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Welcome Dog Lovers!

With such great love comes great responsibility. As a dog parent, it’s your job to make sure your dog always has a safe place to live and plenty of food and water.

And sometimes you want to give your favorite pooch a special treat!

Are human foods safe for dogs?

CanIGiveMyDog.com is a resource for dog parents wanting to make sure they only give their dog the best care.

Because, let’s be honest, we all like to see our dogs scarf down some human food from time to time. And in some cases, it’s perfectly fine for your dog to eat some of your food.

But sometimes human foods (medicines too) will make dogs sick … really sick.

You need a resource you can rely on to find out what is safe to give your dog and what could make them ill. We try to provide practical advice in an easy-to-read and straight-to-the-point style for our readers.

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Give your dog the best care at home

This website exists only to help you take the best care of your pet. Back in 2012, canigivemydog.com was born out of a need for a reliable resource for safe foods and medicines for dogs on the internet.

Over time, we’ve amassed an incredible amount of information about various foods (and medicines – both OTC and prescription) for dogs.

Take a look at some of our most visited articles.

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Advice you can trust

We are so pleased to be working with 3 veterinarians who are contributing valuable expertise to our website.

Dr. Laura Seabolt, a graduate of The University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine, has been practicing veterinary medicine since 2006. But she took her first job at a veterinary hospital in 1997.

To say she’s a fan of animals is an understatement. Dr. Seabolt works primarily with small animals (that’s cats and dogs) but she also knows a bit about chicken medicine. Check our her credentials right here.

Laura Seabolt, doctor of veterinary medicine covered in adorable labrador puppies
Meet Dr. Seabolt. Obviously she enjoys the perks of her job!

A few words from Dr. Seabolt:

I’ve owned dogs ever since I was a kid. I’m happy to contribute to this website to help dog parents learn as much as possible about feeding and medicating their dogs at home.

When it comes to giving my pets people food, I’m just as guilty as any other pet owner. But it’s important to do your research and make sure you have reliable information about what is safe for your dog and what is not.

Some dogs have very sensitive digestive systems and any change in their diet – even the occasional treat – can upset their stomach. Sometimes they can get so sick that they need to be hospitalized.

So while many foods are technically safe for dogs, always use caution before introducing your dog to a new food item.

Because all dogs are different, I strongly encourage you to speak to your veterinarian before giving your pet any human food or medicine. Most vets are happy to let you know about safe foods and medicines over the phone.

If your vet isn’t open or you’re waiting for a return call, feel free to look around the articles on this site. There’s a lot of good information for dog owners wondering if they can feed their dog human food.

I want to provide you with helpful information, but you also need to know when to call the doctor. If you think your pet is sick, don’t hesitate to call the nearest emergency animal hospital.

Carefully Reviewed Content

Stephanie Flansburg Cruz
Meet Stephanie Flansburg Cruz

Doctor Stephanie Flansburg Cruz, a 2016 veterinary medicine graduate from Universidad Autónoma del Estado de México, is our quality control editor. She does a really great job checking articles for accuracy.

Stephanie has been with us for a long time and we owe her a debt of gratitude for all she’s done.

And last but not least…

Sara Redding Ochoa, DVM is providing our readers with valuable advice pertaining to certain medicines as they apply to dogs. You’ll find that we quote her on all sorts of matters related to pets and pharmaceuticals.

Sara Redding Ochoa, DVM
Meet Sara Redding Ochoa, DVM

She earned her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from St. George’s University (SGU). Her place of work is at an exotic veterinary clinic in Texas.

Somehow she finds time to contribute valuable information to Can I Give My Dog and we are grateful for that!

Very Important Information

Please do not give your pet any medications without first speaking to your vet.

The articles found on this website are for informational purposes only. Our contributors and canigivemydog.com cannot be held liable for decisions you make with regard to foods and medicines you administer to your dog.

No article on this blog should, in any way, be considered a substitute for advice from your veterinary doctor. Please call the nearest emergency animal hospital if you’re worried that your pet is sick.

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