Superfoods for your Dog
Introduce these foods gradually and in the proper proportions, also check with your vet if your dog has any dietary or health concerns.
Pomegranate is packed with vitamin C, Folic Acid, Fibre and Potassium. It is low in calories and high in antioxidants. The great news is you can feed either juice or fruit, it will help keep your dog regular and lessen the onset of a cold. Just be sure to feed in smaller amounts don’t overdo it, you can either mash or offer just a handful of seeds initially. Always seek the advise of your holistic Vet for advise. Blueberries are also an excellent source of antioxidants, selenium, zinc and iron. High in vitamins C, E, A and B complex for your dog. Like any fruit or treat, blueberries should be fed in moderation; 2 or 3 blueberries make a good size treat. Sweet Potatoes are a great source of dietary fibre and contain Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, Beta Carotene and Maganese. Sweet potatoes are great sliced and dehydrated as a chewy treat. These simple ideas are a natural healthy and cost effective treat for your Dog. Green Beans make a wonderful snack for your Dog with Vitamin K, Vitamin C and manganese. They are also an excellent source of fibre. Its always good to supplement their meals with vegetables and green beans are low calorie and rich in goodness. Eggs are a great source of digestible protein, riboflavin and selenium. They are great for Dogs who suffer with digestive disorders, giving them a boost of protein. Always cook eggs as, raw egg whites can cause biotin deficiency. Adding cooked egg to your Dogs diet will aid in good health and your Dog will love them. Brewers Yeast is full of B Vitamins which are excellent for their coat, skin and carbohydrate metabolism. It is like vegemite for Dogs, they LOVE it and it is so good for them. Make sure you get it from the Health Food Store and do not use Baking Yeast which is a different product all together and will make them ill. Brewers Yeast can be sprinkled on their food and even on their coat. It is a great way to assist in ridding you Dog of Fleas, its full of Thiamine and is a great Flea deterrent. Apples are crunchy delicious treats for your Dog. They are a great source of Vitamin A, C and fibre. The skin is said to be a great Cancer preventative in Humans containing (phytonutrients) Do Not feed your Dog the seeds however as they contain Cyanide which is poisonous. Oatmeal is a great source of soluble fibre which can be beneficial for older Dogs that have bowel issues. Oatmeal is also a great alternative to Wheat, which many Humans and Dogs are allergic to. It can be fed in conjunction with probiotics which assist their function. Always feed cooked without sugar and check with your vet before changing your Dogs diet. Coconut Oil is a wonderful additive to your Dogs diet, it can also be used topically and is a wonderful way to soothe irritated skin . The addition of Coconut oil to your Dogs diet will make a noticeable difference.