Healthy Dog Snacks From Your Refrigerator!
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Healthy Dog Snacks From Your Refrigerator!

We all want to keep our pets healthy and happy so if we could replace those high fat packaged treats you buy at the local grocer with a treat to make your pets health and immune system stronger we’d jump at the opportunity. Our dogs can also benefit from healthy snacks like fruits and vegetables. Over the long term these snacks could help its weight stay steadier and help the aging process be less severe.

It’s important to observe your dog with any change in diet, if your pet shows digestive or behavioral changes always stop feeding the new food item. Also if the problem doesn’t go away after you stop feeding the added food consult with your veterinarian.

We all know that some plant foods are toxic to dogs, so it’s important to be familiar with what you should avoid and which ones are safe. If you are ever unsure ask your vet before you start feeding your dog a new healthy treat. Another thing to remember is that dogs are omnivorous which means that they are able to digest some different kinds of foods, whereas cats are carnivorous and are incapable of digesting some types of foods. So be cautious when handing out treats to the whole pet family.

Let’s take a look some healthy treats that a lot of dogs seem to enjoy.

• Blueberries are good either fresh or frozen in hot weather.

• Bananas are another good treat that can be frozen in hot weather.

• Strawberries are yummy goodies for your pooch to enjoy.

• Watermelon and Cantaloupe are a great hydrating treat but no seeds. Be sure to remove the seeds before giving to your pet, as they can cause intestinal blockage.

• Apples are my dogs favorite snack especially with a little peanut butter. Again be sure to remove the seeds and core because apple seeds contain chemical compounds that are poisonous to dogs.

Those are some delicious fruits for your dog, but for a complete diet they also need some vegetable treats too. Here are few of our favorites.

• Zucchini or Squash especially pumpkin are a great source of fiber. If your dog is prone to diarrhea add some pureed pumpkin with their food for the needed fiber.

• Lettuce and Spinach are healthy iron rich foods to keep your dog smiling.

• Asparagus cooked and cut into bite sizes piece are a great source of Vitamin K.

• Broccoli Florets are a great treat and contain Vitamins C, K and A plus fiber.

• Brussels Sprout are another healthy snack make sure to cook them and cut into treat size bites to avoid choking hazards.

• Carrots are a good treat that contain a great source of Vitamin A for good eyesight.

• Cauliflower grilled with a little olive oil will keep Fido begging for more.

• Edamame are a convenient treat available as a frozen vegetable be sure to take them out of the shell.

• Green beans are another of my dog favorites and are good for upset tummies if cooked with brown rice and chicken in chicken broth.

• Snow or Sugar Snap Peas can be given shell and all but English Peas must be shelled. They are a great source of a multitude of vitamins and minerals.

• Sweet Potatoes are a versatile vegetable treat because they can be dehydrated for a healthy chew for your dog. You can also cook and mash them to add to your dog’s dry food for added nutrition.

These are all great treats to keep your pet in tiptop health, but remember there are some vegetables you should not feed to your dog. Never offer your dog these following.

Do Not Give These, NO NO Never!

1. Grapes and Raisins contain chemical compounds toxic to dogs.

2. Onions and Fresh Garlic both can be toxic and even life threatening to dogs and cats.

3. Tomatoes

4. Avocado

5. Mushrooms especially wild mushrooms

6. Fruit with pit, like peaches, plums and cherries the pits can be toxic and present a choking hazard.

7. Last but not least are Nuts, especially Macadamia Nut which are toxic for your dog.

The best way to feed your dog these great healthy treats is to bake or steam the vegetables and cut them into small pieces. Only give your dog small amounts of a new treat at a time to prevent choking and make sure your pet is able to comfortably digest these new foods. Let your pet enjoy these new treats and live a healthier life. And check out the comfy beds for your healthy friend at Go To Luxury Dog Beds to make sure they are napping healthy too.

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