When it comes to what pets can eat, owners need to be really discerning about what they allow. There is a misconception that dogs and cats should only eat meat or protein as they are naturally carnivorous. In truth, there needs to be a healthy balance between meat and vegetables—much like humans.
Today, we wanted to discuss a few vegetables and fruits that any canine would be able to eat. Fruits and veggies like:
As it turns out, the saying of “an apple a day…” isn’t just for people—it works for pets as well! Dogs both young and old can really benefit from eating apples. Not only are they a good alternative to manufactured doggie snacks because of their natural sweetness and texture but they’re also pretty good at keeping the calorie count low.
A constant issue with a lot of manufactured doggie snacks is that they can be quite fattening. This is why doggie treats are given in moderation. An apple doesn’t have any such restriction. Apples are healthy because despite their natural sugars, they don’t make pets fat.
For the longest time, carrots were believed to be really helpful with human eyesight. As it turns out, it’s not just our eyes that they help with. Carrots are a snack that’s worth having for doggies everywhere. Carrots are naturally rich in fiber so they can help dogs with digestive issues.
The natural toughness of carrots makes them ideal chewing snacks. Dog teeth, especially when dogs are still young, need to build up the strength of their teeth. Carrots do that pretty well by providing them with vitamins and a natural toughness that their teeth can use.
This may seem like a surprise to a lot of dog owners but yes, your dog can actually eat Brussels sprouts. Brussels sprouts are often fed to young children because of the wealth of nutrients and antioxidants that it has.
Dogs can benefit from them as well.
If you don’t mind working a little bit, freshly cooked pumpkin can really help dogs with digestive issues. Pumpkin is creamy and is rich in fiber. Dogs that are given pumpkin benefit from its texture and vitamins.
As a Pet Owner
It would be really handy to be aware what sort of healthy foods a pet can really benefit from. Meat based pet food can be quite expensive. Knowing healthier alternatives can really be handy—not only for your pet but also for your finances. So when it comes to healthy food for your pet, it would be good to grow your knowledge about healthy food that they can safely eat.
What other healthy food (aka fruits and veggies) can your pet safely eat?