Fruits and Vegetables for Dogs

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Dogs are notorious for being hardcore carnivores, but they love fresh fruits and veggies too! And you want to incorporate fresh produce to your pooch’s diet to get a boost of nutrients needed to keep your dog healthy! In today’s post, we are listing down some of the best fruits and veggies to add to your pet’s diet:

Cantaloupe

Here’s a surprise: your pooch love cantaloupe as much as you do! Why not give Fido a slice or two? Cantaloupe is packed with beta-carotene and vitamin A. These nutrients promote better eyesight! Cantaloupe is also loaded with antioxidants that protect your pooch from cancer and cell damage. The vitamin C, B6, folate, niacin, potassium, and fiber in cantaloupe protects the dog from sickness.

Green Beans

Make sure to give your dog a dose of vitamin C, A, and K from green beans. Green beans are good for dogs because they are teeming with essential vitamins, minerals and plant-based omega 3-fatty acids! This vegetable is also loaded with beta-carotene, calcium, iron, riboflavin, thiamin and other nutrients.

Spinach

Spinach is one of the world’s most nutritious greens. It is packed with a long list of nutrients including iron, copper, calcium and magnesium. It’s a great source of vitamin A, B1, B2, B6, C, K and E. It’s also loaded with dietary fiber, protein, and choline. All these nutrients will make your dog resistant to sickness and inflammatory diseases. Even better, studies show that dogs that eat spinach regularly have a lower risk of cardiovascular issues and cancer.

Apples

An apple a day keeps the vet away! Apple is loaded with vitamin and antioxidants that strengthen your pooch’s immune system. Get your dog to eat apples regularly to stave off common diseases as well as digestive issues.

Pumpkin

If your dog is suffering from diarrhea, constipation or other gastrointestinal issues, we strongly recommend feeding the animal with cooked pumpkin. Just steam squares of pumpkin and then mash them into a paste.  Pumpkin is packed with fiber, vitamin A, beta-carotene, and antioxidants. Because it is served bland, the vegetable will settle your pooch’s stomach, easing cramping and diarrhea.

Sweet Potatoes

Sweet potatoes are loaded with vitamin A, B, C and E. They are also a rich source of folate, potassium, copper, thiamine, calcium, and iron. Because sweet potatoes are naturally sweet, you can simply mash slices of steamed sweet potatoes and serve it to your pet as a quick snack!

Blueberries

Blueberries are just as good to dogs as they are to human beings. Blueberries are a rich source of resveratrol. This powerful antioxidant protects from heart disease and cancer. This fruit is also packed with another antioxidant, tannins. Tannins protect from urinary tract infections and free radical damage. Blueberry is also high in vitamin C and fiber.

Watermelon

Give your dog a slice of watermelon especially on a hot summer afternoon! Apart from cooling the dog down, watermelon is a great source of vitamin A, B6, and C. It’s also packed with thiamin and fiber that ensures proper digestion.