Can Dogs Eat Bananas? 10 Toxic Foods, 23 Safe Ones & A Few in the Middle

You need to be careful with what you feed to your dogs. They can be very sensitive. They don’t have the same digestive system as human beings. You might think that they are tough enough as they can eat just about anything they see, but they are not.

They are frail in so many ways. They have allergies too just like human beings. There are even foods that will automatically cause their organs to fail. Unless you can bring them to the vet as soon as the allergies start to kick in, they might die. This is something you want to avoid.

Bananas are among the foods that we are not certain of when it comes to their safety for pets. You can relax now. Bananas are safe for dogs. It does not mean though all fruits are safe. Just because you are told by your doctor to stay healthy by eating lots of fruits, your dogs can do the same thing. Fruits have different properties. This means they may or may not be safe for your pet.

They might have some issues with fruits like cherries, grapes and walnuts. It is best to just avoid all of them if you don’t want to place your dog at risk. You always have to double check the properties of the food before you give it to the dog. Better yet, consult your vet for help.

Below is an infographic to help you out. Once you have understood what your dog can eat, eat in moderation and cannot eat, it is easier for you to check what goes into their plates. Again, if you love your pet so much, you will look into all these details before giving them anything to eat.

Can Dogs Eat Bananas? 10 Toxic Foods, 23 Safe Ones & A Few in the Middle



Dog Cancer Diet

Dog Cancer Diet

Cancer is the leading cause of death in dogs. Almost 50 percent of all dogs that are older than ten years, develop cancer. However, many of these cases can be successfully treated with the help of modern veterinary medicine and other complimentary methods: In addition to the surgical removal of tumors now comes more and more chemotherapy are used, which can prolong the survival time significantly in certain types of tumors.

To avoid chemotherapy and surgery you can first of all change your dog´s diet.

The tumor drains nutrients

A major problem in the treatment of cancer patients is the diet: The tumor consumes nutrients and forces the body to tackle their own reserves. It comes to the breakdown of muscle protein, the burning of fat and a strong emaciation. Due to the resulting nutrient deficiency the immune system function also suffers. Therefore, cancer patients need a special diet, which, on one hand supplies the body with sufficient energy, but at the same time keeps the tumor as short as possible. Specially tailored to this need, for example, is a new diet, which is available at the vet (Hill’s Prescription Diet Canine) and was developed for the diet of cancer patients.

Dog Cancer Diet: Less carbohydrates for the sick dog

Dog cancer dietThe food contains a reduced proportion of carbohydrates, to not supply additional energy to the tumor, while the fat and protein content is increased, so that the body reserves can be replenished. By adding omega-3 fatty acid and the amino acid arginine immune function is increased and the depletion can be counteracted. The lining is only available as canned food and only for dogs and can be given during the entire lifetime of a dog with cancer. However, it has no preventive function, so is not suitable for healthy dogs that should be fed natural and organic dog food.

In the alternative treatment of tumors, pet food should be composed as follows: 50 percent poultry or fish and 50 percent of vegetables and fruits. In addition: high-dose fish oil as a source of fat (olive oil or alternatively flaxseed oil)

Dog Cancer Diet: Feed additives in tumor treatment

Dietary supplements can affect the course of the disease positively. The veterinarian or animal healers provides information on the individual dose.

Vitamin C: suppresses free radicals, inhibits cancer cells
Vitamin A: is cytotoxic (can damage cancer cells)
Vitamin D3: suppresses free radicals
Vitamin E: immune-boosting effect
Selenium: is cytotoxic
Omega-3 fatty acids: inhibits tumor growth and recurrence (reappearance)
Amino acids: detoxifies and strengthens the cells
Garlic: antioxidant, strengthens the immune system
Green tea: inhibits tumor growth
Ginseng: reduces metastasis
Claws thorn: inhibits tumor cells

Dog Cancer Diet: Prevention is important

An alternative treatment of tumors requires that the natural defenses of the animal are strengthened to prevent dangerous tumors. Here a vitamin-rich diet plays an important role. In addition, toxins should be lead out of the body twice a year. This can be done by means of detoxification treatments or therapies such as acupuncture, herbal therapy, color light therapy or homeopathy.

