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Top Fruits and Vegetables that Are Healthy for Dogs
Posted on 02/21/2019
Posted by Only Vet Meds
Unlike what many dog owners think, fruits and vegetables are good for dogs, as these:
- Are healthy foods packed with nutrients
- Offer great taste to the dogs
- Add variety to their routine diet
- Are a must for dogs who has been on dog medications
In fact, there are many pet medication supplements and organic pet foods that contain fruits and veggies as ingredients. However, you must be careful about choosing the right options for your loving canine. Here are some suggestions:
- Pumpkin: Loaded with fiber, vitamin A and C, minerals like potassium and zinc and antioxidants, pumpkins are good for dog’s digestive and cardiovascular well-being.
- Watermelon: After removing seeds and rind, watermelon is wonderful to keep your dog hydrated on hot days. Plus it supplies vitamin A, B6 and C and thiamine in impressive quantities.
- Green Beans: Vitamin A,C and K, omega-3 fatty acids, riboflavin, iron, calcium and a lot of fiber constitute the goodness that green beans promise to the dogs.
- Blueberries: We all know how rich blueberries in antioxidants are. The fruit can help prevent urinary tract infections, heart diseases and cancer in canines.
- Sweet Potatoes: Steamed or boiled sweet potatoes are the delicious additions to the dog’s diets. Moreover, these are high in fiber and vitamins like A, C, B6 and E and minerals like calcium, potassium and iron.
- Apples: Rich in antioxidants, vitamins A and C and fiber, apples promote dental health in dogs and are a crunchy treat for them. Be careful to remove the core and seeds before feeding.
- Carrots: These are high in fiber and low in calories and supply good amounts of Vitamin A, potassium and beta-carotene. You can feed your pet raw, cooked as well as frozen carrots.
- Cantaloupe: It is an excellent source of vitamins A, B6 and C as well as of niacin, potassium, beta carotene and fiber. However, remove the rind before serving. Also, keep the quantity moderate for obese dogs.
While these are safe recommendations, you must always consult a vet to select the fruits and vegetables specifically best for your dog.