Diet isn’t the only ‘minefield’ to navigate to keep your dog healthy. In summer there are added dangers which can affect your dog or cat.
Kate Nicholas is a professional dog trainer, author, television star and head trainer at Fort k9 Dog Training.
In very hot weather, dogs can suffer fatal heatstroke (hyperthermia) in minutes. Dogs don’t sweat through their skin so they rely on panting and releasing heat through their paw pads and nose to regulate their body temperature and keep cool.
Dangerous Ingredients in Popular Dog Treats
When buying branded dog treats you would expect the quality of ingredients to be of an acceptable level. Unfortunately in many mass-produced well known treats this is simply not the case.
Coeliac Disease in Dogs is due to an intolerance to gluten. Gluten is a protein found in foods such as wheat, corn and rye. When a dog with celiac disease eats food that contain gluten there will be an immune response in the intestinal tract. If this is ignored the dog can suffer from digestive tract issues and malnourishment.