All Posts by Gemma Johnstone

About the Author

Gemma is a freelance writer and official dog nut. With 15 years of experience in the pet industry, she is a passionate animal welfare advocate. She has worked for the Scottish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, ran her own specialist dog shop for ten years, has volunteered for her local rescue shelter, and is studying towards completing an Advanced Diploma in Canine Behaviour. Gemma is currently travelling around Europe with her wonderful rescue dog, Annie.

A bunch of radishes

Can Dogs Eat Radishes?

By Gemma Johnstone | Dog Health

Radishes make a crunchy addition to salads. But can dogs eat radishes? Or should your canine friend avoid this root vegetable? Read on to find out more. The radish is an underrated root vegetable. Packed with nutrients, fiber, and a great bite, it’s the perfect addition to summer salads. Radishes are also non-toxic for dogs. […]

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Mashed potatoes in a bowl

Can Dogs Eat Mashed Potatoes?

By Gemma Johnstone | Dog Health

Creamy mashed potatoes are popular around the world (and not just at Thanksgiving!) But can dogs eat mashed potatoes? Or are they unhealthy for our canine friends? Read on to find out more. Potatoes aren’t toxic to dogs in small quantities. In fact, many modern dog foods contain this root vegetable (although this may not […]

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a bowl of spinach leaves

Can Dogs Eat Spinach?

By Gemma Johnstone | Dog Health

Spinach is a leafy green that’s considered a superfood due to its vitamin and mineral content. But is spinach safe for your dog to eat? Read on to find out. Spinach has seen a surge in popularity in recent years. Just because a food is beneficial for humans doesn’t always mean it’s safe for dogs […]

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three pieces of beets on a wooden surface

Can Dogs Eat Beets?

By Gemma Johnstone | Dog Health

Beetroot, commonly referred to as beets, is a popular root vegetable containing plenty of nutrients. But can dogs eat beets? Or are they toxic to our canine friends? Read on to find out more. Beetroots, which are referred to as beets in North America, are a nutritious and earthy vegetable that have seen a recent […]

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A bowl full with black olives

Can Dogs Eat Black Olives?

By Gemma Johnstone | Dog Health

Black and green olives are popular appetizers, salad additions, or table snacks. But should you be worried if your dog snaffles one when you’re not looking? Read on to find out whether dogs can eat black olives. Black olives have long been a favorite bar snack or appetizer. They contain healthy monounsaturated fats and lots […]

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