In our Pet Health Course you can learn all about complimentary treatments yourself.










How to choose dog and cat food

Healthy food that is also appropriate to the species requires a lot of knowledge, because the animal has to get all the nutrients needed for healthy growth and a life full of activity. The food must therefore contain an optimal mix of proteins, natural fats, carbohydrates, vitamins and trace elements.

Differences in diet between dog and cat

cat and dogDogs and cats are both carnivores and thus have very similar requirements for their food. The few differences are:

• Cats have a higher protein requirement. They are extreme carnivores.
• The dog has a better digestive system
• Cats eat their food in a dry place and at rest; the food is
thereby better crushed. Dogs wolf it down.
• The esophagus of the cat has some narrow passages. Therefore, the cat may not eat large chunks at a time.
• The cat needs taurine (= a breakdown product of the amino acids cysteine ​​and methionine).
• Cats drink rather little and take the moisture rather on with food. That’s why
dry food can be especially harmful.

How should a healthy compound feed look like?

  • Wet food

  • high meat content of over 90% for good meat and offal

  • no grain, no soy, no corn

  • meat in real food quality, so no meat and bone meal

  • no odors and attractants

  • No dyes

  • no fillers

  • no extra fat additions (such as oils)

  • no flavor enhancers

  • no preservatives

  • No sugar

  • Gluten Free

  • No plant and cereal flours

  • cold bottled

Each feed must specify analytical values ​​(raw protein, raw fat, raw fiber, raw ash). Basically, however, you can not tell whether these general ingredients come from animals or plants. Only one value of raw protein in indicated in the analysis, which does not distinguish between animal and vegetable protein. Only due to the raw materials used can be deduced that virtually all proteins are meat derived and therefore can be well utilized.

Please make sure that 100% is listed of what is really inside! Essentially the following applies: Information in brackets can only refer to the information written before the brakets. This means that a percentual value in brackets does not say much.

For example, if given an extra oil, it can be assumed that it is inferior meat (trimmings) that must be upgraded by the oil. The food is often still stold quite expensive.

Catmint, green-lipped mussels, Cranberris etc. have no place in the daily feed. This only serves the buyer to make the food more interesting and to hide the often bad taste of the ingredients.

In order to clarify the whole thing, here are a few common fodder in comparison (the names have been omitted):

– cereals, meat and animal derivatives, minerals

→ In this declaration, only the item names are given. It is an enclosed declaration. It does not state how much of which is in the feed and what it actually is. Cereals comes first, i.e., of which most is in the feed.

– rice, poultry meal, corn, animal fats, vegetable protein isolate, maize gluten feed, barley, animal protein (hydrolysed), minerals, vegetable fibers, fish oil, fructo-oligosaccharides

→ In this declaration, the various components are given separately. Therefore, it is an open declaration. There are no percentages given. Rice comes first, which means it is the biggest portion of the feed content.

– beef (95%), vegetables (zucchini, broccoli and carrots) min. 4%, vegetable oil, taurine, sea salt, minerals, vitamins

→ The 95% says nothing. O95% of what?? It may be diverse (beef) meat waste, of which 95% are then indeed meat, but how high the proportion of meat really is, is not seen here. The oil and the salt suggest inferior meat.

– 95.3% meat and animal derivatives (min. 60% poultry, min. 10% turkey, min. 20% beef), vegetables 0.3%, 4.4% minerals

→ This is a typical (closed) declaration. It describes the group names, this still extended by additional information. The percentages add up to 100%. THIS IS HOW THE FODDER DESCRIPTION SHOULD APPEAR, only then can you be sure that food that is appropriate to the species is fed.

