Health Benefits of Fruits & Veggies

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A dog needs 70% meat and protein in their daily diet, so that leaves the rest to fruits and vegetables. Dry kibble doesn’t always have all of the necessary foods that your dog needs, so I made a list of the fruits and vegetables that are great to give your pup. Vitamins and minerals are in most, but also pay attention to the foods with antioxidants and fiber!

I really enjoy cooking with apples, and the dogs seem to enjoy the taste as well! Bananas with a little bit of peanut butter and frozen blueberries also make for good dog treats. And if your dog is a little “backed up”, put a small handful of lettuce in his food!

  • Apples
    • Calcium, pectin, vitamins
    • Remove the seeds
  • Blueberries
    • Antioxidants, fiber, vitamins, iron
    • Frozen blueberries make good treats
  • Bananas
    • Vitamins, fibers, potassium, amino acids, electrolytes
    • Great snack for athletic dogs
  • Blackberries
    • Antioxidants, fiber, vitamins, magnesium
  • Watermelon
    • Vitamins, potassium, magnesium, high fluid content
    • Remove the seeds and rind
  • Cantaloupe
    • Beta-carotene, vitamins, fiber, niacin, potassium, non-allergenic
  • Carrots
    • Vitamins, calcium, iron, magnesium
    • Cooked carrots help with diarrhea
  • Green beans
    • Vitamins, magnesium, fiber, antioxidants
  • Lettuce
    • Vitamins, iron, calcium, magnesium
    • A little bit helps with constipation
  • Peas
    • Vitamins, thiamine, phosphorous, potassium
    • Great frozen, cooked, or raw
  • Spinach
    • Vitamins, calcium, iron, magnesium, thiamine, carotene
    • Great when cooked

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