, eggs are a safe and protein-packed snack for dogs.

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Can dogs eat cheese?

If your dog isn’t lactose intolerant, cheese is generally a safe snack. Serve in moderation, as it is high in fat, which can cause weight gain and pancreatitis.

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Can dogs eat strawberries?

Strawberries are low in calories and packed with nutrients that support gut, bone and muscle health. They are best served in moderation without the leaves and stem.

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Can dogs eat oranges?

Yes (they’re loaded with nutrients). Serve this fruit in moderation because of its high sugar and citrus content.

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Can dogs eat tomatoes?

Keep tomatoes (especially unripe tomatoes, stems and seeds) away from your dog. The stems and seeds contain solanine, which is toxic for pups and can cause vomiting, diarrhea, lethargy and weakness.

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Can dogs eat bread?

Bread is generally safe for your dog to eat in moderation unless they have a wheat allergy.

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Can dogs eat avocados?

Avocado meat is generally safe to eat, but isn't the best treat for your pup. This fruit is high in fat and the skin, pits and stems contain a toxin called persin.

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Can dogs eat watermelon?

Watermelon is packed with nutrients that support dogs’ immune and nervous systems. Just remember to remove the rinds and seeds before serving.

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Can dogs eat carrots?

Carrots are full of nutrients that help with vision, dental, and skin health. Just keep an eye on your pup as they chow down as carrots can be a choking hazard.

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Can dogs eat shrimp?

This bite is best served grilled or steamed without any seasonings, butter or oil.

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Can dogs eat turkey?

Yes (as long as it’s completely plain). It's a great source of energy and good for muscle growth, too.

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Can dogs eat popcorn?

Yes (occasionally), as long as it’s unseasoned, butter-free and fully popped).

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Can dogs eat pineapple?

Pineapples are packed with vitamin C, vitamin B-6 and potassium. Share this fruit in moderation and always remove the skin and rind first.

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Can dogs eat cucumbers?

Cucumbers are low in carbs, fat and calories. Plus, they're high in nutrients that boost energy and support bone, muscle, blood and nerve health.

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Can dogs eat broccoli?

Broccoli (which contains fiber and vitamin C) is safe raw or cooked in small amounts with no additional seasoning.

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Heartworm symptoms in dogs

Heartworms are one of the most common types of parasites contracted by dogs and cats alike — the heartworm larvae are transmitted through mosquito bites.

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What is folliculitis in dogs?

If you’ve noticed changes in your pup’s skin, like dryness, redness or hair loss, they may be struggling with folliculitis.

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