11 Thanksgiving Foods That Are Hazardous To Your Dog

Posted by on Nov 26, 2014 in Health | 0 comments

It’s that time of year again, the house will be filled with food, smells, and people, and our Boston Terrier will be combing the area waiting for scraps to fall. More importantly, we need to make sure our guests don’t slip our furry friends a little treat that could make them sick. This list, via BarkPost, will help us all stay educated this holiday. 1. Salty Turkey Skin Your Thanksgiving turkey will be basted in a number of tasty herbs and spices, like sage or dill, which are bad for your dog’s tummy. The fatty skin, added salty brine, and added butter isn’t very good for dogs either. When they start throwing the puppy dog eyes, you can give those pups a tiny piece of turkey breast though! 2. Turkey Bones When the turkey’s gone, the bones that remain...

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Are We Over-Vaccinating Our Dogs?

Posted by on Nov 19, 2013 in Health | 4 comments

We got an email from long-time iBostonTerrier.com reader and father to Rudy the Boston Terrier, Stuart, about something that we are happy to share and discuss with all of you. When it comes to health issues regarding our Boston Terriers, it’s best to have as much information as possible and we are happy to provide it so that you may make the best decisions for your dogs. Stuart wrote his thoughts to us and included a link that we’d like to share with you. “This topic has recently been something I have been looking into because Rudy is soon due to have his vaccines again.  He is now almost 3 years old and has had all typical vaccines each year.  However, I have been reading quite a bit lately about how it is very bad for the health of...

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Warning: Do NOT Feed Your Dogs Chinese Jerky Treats

Posted by on Oct 23, 2013 in Health | 1 comment

In January of this year, we warned you about the potential risks of feeding your dogs Chinese jerky treats. The FDA released a report yesterday that has backed up those claims. The following information comes directly from TIME, who got the information from the FDA: “Federal animal health officials announced Tuesday that Chinese jerky treats have caused a mysterious illness outbreak in more than 3,600 dogs (and ten cats) and the death of about 600 pets. About 500 dogs and nine cats died from the Chinese treats as of January. But in spite of running more than 1,000 tests and visiting multiple manufacturers, the FDA still isn’t sure what it is in the chicken, duck, and sweet potato jerky that is making the animals sick. “To date, testing for contaminants in jerky treats has not revealed a cause for the illnesses,” said deputy...

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How To Handle Moderate To Severe Boston Terrier Allergies

Posted by on Sep 11, 2013 in Health | 28 comments

Today we’ll discuss how to handle Boston Terrier allergies head on as we’ve recently gone through the steps with our youngest Boston, Baxter. His allergies were severe and somewhat odd so we felt this would be a good learning experience for all of us, together. Before we jump into Baxter’s situation, let’s go over Boston Terrier allergies on a broad level. If you notice excessive itching, red marks or sneezing in your dog, our recommendation would be to get into your vet as soon as possible. It’s always good to get an exam to make sure that it’s not related to any other illness. When you bring your dog to the vet, you should get a recommendation on one of two things: a blood test or a referral for an allergy specialist. Things to look for: ear infection, red...

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[Health] Healthy Human Foods That Your Dog Can Snack On

Posted by on Jul 12, 2013 in Health | 12 comments

In the past, we’ve posted different articles telling you human foods that your dogs should eat, and shouldn’t eat. Thanks to our friend Elizabeth, we have a ery simple infographic to share that will help you decide what to “knock off the plate” when your dog is looking deep into your eyes, begging for just one bite. More importantly, it will tell you what your dog should never eat under any circumstances. Do you plan on letting your dog snack on some of these healthy options?  ...

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[Health] Six BBQ Recipes For Your Dog On July 4th

Posted by on Jul 3, 2013 in Health | 0 comments

We received this awesome list from our friends at DogVacay.com and just had to share it! On the fourth of July when you’re eating a variety of great food while your sad dog watches on, you can put a big smile on their face. These dog approved recipes will allow for you and your dog to dine together on this festive holiday, we don’t see any other way you’d want to treat your best friend. Please let us know if you decide to make any of these wonderful meals. 1. Bacon Swiss Burger – Click here for recipe     2. Chicken BBQ Dog Treats – Click here for recipe    3. Crunchy BBQ Liver Dog Treats – Click here for recipe   4. Doggie Turkey Burger – Click here for recipe 5. Beef Bourguignonne Dog Treats – Click here for recipe 6. Delectable Peanut Butter Dog Treats – Click here for...

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