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Health

How to Do a Dog Health Check at Home

Typically, dogs require a vet check up once a year but there are a few simple things you can do at home in-between visits to make sure that they remain healthy.

Lifestyle

How to Travel with a Dog in the Car

We have all the information you need to know about travelling safely with your dog in the car, using products recommended by our team of loving pet parents.

Nutrition

Can Dogs Eat Oranges?

Yes, dogs can eat oranges. Due to their high sugar content and acidity, oranges should be fed to dogs in moderation with the peel and seeds removed.

Lifestyle

Walking Dogs in Hot Weather: All You Need to Know

We would not recommend walking your dog if the outside temperature is above 32°C. You should always provide cool water, rest and shade throughout the walk.

Nutrition

Can Dogs Eat Peas?

Peas are safe for dogs to eat in moderation and can contribute to a healthy and happ-ea well being, alongside a nutritionally complete diet.

Nutrition

Can Dogs Eat Carrots?

Yes, dogs can eat carrots. When fed in bite-sized chunks and moderate quantities, carrots are the perfect crunchy snack for your pooch, packed full of vitamins.

Nutrition

Can Dogs Eat Broccoli?

Yes, dogs can eat broccoli in moderation. It is best served gently cooked, in bite-sized pieces to avoid choking. It should not be cooked in oil or seasoned.

Freya ready for walkies

How Much Exercise Does a Dog Need?

The frequency of how often you should walk your dog depends on a number of different factors, such as breed, age, size, health and overall energy levels.

Can Dogs Eat Celery?

Yes, dogs can eat celery. It is an ideal low-calorie snack which can help to keep dog's teeth fresh and clean, with lots of fibre to help ease digestion.

Why Do Dogs Wag Their Tails?

In dogs, tail wagging can have different meanings depending on the speed and direction. It is one of the ways that dogs can communicate how they are feeling.

Can Dogs Eat Strawberries?

Yes, dogs can eat strawberries. As long as they have been thoroughly washed, with the stalk and leaves removed, they make a delicious snack for your pooch.

Dog drinking water

How Much Water Should a Dog Drink Per Day?

The amount of water a dog needs per day varies based on their size, it typically ranges somewhere between 30-70 ml per kilogram of body weight.

Can Dogs Eat Ice Cream?

No, dogs should not eat ice cream. It is unlikely to cause harm in small quantities, but the heavy dairy and sugar content can give dogs an upset stomach.

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Dog Breeds That Don't Shed

There are lots of different dog breeds that are low-shedders. From Shih Tzu's to Poodles, Maltese to Afghan Hounds, there's a pooch for everyone.

Can Dogs Eat Bread?

Is bread good for dogs? Bread can actually be harmful to dogs if given in large quantities, due to its yeast content and added ingredients.

Can Dogs Eat Avocados?

We do not recommend feeding avocado to dogs. There is a risk of poison, if eaten in large amounts. Contact your vet if your dog shows symptoms of being unwell.

Can Dogs Eat Pineapple?

Yes, dogs can eat pineapple and there are lots of benefits, too. It is rich in vitamin c and riboflavin. Remember to limit the quantity and feed in fresh form.

Lifestyle

Dog Friendly Flowers

Flowers are a beautiful addition to homes and gardens, but many are poisonous to dogs. Thankfully, there's plenty of safe varieties too, such as sunflowers.

Should I Adopt a Rescue Dog?

Considering adopting a rescue dog? At Butternut Box, we're here to give you all the info you need to know before you decide to give a pooch their forever home.

Health

Why Do Dogs Eat Grass?

There's lot of reasons why dogs might eat grass, from aiding digestion to boredom. Luckily, there are some things you can do to help stop this behaviour.

Harvey sticking his tongue out

Health

Why Do Dogs Lick You?

From showing affection and exploring the world, to underlying medical reasons, we can help to decode your pooch's licking behaviour.

Can Dogs Eat Apples?

Apples have a number benefits of for dogs. They're packed with fibre, vitamins and antioxidants, helping to boost your pup's health and wellbeing.

Dog eating poop

Health

Why Do Dogs Eat Poop?

It can be worrying when your dog starts to eat poo. We're here to help with guidance on why your dog might be eating poo and how to train them to stop.

Can Dogs Eat Bananas?

Bananas are an excellent source of potassium and fibre for dogs. Due to the high sugar content, they should be fed only in fresh form, as an occasional snack.