In many households, dogs are looked at as a furry member of the family and not just an animal. We treat our dogs like our own children. We ensure that they get good exercise, are free from ticks and are fed a healthy and nutritious diet. There may be tons of dog food products being advertised which say that there are plenty of healthy vegetables in them, but nothing beats feeding your dog fresh vegetables. It’s good for his teeth, coat, bones, eyesight and overall health. With that being said, here are 8 fruits and vegetables that keep your dog healthy and fit… and psst, psst… he will love them too.
This fruit is rich in Vitamin A, C and fiber and is very good to keep your furry friend fit and healthy. Please make sure that you don’t give the centre of the apple or its seeds as they could choke the dog. Red juicy apples help to clean the residue and make your dog’s teeth strong.
Sweet Potatoes Or Regular Potatoes:
Healthy for the heart and easy on the digestive tract, sweet potatoes are a healthy option as they contain more nutrients. They reduce blood pressure and are very good for weight management. They are high in fiber, vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin E, and B-vitamins. If sweet potatoes aren’t available in your neighbourhood, you can always give your pooch regular boiled potatoes.
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It is made up of 92% water. Therefore, it’s excellent for your furry baby’s hydration and skin! Watermelon is a good source of vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin B6, dietary fiber, potassium, and magnesium.
Why give your dog artificial chewies when they can chew on the natural healthy options? So, the next time your dog or pup needs to chew something, simply scrape a carrot and give it to him. You’ll be surprised to see how much he enjoys chewing it. What’s more, carrots are good for the skin, eyesight and cleaning of teeth and gums.
This leafy vegetable can improve the health of your dog’s heart. It can also lower blood pressure while helping to fight with cancer because of its rich minerals and vitamins like Vitamin A, B and C and calcium, potassium, phosphorous, iron and sodium.
Giving your furry friend a bowl of green beans is the best thing you can do for them. Green beans make a fantastic low calorie and filling snack. It is a great source of natural plant fiber and high in vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin K, and manganese. The next time your dog is hungry give him a bowl of green beans and watch him gobble it down.
Have you ever thought of feeding your pumpkin real pumpkin? What I meant was, it’s good to give your dog a real pumpkin as it is a low calorie food rich in vitamin A, vitamin C, beta-carotene, fiber, potassium, zinc, calcium, and magnesium. About one cup of cooked pumpkin contains 3 grams of filling fiber.
Bok Choy is a type of Chinese cabbage with thick white or green stems filled with water and green leafy tops. It contains calcium for healthy, strong bones and teeth, and is good for your dog’s heart and it also helps fighting against cancer. This low calorie veggie is packed with vitamin A, vitamin C, and vitamin K, and potassium.
Ensure that these fruits and vegetables when given to your dog are thinly sliced, chopped well or even pureed. It becomes easier for them to eat it.
Now that you know the naturally healthy snack options for dogs, do ensure you feed your four-legged best friend the same.