Can dogs have soybeans?
A: Yes, this dog can, and it wants them too!
The soybean is a member of the legume family. They are a good source of protein and calcium.
When cooking, be sure to rinse soybeans well before they are added to recipes. And because they are such a good source of protein, use a little less soy in your recipes than for other legumes.
Soybeans are a good source of:
• Phytoestrogens, a substance that appears to have the ability to protect women’s bones.
• Antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds.
• Phytates, which are substances found in the bean that bind to minerals to help prevent them from being digested and absorbed in the body.
• A good source of phosphorus, which is essential for healthy bones.
How to Use Soybeans
Dogs have a special place in dog owners’ hearts. Many dog owners find a deep sense of attachment to their pets, often taking on the role of an attentive parent. Many dog owners have spent hours reading dog books or watching dog videos, learning all they could about their pets. But what about their canine companions, do they have any educational tips to share?
“One of the first things I learned when I started working with dog’s diets was that I had to feed them right. With dogs it’s about finding the right balance,” says Michelle LaPointe, owner of A Place of Your Own Dog trning &, nutrition services.
But even after learning about foods and how they work for your dog’s well being, it’s easy to be overwhelmed by a world of new information and options.
So how do you know what to feed your dog? Do you trust the commercial pet food companies that create products contning a lot of corn, a grn that is often the first ingredient, and only one ingredient, in general? Do you know what they put in the corn?
And how much should you be feeding? And what should you feed it? Does it matter what your dog’s individual diet requirements are? A Place of Your Own Dog offers a program of trning and nutrition to suit each individual dog’s specific needs. Michelle LaPointe can help you figure out what’s best for your dog and your dog’s diet.
“Dogs should eat a variety of foods that are high in protein, which is best achieved with a variety of animal-based foods. Some dog foods that I’ve had good results with are chicken, turkey, or fish-based foods. There’s been a lot of talk about feeding raw diets to dogs, but to be honest, I’ve never really gone that route. For some dogs, the change from cooked to raw food is enough to cause GI distress. I know of a lot of cases where dogs have had a raw diet for a very long time and then their owners have switched them to cooked food and then GI symptoms occur. I think it is safe to feed a raw diet for a week or two and then introduce cooked food.”
Michelle LaPointe is a certified veterinary nutritionist and a certified canine massage therapist. As a nutritionist and massage therapist, Michelle trns her clients to learn how to create nutritious and balanced diets that are best suited to their individual dog. Michelle offers her clients nutritional analysis and a customized diet plan for their particular dog. After her nutrition analysis, Michelle writes the diet for the particular dog and gives them a full recipe and nutritional breakdown.
As a nutritionist, Michelle also helps her clients to find the best nutritional supplements to add to their dogs’ diets, whether it be a raw food supplement or a protein supplement to get their dogs strong and healthier. Michelle’s goal is to help her clients be educated on what is best for their dog and provide them with the knowledge to implement that knowledge to their own dogs’ diets.
Michelle LaPointe is a registered veterinary nutritionist and certified canine massage therapist (and a certified dog walker!). Michelle provides personalized nutrition plans for each of her clients, helping to achieve and mntn healthier and happier dogs. Michelle is an expert in nutrition, holistic massage, and holistic healing. She focuses on nutrition and diet, which is best supported by a combination of nutrition and massage to help your dog’s body perform at its best! Read more about Michelle LaPointe in our blog.
Doggie Laxatives FAQ
We’ve heard some common questions about dog laxatives. If you have a question about dog laxatives not answered on our FAQ page, please eml us at [email protected]
Here are some FAQs we’ve heard:
What are dog laxatives?
Dog laxatives are an amazing tool to keep your dog’s bowels regularly and prevent them from becoming too full. Dog laxatives typically help your dog pass his or her dly bowel movement by gently moving the stool back to the anus. Depending on the laxative and your dog’s dly diet, it may take 1 to 2 hours for your dog to pass the stool. The most common laxatives for dogs are: