Good Vegetables for Dogs
We love to share food with our dogs, and since vegetables are healthy for us, we often assume they’re healthy for our pets too. In fact, there are some fruits and vegetables that are toxic to our dogs. We must be careful. The right choice is very important. This is our list of vegetables to keep your dog happy and healthy:
Broccoli makes a great snack for pups. Remember, to serve human food sparingly-even the best vegetables, if eaten by your pet in huge amounts, can cause stomach problems.
Zucchini and other squash are healthy treats for your canine. Before you change anything about your dog’s diet, though, consult with your veterinarian, because some foods may be incompatible with the prescribed diet.
Brussels Sprouts for Dogs
Maybe if your kid sees your dog eating her brussels sprouts, she’ll hop on board and eat them, too. And your dog should be eating brussels sprouts for their vitamins K and G, manganese, folate, fiber, potassium and vitamins A, B1 and B6.
Spinach for Dogs
We certainly understand the value of spinach in our own diets, but luckily this green, leafy vegetable can be just as powerful for your dog. Although it’s high in iron (with almost twice as much of it as most other sources), spinach is a particularly good option for your dog since it helps fend off inflammatory and cardiovascular issues, along with cancer.
Celery is rich in many vitamins and minerals: vitamin A, vitamin B, and vitamin C, and calcium, potassium, phosphorous, iron, and sodium. This vegetable improves heart health and can lower blood pressure while helping to fight cancer. Bonus: celery freshens doggie breath!
Bok Choy contains calcium for healthy, strong bones and teeth, and is good for the heart while protecting against cancer. This low-calorie veggie is packed with vitamin A, vitamin C, and vitamin K, and potassium. What is bok choy? It’s a type of Chinese cabbage with thick white or green stems filled with water and green leafy tops.
Dogs don’t chew their food like we do and will likely swallow foods whole, so it is best to give them vegetables either thinly sliced, chopped well, or even pureed.