Feeding fresh vegetables and fruit is good for your canine companions teeth, coat, bones, eyesight, and overall health.
Fruits and vegetables can provide your dog with essential vitamins and minerals in a natural form, rather than as a supplement.
If your dog is new to eating fruits and vegetables, sit with him and enjoy an apple together. No I don’t mean you have a bite and he has a bite!!!! A slice for you and a slice for him.
Happy healthy canines enjoy eating these fruits & vegetables…
PawPaw is considered a super food for humans and dogs. It’s high fibre content assists in digestive problems, and coprophagia [eating poop!].
Apples are another great choice for fibre content, think slices with the skin on and seeds removed make a healthy snack. They also assist in cleaning residue on your dog’s teeth.
Bananas are another healthy treat, filled with vitamins and minerals.
Carrots are loaded with vitamins and fibre, they are also great for skin, eyesight, teeth and gums. Pumpkin and Sweet Potato are also stacked with fibre and a healthy choice, especially for weight management. These vegetables could be slightly steamed or mashed as an addition to the kibble content of your dog’s meal.
Celery is also packed with everything healthy. This vegetable is said to improve heart health, and fight cancer, it’s also a bonus for freshening your dog’s breath. Some dogs are opposed to the strings of celery, however, like with the apple, if you slice and eat a piece of celery, I’m sure Fido will follow!
Watermelon, rich in vitamins and dietary fibre, excellent, for hydration and skin.
Green Beans, low in calories and a filling snack for those canine looking to reduce their waistline. Bok Choy is another vegetable to add to the ‘greens list’ of dog-friendly vegetables. Your dogs’ heart, teeth and bones will benefit.
Conclusion: Dogs don’t chew or digest their food as we do, feeding these fruits and vegetables in their raw state as a thinly sliced snack, can be a healthy choice.
written by Lee Hettiger