6 Foods to Share with Your Dog

Here is a list of six foods you may share with your dog. While this is not an exhaustive list, it’s a good starting point for feeding your pets healthier snacks.

Blueberries

According to Dr. Karen Becker, blueberries are packed full of antioxidants and vitamins C and E. You may serve them fresh or frozen and they make an excellent treat. Dr. Becker cautions to introduce blueberries to your dog slowly as feeding too much right away could cause an upset stomach.

Broccoli

This is another great veggie to offer your dogs. Serve it steamed, raw, chopped, or pureed. Broccoli has vitamin C and it is a great detoxification food.

Kale

Green leafy vegetables like kale are excellent sources of fiber. Loaded with vitamins A, C, K, iron, and antioxidants, kale helps with liver detoxification. Serve 1-3 tablespoons of minced or chopped kale daily depending on your dog’s weight.

Yogurt

Be sure to use plain yogurt with fat. Remember, carnivores need protein but they also need fat. Fat free yogurt will do more harm than good. Yogurt is full of probiotic bacteria that help with digestion.

Pineapple

The texture of pineapple might turn off some dogs. Try serving it pulped. According to Dr. Lew Olson, pineapple is a source of bromelain, which has anti-inflammatory properties. Pineapple can help with arthritis pain.

Pumpkin

Pureed pumpkin is a great treat you can add to your dog’s food. Pumpkin helps keep stool firm but also provides your dog with dietary fiber that helps keep stools firm and regular.

For further reading:

10 Human Superfoods Perfect for Sharing with Your Pet by Dr. Karen Becker

Raw & Natural Nutrition for Dogs by Dr. Lew Olson

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