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Which Are Some of The Best Fruits And Vegetables For A Happy And Healthy Pet Dog?

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Is your dog more than just another pet? In many homes, these animals are considered to be part of the family. They are loved and cared for like children. Therefore, it is essential that our dogs get the best amount of exercise and be relatively clean with no fleas or ticks. Besides, they should also get a nutritious and healthy diet.


We know that there are brands in the market advertising their products as those rich in healthy vegetables. However, we recommend that you feed your dog real, sustainable and fresh vegetables. Eventually, your ‘loyal friend’ develops strong bones and teeth, good eyesight and a beautiful coat.

The Importance of Fruits and Vegetables to the Health of a Dog!


Vegetables and fruits are rich in essential minerals and vitamins, in their natural form and not in the form of supplements.

Is your dog overweight or obese? Vitamins A and E assist your dog in losing weight through the burning of fat while fighting bacteria and other disease pathogens. There is also vitamin C which boosts the immune system, iron minerals which form healthy blood and potassium which creates a healthy heart. So which fruits and vegetables should you feed your dog? Let us have a look at eight such delicious foods!

Vegetables and Fruits to Keep Your Pet Dog Healthy and Happy!

fruits and vegetables for pet dog

Apples


Here is an excellent fruit for your dog. It contains minerals such as vitamin A and C as well as fiber nutrients. However, carefully remove the seed or core as they may cause your pet to choke. The best types of apples are the juicy ones as they clean the residue and create proper bone and teeth formation.

Carrots


Carrots consist of high amounts of carotene, vitamin A, C, and K. Besides; they are also rich in fiber and potassium. They are perfect for good eyesight, smooth fur, and clean gums and teeth.

Sweet Potatoes


They are good for a healthy heart and are surprisingly ‘easy’ on the digestive tract. Research also shows that they contain more minerals than the white potatoes. If your dog is over-weight, then you’ll be happy to know that these vegetables are perfect for weight management. They also lower the blood pressure levels. Nutrients include Vitamins A, C, E, and B.



Celery


These vegetables are rich in several minerals and nutrients. Such include Vitamin A, B, and C. They also have high amounts of calcium, potassium, phosphorous, sodium and iron. They improve your pet’s heart health while also lowering blood pressure. A bonus feature is that they’ll give your dog fresh breath!

Watermelon


These fruits are made up of almost 92% of water, making them essential for hydration. There are many ways to sweeten a watermelon and produce the best of its nutrients. They contain minerals such as Vitamins A, C, and B6. Other components include potassium, magnesium and dietary fiber.

Green Beans


They are a fantastic cheap filling snack and calorie foods. They are rich in vitamins A, C, and K as well as manganese.


Bok Choy


It has good amounts of calcium for strong and healthy teeth. It also guards and supports the heart. It contains vitamins A, C, and K as well as potassium. So what is Bok Choy? Well, it’s simply a Chinese cabbage with thick green or white stems filled with green, leafy and watery tops!

Pumpkin


It’s simply a low-calorie vegetable rich in vitamins A, and C, fiber, beta-carotene, zinc, calcium, potassium, and magnesium. Simply feed your dog one cup of cooked pumpkin and your one step in creating a healthy and fantastic ‘beast’.

Conclusion

You can feed these vegetables and fruits in their raw form, cooked or slightly steamed. Avoid using any type of oils or seasonings. You can easily plant them using the best procedures and tools, for example, some of the best garden tillers.

Lastly, remember that unlike humans, dogs have a different type of chewing mechanism. Therefore, to avoid any cases of choking feed your dog fruits and vegetables that are chopped, pureed or sliced well!

We hope that you’ve learned something important from this article. Share it on your social media panel, through close friends and also family. Do you know of any other healthy fruit or vegetable for pet dogs?


About the Author


I’m Lucy - founder of GardenAmbition.com and I’m a self-confessed garden fanatic. Gardening has always been a passion of mine and will always be my favorite pastime. Now that I am married and have one adorable son, I have the time to write and share my personal experiences with other garden enthusiasts like me.

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