The Best Vegetables For Your Dog

Do you ever wonder if the vegetable that you’re giving your dog is actually okay for your dog to eat? The below list shows you which vegetable is healthy for your dog to have as a snack and why it is great. Read on to find out more.

Carrots

A great low calorie treat for your dogs to munch on.

Excellent source of: Vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin K, beta carotene, potassium and fibre
Good for improving: skin, eyesight and blood sugar levels.



Sweet Potato

Excellent source of: Antioxidants, iron, fibre, beta carotene, vitamin A, vitamin C and vitamin B6.
Good for improving: Immune system, digestion and healthy skin and coat.
Preparation: washed, peeled, cooked and unseasoned. *tip* great as a jerky and great to chew on once dehydrated!



Broccoli

Yes, broccoli is safe for days but only in small quantities as broccoli florets contains isothiocyanates which can cause mild-to-potentially-severe gastric irritation in some dogs. However, if fed occasionally they are still a good source for: vitamins A, vitamin C, vitamin D, beta carotene, folic acid, as well as fiber, calcium, and chromium.



Pumpkin

Excellent source of: Vitamin A, vitamin C, beta-carotene, fiber, potassium, zinc, calcium, and magnesium
Good for improving: Digestive system
Preparation: Cooked and unseasoned



Peas

Excellent source of: vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, B6, C and K. They also contain thiamin, phosphorus, manganese, fiber, and folate.
Good for improving: Bone health and boosting energy
Preparation: Can be served frozen, thawed, steamed, or mashed. However canned peas are not recommended as they usually contain a lot of added sodium.



Green Beans

Excellent source of: vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin K, natural plant fiber and manganese.
Preparation: Chopped, steamed, raw, and unseasoned.



Cucumber

Excellent source of: vitamin K, vitamin C, vitamin B1, potassium, copper, magnesium, and biotin
Good for: Chubby dogs as cucumbers contain very minimal carbohydrates, fats or oils and they can boost energy levels!

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  • Fruits for your dog
  • bananas
  • Watermelon
  • Strawberries
  • Papaya
  • Cantaloupe
  • blueberries
  • apples

The Best Fruits For Your Dog

Dinner is finished and you’re munching on your favorite fruit. Your dog is wagging its tail and giving you those cute eyes. Should you share your fruit with your dog or not? We have selected the best and worst fruits for your best buddy!

Apples

Excellent source of: Vitamin A, vitamin C, and fiber.
Good for improving: Digestive health, immune system, oral health and freshens breath.
Preparation: Sliced and remove seed and core before serving.


Bananas

Excellent source of: Vitamin C, vitamin B6, amino acids, potassium.
Good for improving: Heart health, maintaining blood pressure, good source of energy and gastrointestinal problems.
Preparation: Peel and feed 🙂 Tip: if you don’t want to deal with the mushy mess, freeze then serve. Excellent cold treat on a hot day!


Blueberries

Excellent source of: Vitamin C, antioxidants, fiber and phytochemicals
Good for improving: your dog’s immune system, brain health, reduce inflammation and vision.
Preparation: Wash and serve Tip: Blueberries can easily stain furniture and carpets, try feeding when frozen for a less messy experience.


Cantaloupe

Excellent source of: Vitamin A, vitamin B-6, vitamin C, fiber, folate, niacin and beta carotene.
Good for improving: Your dog’s vision, reduces cell damage and healthy digestion.
Preparation: Remove all seeds and rind. Cantaloups are high in sugars – feed in moderation.


Papaya

Excellent source of: Vitamin C, vitamin E, vitamin A, folate, potassium and papain.
Good for improving: Digestive system, flatulence and immune system.
Preparation: Feed in small quantities – Remove the seeds and skin.


Strawberries

Excellent source of: Vitamins B1, B6, C and K. Fiber, magnesium, potassium, iodine, lycopene and folic acid.
Good for improving: Immune system, digestive health, skin and coat.
Preparation: Remove the top and cut in half after washing thoroughly.


Watermelon

Excellent source of: Vitamin A, vitamin B-6, vitamin C, potassium and magnesium.
Good for improving: Hydration and inflammation.
Preparation: Make sure all seeds are removed before feeding.


Fruits which are bad for your dog

  • Grapes – can cause kidney failure.
  • Cherries – Can cause cyanide toxicity in large quantities.
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