Thinking about a way to ramp up the veggie intake in your dog’s diet? Well, the first step is knowing what palatable produce to pick!
- Pumpkin an easy solution and something your dog will enjoy. Especially with a dog with an upset tummy, this is the best solution. Pumpkin will regularize irregular bowel movements and help with overall cardiovascular health.
- Watermelon—share this high water and sweet treat with your dogs on a hot day; frozen or right out of the fridge. Just make sure that all seeds are removed—seeds can cause intestinal blockage and end up in serious problems for your pet.
- Apples; interesting right? But yes they are perfect for your dog to eat and get some extra nutrition. They contain fiber, Vitamin A and C. Ensure you are cutting these apples into bite-size portions and ensure you stray away from the core and seeds during feeding time. Because apples are fruits and contain sugar make sure you consult your vet when giving this to any sugar sensitive pups!
- Green beans are great for your dogs and cats. High in fiber, and full of important vitamins and minerals, they can be great snacks for your pet. You can incorporate them into your dog’s food or freeze them so they become a cool treat on a hot summer day. Our dog Indy loves these things and will play with them for a little and then devour them.
- Sweet potatoes are a great treat for pups! They contain beta-carotene, vitamins B-6 and C. Just make sure that you are feeding them without their natural skin and with no spices!
- Blueberries have a lot of antioxidant qualities that can help battle cancer and help with heart disease. Additionally, with their natural low sugar intake make them a tasty snack. Like green beans, they also make great frozen snacks and treats for your dog!
- Pointer: for cats- ensure you are cooking everything from – carrots, asparagus, green beans, to squash!
- No matter the species ALWAYS avoid: spices, onion, garlic, chives, grapes, raisins, mushrooms, raw potatoes, rhubarb leaves