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The wrong food fed on a regular basis can cause health problems for your pet. If your pet is already suffering from an illness due to poor pet food quality you should firstly change the food brand following our advise and also visit our Shop to help your beloved pet ot recover faster with Reflex Therapy or Color Light Therapy.

Organic pet food

Do you like natural options for your pet’s health and care?

If you are a real dog lover your dog is the best friend in your life and you will always do the best in the world for your best friend.

Taking care of a dog, a cat or a horse is at least as important as taking care of a child or another family member you love.

Today there are many options when choosing food, supplements and other products for the care of your beloved pet. It is easy to be confused and chose the right food, good bides and hygienic products.

Maybe you take care of yourself consuming organic food, natural therapies and products, so why not do the same for your pet(s)?!

If you like to know more about the subject, read on…

How to use food as medicine when your dog or cat is ill or when he has dysfunctions such as Ear infections, Diabetes, Allergy, Skin problems and more….

The market of organic food products is quickly growing. The same phenomenon, although more recent, is being observed in the world of pre- cooked meals for dogs and cats. It is the living style of a new society aware of and respectful for the environment.

This ecologist tendency has arrived to the animal world, and although big companies don’t really like this concept, organic food is gaining more followers every day. The advantage of these products is that they guarantee not having been treated with chemical products, colorants, or additives.

The great difference between organic food and the conventional one is that the first are produced with controlled raw material; meaning free of additives, transgenic, preservatives, and the meat is not treated with antibiotics or stimulants. These products are very important if talking about dogs and cats with food intolerance or with tendency to suffer pathologies like colitis, inflammatory intestinal disease, ear infections or dermatological problems.

The skin of dogs cats and horses turns into a shiny and healthy looking hair; A sign of a healthy pet.

Bauke from Holland wrote;


I used the reflex chart you send me for my dog’s ear infection. My dog did not like it very much because it was too painful. But I noticed he urinated much more frequently, when I did the treatments. I did it some weeks but it gave him stress because of the pain. I think it was painful because of his chronic ear infections for very long time. He have had ear infection during 3 years nearly constantly.

As you told me about ear infections in relation to food, finally I decided to try to change his food into a wheat free organic food. So I bought different food without grain. Now I give him biological meat and dog kibble. He is fine ever since, no infections at all!

Thank you for your help, maybe I can use the dog reflexology charts in the future, if he has problems with his health.


Healthy Paws complete food and variety of sweets are natural and healthy because its main purpose and consideration is the health and welfare for pets.

Each ingredient has been carefully selected to provide a particular benefit to the dog.

Dogs love the taste of oatmeal cookies and peanut made with the best quality.

Peanuts are high in quality protein and are a great source of monounsaturated fatty acids and dietary fiber and rich in antioxidants.

Peanut and Oatmeal Cookies

Healthy Paws has peanuts combined with oats, and comparing with other grains provides more vitamins B and E, linoleic acid, protein and soluble fiber.

Organic honey has been used to fully exploit the beneficial effect honey has on the stomach and intestine. Brewer’s yeast is an excellent source of all vitamins B and sunflower oil is the main source of essential fatty acid linoleic acid which is vital for many health functions. Healthy Paws Alfalfa also added to aid in the assimilation of proteins, fats and carbohydrates.

Vegetarian dog treats are naturally delicious and healthy.

Ingredients: Brown Rice, Pea Flour, Oats, Peanuts, Organic Honey, Brewer’s Yeast, Sunflower Oil, Alfalfa, Cinnamon.

Typical Analysis: Protein 13% Oil 15%, Fiber 4%, Ash 4%.

Fruit Cookies


Most people may think, dogs can and eat fruit.

Both domestic and the wild dogs like to eat fruit. Dogs are omnivore, which means they can eat almost anything.

The fruits are almost all water and nutrients are the main soluble carbohydrates that produce energy.

Fruit also contains fiber.

As cats have a different organism to dogs, click here to learn all about the best cat food