Dog feeding: fruits and vegetables are good for dogs?

Dog feeding: fruits and vegetables are good for dogs?

What fruits and vegetables are good for dogs?

Fruits are delicious and fresh.  As pet lovers we are, we would love nothing less than to see our dogs enjoying healthy homemade dog food.  Nevertheless, this is not always possible since food that is good for us can actually be lethal to them.  How do we know which are the best fruits and vegetables for dogs?

What fruits and vegetables found in our kitchen or at the store fall into the category of fruits and vegetables for dog breeds?  We will detail them and describe the nutrients and vitamins that work wonders on your 4-legged friend.

The most common fruits and vegetables for dogs

Apples.– Of course we start our list with this one!  It contains vitamins A and C plus fiber, which help to prevent lots of common diseases.  They are low in fat and proteins.  Just be sure to remove the core and seeds before feeding it to your dog.

Bananas.- These are actually rich in potassium, fiber, vitamins, and copper.  You can give your dog but in small amounts. They have a high content of sugar.  Give it as a treat for your dog and not as part of their regular diet to avoid dog obesity.

Cantaloupes.- These are good for your friend’s eyesight.  They are a good source vitamins A, B6, C, fiber, potassium, folate, and beta-carotene.

Watermelon.-  Once you have removed the rind and seeds, watermelon is a great source of vitamins A, B6, C, and potassium. Their high water content makes it perfect for hydrating after dog walking.

Strawberries.- Give them in moderation since they also have a high sugar content.  These fruits are loaded with fiber and vitamin C.

Carrots.- They are low in calories, rich in fiber and beta-carotene.  Plus, they are great for your dog´s teeth and avoid chewing on things.

Green beans.- These are a great source of vitamins A, C, and K.  Plus, they contain Omega-3, calcium, copper, folic acid, potassium, riboflavin, thiamin, and beta-carotene.

Broccoli.- Serve them as an occasional snack.  It is low in fat, high in fiber and vitamin C.  Use caution with this one since broccoli florets contain isothiocyanates, which can produce gastric issues in your dog.

  The don´t’s

Some foods that are safe for us contain substances that are toxic to dogs.  Some of the fruits and vegetables that you should not feed your dog are:

  • tomatoes
  • avocado
  • onion
  • grapes .- associated with kidney failure
  • cherries
  • mushrooms
  • apricot

As responsible owners, we must be able to know what are the best fruits and vegetables for dogs, you can always consult a dog diet expert in your area, check out our maps for more information.  Allow us to help you and follow us at Dogalize for more information.