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Consider this site your resource for the age old question “can my dog eat that?

Our goal is to answer that question for as many of the common foods humans offer to their furry friends along with lots of other information pertaining to dog ownership including dog training and plenty of helpful guides answering common questions about your dog’s behavior. We cover everything from why dogs sleep with their eyes open to what that crazy dog side eye glance means.

You’ll find dog food recipes (including treats), canine educational health information to help you make the best food decisions for your dog along with product guides and recommendations for things we (and our dogs) use and love.

Feel free to reach out and contact us with any questions or feedback.


Founder, Gina Matsoukas, is a dog lover through and through. She grew up with English pointers and a grandfather that both bred and hunted in field trials with them. At 93 years old, he still does. On horseback nonetheless!

Gina’s husband, Ulysses, is a law enforcement K9 handler and dog trainer who writes all the dog training guides on What Can My Dog Eat? from his extensive on the job knowledge.

Minnie, Pointer on top of a huge mound of snow in 1996 in the suburbs of New York.

At age 9, Gina’s family got their first pet, Minnie, a pointer from a litter she was able to watch being born at her grandparents house.

That’s her above, well before the age of digital cameras.

Minnie lived up to her namesake as the smallest of the litter. But her name was in complete juxtaposition to her personality.

She was a spunky thing with a penchant for escaping the backyard to go on 24 hour jaunts around the neighborhood rolling around in whatever decaying matter she could find and chasing anything with wings, true to her hunting dog roots.

Minnie was the catalyst for a love affair with all hunting dogs and as a newlywed, Gina and her husband got their first Weimaraner, Ginger.

Ginger, a Weimaraner in the fall in New York state.

Turns out, not all hunting dogs are alike and Ginger was the classic example of just how quirky Weims can be. If you know anything about Weimaraners, you’ll know the truth of that statement.

While she was alive, Ginger spurred an interest into the world of healthier dog food options and what eventually led to the creation of What Can My Dog Eat?

With Gina’s healthy recipe site, Running To The Kitchen focusing on quality, wholesome and fit-minded food for humans, it only made sense to extend that thought process to the most important canine in her life, Ginger.

Weimaraner sniffing a hydrangea bush in the summer in New York state.

At first, that started with dog-friendly birthday cakes and a couple of homemade dog treat recipes here and there and eventually turned into a very popular article on how to make homemade raw dog food as she ventured down that path.

After Ginger passed away, Gina and her husband got their second Weimaraner, Holly.

Soon thereafter, another canine companion came their way with her husband’s police dog, a Belgian Malinois named Dobbs.

Holly and Dobbs, a 1 year old Weimaraner and 2 year old Belgian Malinois police K9.

Both Dobbs and Holly continued their passion and mission to provide their dogs with the highest quality ingredients in their food to make sure they lived long, happy and healthy lives.

That’s how and why What Can My Dog Eat? was created.

There are many questions out there surrounding the ingredients dogs can and can’t have or should and shouldn’t be in the foods we choose to give them as owners.

The goal of this site is to provide thorough answers to that question (and we do mean thorough – you’ll find that answer for a lot of different foods on here).

Holly, Weimaraner, hiking in NY state's Appalachian trail by Nuclear Lake.

Whether you’re making your own dog food at home or simply handing out a scrap as you prep dinner to the dog at your feet, you’ll know if that food is safe for your dog or potentially hazardous to their health.

Just use the search tool on the site to type in whatever food you’re questioning and we’ll likely have an article about whether it’s safe or not for your dog to consume.

You’ll also find recipes to make some of your own dog treats, foods, cakes and more as well as educational resources on general dog ownership topics.

If we use and love something with our own dogs, you’ll probably hear about it as well.

And of course, you’ll see lots of pictures of our pups, the foster dogs we have in our house from time to time (like Joey below who loved being in the kitchen) and family members’ dogs too – we’re a canine obsessed bunch.

Joey, a foster dog, sitting in the kitchen waiting for scraps.

Thanks for stopping by!