Dogs should definitely eat vegetables every day in which case options like pumpkin, spinach, and many other greens should be made diet staples. These are not only great sources of micronutrients but also fiber for digestive health.
So, in this section, we shall explore what vegetables dogs can eat every day and what does your pooch have to gain from each particular vegetable.
Brussel sprouts make for a healthy snack for dogs. They can also be added to freshly prepared dog food.
Brussel sprouts are a fantastic source of antioxidants which are important for the dog’s general health and well-being.
Celery may not be the kind of vegetable you would ever imagine a dog munching on but it is definitely worth considering as a potential addition to your dog’s diet.
In addition to all the vitamins, minerals, and fibers that celery brings to the table, this vegetable also helps with naturally freshening the breath.
Technically speaking, pumpkins are not vegetables. However, they are often grouped in with their leafy counterparts and definitely have a place in your dog’s diet. Pumpkin flesh is rich in fiber which your dog will need for a healthy and optimally functioning gut.
The best part is that it can easily be mushed up and added to both dry or wet dog food. You may also find it a lot with commercially prepared dog foods as a key ingredient.
Spinach is a source of minerals like calcium, iron, magnesium and potassium. All these play important roles in different body functions from blood formation to muscle contraction.
Spinach also has numerous vitamins. The most important of these are vitamin A for your dog’s eyesight, folate for different metabolic processes, and vitamin C for immune health.
In a typical spinach dish, one would have easily thought about adding carrots or other vegetables to go along. Will carrots work for your beloved pooch? What other vegetables will work or not work for dogs?
And how should we cook these vegetables mentioned here in this article so that dogs will safely enjoy and benefit greatly from? We’ll explore these questions further in the later sections.