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Bananas--Benefits for Your Dog


Let’s face it, we’ve all been guilty of feeding our dogs things they shouldn’t have. But there are actually some “people foods” are on the thumbs up list—and one of those is bananas!

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As always, Dr. Becker delivers excellent information on this subject. Here’s a sneak-peek at her article, Can Dogs Eat Bananas?

STORY AT-A-GLANCE

  • Bananas are one of the many fruits that your dog can enjoy, as they may provide many health benefits

  • Bananas are a great source of dietary fiber, which may help promote your pet’s digestion and alleviate gastrointestinal problems

  • A good rule of thumb is to feed your dog one slice of banana at a time

  • While the inner part of bananas is safe and healthy for dogs, their peels are a different story

Wondering if your cat can safely eat bananas? Dr. Becker says:
”While bananas do not cause any toxic effects on cats, most cats won’t be interested in eating any fruit, as they are carnivores. If your cat expresses an interest in eating bananas, you can offer a small slice to them as a treat.”

Click here for the full article, including 2 simple banana recipes for your dog’s enjoyment!

 
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Easter and your pets

Like with all holidays, while we want our pets to be a part of our celebrations, there are also many cautions that should be heeded to keep our pets safe and happy.

There are three main items to be wary of during Easter time—Easter lilies (for cats), Easter basket grass, and chocolate (for dogs).

The Pet Poison Helpline website has a brief article talking about the effects of these items. Check it out to help make the holiday safer for your beloved pet!

Click here for the full article —-> Easter Pet Poisons

Also, a reminder—both of our locations will be closed on Sunday, April 21st in observance of the Easter holiday. We’ll resume our normal hours on Monday, April 22nd at 9am.

 

HAWS PET OF THE WEEK

To learn more about how to adopt through HAWS, please visit their adoption page.  You may also give them a call at 262.542.8851.

This week, the HAWS Pet of the Week is Mario the Roborovski Hamster. Otherwise known as a Robo Dwarf Hamster, he fits in the palm of your hand, but he prefers to roam and explore. This little guy loves his wheel and will run on it all night long. He will gladly reuse the cardboard tubes from your paper products and likes to play with and chew toys. Mario is a solo act and can be comfortably kept in an aquarium or cage. His speedy antics will entertain you. Do you have space in your heart and home for Mighty Little Mario? Visit him at HAWS to see!

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Have a paw-some week!
Your Friends at End of the Leash

Please remember that us folks at End of the Leash are not veterinarians and no information on our website is intended to replace the indispensable and professional advice of your veterinarian.

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