We all have to eat. But what are the best healthy snacks to feed our dogs? Sure, you can sense it. This is the moment when your dog hovers around you with those cute eyes occasionally scratching your leg and signaling for you to share. While dogs are known to be carnivores with a meat-filled diet, it may benefit your pet to switch up their food selection by adding healthy fruits and veggies packed with a plethora of nutrients and health benefits. Luckily, we've put together a list of flavorful fruits and vegetables your dog can enjoy.
Watermelon is a juicy fruit-filled food that contains 90% water. You can treat this fruit as a refreshment for your dog during the hot summer. It can be an excellent source of lycopene, which can help reduce free radicals. Watermelon has loads of vitamins A, B-6, C, and thiamin. Just remember to remove the seeds and rind when feeding your dog watermelon.
Blueberries are tasty berries that your dog will enjoy eating. They are well known for being a superfood due to the various health benefits. Blueberries have anti-cancer benefits and these berries can aid in the fight against heart disease.
Strawberries can be a sweet fruity treat for your dog. They are a part of the three berries that are safe for your dog to consume. This fruit is capable of strengthening the immune system along with reducing age-related health issues.
Pumpkin is an excellent source of fiber that will help your dog stay full. Many people don't know that pumpkins fall under the fruit category. Pumpkins are full of vitamin A and plenty of other antioxidants that benefit your dog's health.
Apples are pleasant sweet treats that can provide your dog with loads of vitamin C and antioxidants. Before feeding your dog apples be sure to remove any seeds and stems. Seeds and stems can be toxic to your dog.
Green beans are vegetables that provide your dog with numerous nutrients needed for a healthy diet. Green beans are full of omega-3, fatty acids, vitamins A, B, C, and K. These tasty veggies are also swarming with calcium, copper, fiber, iron, and potassium.
Carrots are exceptional for providing your dog with fiber. Carrots can help maintain a shiny coat of fur. Furthermore, this veggie helps sustain the eye health of your dog too.
Asparagus is a healthy vegetable that you can feed your dog. Asparagus is full of vitamins K, A, B1, B2, C, E, iron, copper, fiber, manganese, and potassium that will help keep your dog healthy and full of life.
Brussel sprouts are delicious leafy vegetables that you can feed your dog. Sprouts are apart of the cabbage family. They are stuffed with vitamin K, which helps fight off toxins. Brussel sprouts overflow with fiber and potassium.
Sweet potatoes are root veggies that offer a great source of vitamins E, A, b-6, C. You can find calcium, iron, folate, potassium, and copper in any healthy dose of sweet potatoes and your dog will enjoy the delicious taste.
While they may be tasty, there are certain fruits and vegetables that your dog shouldn’t eat. Beware of onions, tomatoes, and avocados. Fruits that are toxic to dogs include grapes, limes, lemons, and grapefruits.
While these are the top fruits and vegetables you should avoid feeding your dog, it is always important to be mindful of any food that you feed your dog. Certain foods can have various health benefits, while other fruits and veggies can pose a potential health risk. Consider us an advocate for contributing to your dog's healthy lifestyle. The next time your dog stays with us for daycare or overnight care, make sure you pack a few fruits and veggies for them.