Natural health boosters for your four-pawed friend!
Us mutts love food and there are a lot of superfoods that we can be sharing with our pups, because they are dense with nutrition and are known health boosters! Introduce superfoods to your pooch’s diet by adding them to a regular meal or giving them as snacks or treats.
Carrots are a perfect healthy snack that helps in multiple ways. The Phytonutrients, Vitamins A, C and K and Beta carotene can help to lower the risks of heart disease, improve eyesight and keep teeth clean!
Broccoli is a nutrition-rich veggie! It can improve your dog’s overall health, it aids in digestion and detoxification, has cancer fighting properties, repairs skin damages and supports eye and heart health!
Blueberries are the perfect treat for your pooch, especially for highly active dogs! A great source of Antioxidants and Fiber which help to repair cell damage and control blood sugar. Too many blueberries can cause digestive issues so slowly add to your dog’s diet by replacing one treat a day with a fresh or frozen blueberry!
Spinach has two key properties that can help prevent inflammation and cancer in dogs: Flavonoids and Carotenoids! Spinach also has high levels of Iron, Fiber and Vitamin K benefiting your pooch’s bones and heart.
Kale is one of the healthiest greens out there! Rich in Iron, Calcium and Vitamins A, C and K you can add steamed kale leaves in their regular meal or bake into self-made doggie treats!
Sweet potatoes are a great source of Beta carotene, Manganese and Vitamins A and B! They benefit your pooch’s coat, immune system and digestion. Serve them sliced or dehydrated as a tasty treat! Tip: sweet potatoes with a purple flesh are the most rich in antioxidants.
Watermelon is health-food powerhouse, hydrating, low in calories and packed with nutrients including Vitamins A, B6, and C, and potassium. When feeding your pooch watermelon, ensure all seeds are removed as they could cause an intestinal blockage. It’s also not a good idea to allow a dog to chew on the rind, as it can cause gastrointestinal upset.
Apples are a fantastic, affordable, healthy, and low calorie treat for dogs. They are a good source of Vitamin A, Vitamin C, and dietary fibre, and they also help keep a dog’s teeth clean along with freshening the breath. But remember to remove the core from an apple before giving it to your dog. Apple seeds contain cyanide, and although a few apple seeds likely won’t harm your dog, eating them over time can lead to the accumulation of cyanide in your dog’s system, which is quite hazardous.