Green Beans for Dogs!

October 15, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Getting tired of giving apple slices and carrot sticks to your dog? Then it is time to introduce green beans!


Green beans is low in calories, high in fiber and can be a light snack to give between meals or as a reward. It is best served cooked and if using canned green beans, please ensure that it has no added salt.


One thing to be careful though, is that adding too much green beans may cause gas since your dog may not be able to handle the sudden increase in fiber.

And always remember to give your dog plenty of water when adding more fiber to their diet, otherwise they could end up constipated.

How to Choose Dog Food in Vancouver?

July 21, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

When it comes to browsing the dog food aisles, it can be as confusing as strolling through your local grocery stores since there are so many different brands, different food claims and even types of dog food. To truly pick out a suitable option, it is best to do some research ahead of time and be informed about what the food label means.

For more information on choosing the best foods for your dog, always consult your vet or dog nutritionist.

Benefits of Whole Foods

June 8, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

I am thrilled to share an article that promotes adding whole foods to a dog’s diet!

At Dog On Nutrition, we strongly believe in feeding our dogs a wholesome, natural diet because that offers the best nutrition for our pooch. However, we do recognize that for certain people and dogs, a natural whole foods diet may not be possible, and in those cases, we still encourage adding in whole foods in small quantities as treats to add variety to a dog’s diet. It can be as simple as sharing half a banana with your dog in the morning, or tossing him a handful of blueberries into his bowl when you enjoy a bowl of yogurt with berries, or adding in some steamed vegetables to his meal while you prepare yours.

Read through our previous blog posts to find other snack ideas and find out which best human foods to share with your dog.

Exercise and Dog Parks in Vancouver

April 8, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Spring is here!

As the weather gets warmer, it is definitely time to enjoy longer walks with your pups. Exercise is a key component to your dog’s health and plays an important role in preventing destructive behaviour like chewing or rough play, plus it helps with weight management! Try visiting some of Vancouver’s dog parks and meet some new friends.

Nuts for Dogs?

March 13, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

While nuts is a very nutritious food for humans, it may not be the best option for your dog. Walnuts and macadamia nuts are both unsafe. Almonds and cashews are safe but may contain too much fats which can be hard on the digestive system. The best and safest choice would be peanut butter, but only the natural peanut butter which contains 100% peanuts and nothing else (no added sugars, hydrogenated oils or other additives). But keep in mind, only give peanut butter as an occasional small treat as it still is high in calories and fats!

Omega-3 Fats for Dogs

February 3, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Omega-3 fats can be important for joint health, keeping their coat shiny and healthy, and also keeping their immune system strong. Fatty fish, such as salmon or sardines, are the best source of omega-3s. Alternatively, you can always sprinkle in ground flaxseed (start slow and in small amounts, 1-2 teaspoons daily) into your dog’s foods for omega-3 fats from a plant source.

Holiday Dog Treats for Vancouver

December 9, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 


2 1/2 cups of whole wheat or brown rice flour
1/4 cup of wheat germ
2 tablespoons of peanut butter
3/4 cup of canned unsweetened pumpkin puree
2 eggs

Put all the ingredients in a bowl and whisk until everything is incorporated. Add water if the dough seems too dry. Roll out until about a quarter to a half inch thick. Cut with your favourite cookie cutter. Bake at 350 ‘F for about twenty minutes.

Food Allergies in Dogs in Vancouver

November 23, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Just like humans, dogs can also develop food allergies. The most common signs are chronic ear inflammation, chronic diarrhea to chronic gas, licking their feet, or an itchy rear end.

The most common allergens are

Unfortunately, it is common for dogs if they have a food allergy they are allergic to more than one food item.

Healthy Dog Food Seminar in Vancouver

September 8, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Come join us for an evening of fun at Barking Babies in downtown Vancouver on Thursday, September 18 at 7pm!

Our dog nutritionist will be conducting a workshop at Barking Babies on deciphering dog food labels and providing tips on how to choose the best dog foods.

Cost is $20 – register today in person at Barking Babies (1188 Homer Street in Yaletown, Vancouver) or email them before all the spots are gone!

Please see our workshop flyer for more details.

Dairy for Dogs in Vancouver!

August 7, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Most dogs are lactose-intolerant, which means that they have a hard time digesting the lactose in dairy products such as milk, and may result in stomach upset and diarrhea.


However, most yogurt and cheese have very low lactose content and can be an easy, natural, wholesome treat to share with your pooch.


Just be sure to give low-fat yogurt and cheese as a diet high in fat increases the risk of pancreatitis for dogs. Also, it is best to choose plain yogurt because flavoured one tend to have added sugar which is merely empty calories for your dog.

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