Fruit & Veg

Which fruit & veg are healthy for your Dog!

Sunday 14 August 2016

Most of us humans eat our favourite fruit and veg on a regular basis, so why not share this with your dogs? When we think about giving our dog a treat or snack, it would normally be from a packet or simple dog biscuit, so why not give an alternative snack? which is healthier, such as fruit and veg and something they would enjoy each and every time.
 
Here are a few recommended fruits and veg to try out on your dogs for a healthy snack in between feeds or as a general reward being good.

Apples: these are high in fibre and contain vitamin A & C and make a healthy treat. Please ensure that you core and remove all seeds first, as these are not healthy for your dog to digest.

Blueberries: are a superfood dream which are not only juicy to eat, but are a rich source antioxidant, which in turn will keep your pooch tip top and healthy on the inside.
 
Pears: are high in fibre and packed with vitamin C & K, they also contains Copper too. Please remember just like with an apple, to remove all seeds and core the pear first before giving it to your dog.
 
Carrots: did you know that carrots are a low calorie veg that is packed full of fibre and beta-carotene, making the carrot a great all round snack with a good crunch and good for your dog’s teeth.
 
Cucumber: if your dog is a little overweight giving cucumber to your dog is a perfect little snack for them, it contains no fats, oils and no carbs, but will certainly improve and boost your dog’s energy levels, not forgetting packed with cucumber water which is great for hydration on a warm and sunny day. Cucumber is pack with vitamin K, C & B1, Biotin, Magnesium, and Copper & Potassium which all aid in keeping your dog healthy.
 
There are some fruit and veg that can be harmful and not t mention unhealthy to your dogs, so here are a few examples of which ones to stay away from; Grapes, Raisins, Currents, Onions, Garlic, Cherries, Apricots and Rhubarb.
 
Please remember to give your dog fruit and veg in moderation, as over feeding could cause tummy upsets in some cases. Not all dogs will like all fruit and veg, so it really is trial and error as to what they do or do not like to eat.
 
If in any doubt please refer to your vet for advice or experienced dog owner, who will also be able to give you advice on what your dog should eat as a healthy snack.
 

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