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17Dec 2019

Five Dog-Friendly Veggies

Maria Leindecker

Five Dog-Friendly Veggies

Treating Dogs as an extension to your family with all his needs similar to ours, means a lot to pet lovers. So is acknowledging his food habits which are similar to ours. Here goes traditional pet food brought from the downtown pet stores straight out of the window and in comes a slew of vegetables such as Kale, Spinach, Carrots, Green Beans, Broccoli, Beats, Celery, Cucumber, Sweet Potatoes and Butternut Squash.

A handful of vegetables is enough to keep your furry animal pleased with himself, These vegetables possess all nutrients that are absent in meat. A dog also craves a balanced diet that will put a spring in his step.

A strict veggie diet also has a lot of cost-savings and minimizes the to and fro trip to the pet store. The dog feeds on a veggie diet full of organic pulses and fibers that are so essential in the rearing up of dogs. Veggies are inherently rich in fibers, minerals, antioxidants, enzymes and phyto-nutrients.

Veggies are grated into fine little pieces, small enough to not choke the dog or for better results, pureed vegetables with a generous amount of minerals will do. Veggies make for a delightful snack treat that goes down well with dogs of all breeds.

There are many formats for preparing vegetables for your favorite dog and come up with a lip-smacking recipe. Veggies such as carrots, cucumber and broccoli offer a sumptuous spread for the dog and should be part of the diet plan, that more than keeps him indulged with his sole veggie diet. The vegetables can be served plain and nice to the dog without any additional seasonings including salt, sugar and sauce. Some vegetables will require cooking before you serve them to the dog.

Carrots:

An eclectic mix of vegetables for the dog includes carrots, cucumbers, broccoli, potatoes and celery. Dogs will cherish carrots which are served raw and nothing like baby carrots that are a great treat to the dogs palate. Additionally, carrots are low in calories and make for an ideal low-calorie diet especially for overweight dogs. Chewing carrots also aids in dental make-up for dogs.

Cucumbers:

Raw cucumbers are also a good and healthy diet for dogs and cut in spear-shapes to aid in digestion. They are free from fats, oils and carbohydrates, hence are ideal for dogs on a weight-loss programme. Cucumbers are a rich source of vitamins B1, K and C and they contain magnesium, biotin and copper in rich quantities. Cucumbers are inherently rich in water and hence they serve as able hydrating agents.

Broccoli:

Broccoli serves as a nice rich source of nutrients when lightly steamed. Broccoli is a high-fiber diet rich in minerals and vitamin C. Broccoli has certain isothiocyanates which gives gastric irritation to dogs and hence should be served in moderation only.

Sweet Potatoes:

Cooked, cooled, mashed and peeled sweet potato can be given to dogs as long as it is prepared and served without any slat, seasonings, butter or sugar. Sweet potatoes are a rich mix of fiber, beta carotene and vitamins B6 and C.

Celery:

Raw Celery can be given to your pet dog as a treat. Celery contains vitamins A, B And C needed for the functioning of a healthy heart.

Wrapping Up:

Vegetables are a rich source of vitamins and will help the dog become more energetic and probably put an end to his sufferings caused by lack of vitamins and get him out of the same old rut he find himself in daily. Probably your child will also take to vegetables once he sees the doggie cherish eating vegetables That’s a double-pronged benefit.

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