When properly incorporated into your pet’s diet, fruits and veggies can have a variety of health benefits. Get Fido in on the action this season with Bark & Fitz’s guide to healthy fruits and veggies for your pup!
Carrots are an excellent low-calorie snack that is high in fiber, potassium and beta-carotene, which produces vitamin A.
TIP: Try freezing them to create a chew toy for your teething puppy!
Blueberries are a low-calorie superfood rich in antioxidants, which prevent cell damage. They’re packed with fiber and vitamins C and K which help to support your dog’s immune system.
In moderation, bananas are a great low-calorie treat for dogs. They’re high in potassium, vitamins, biotin, fiber, and copper and low in cholesterol and sodium. Due to their high sugar content, bananas should be given only as a treat.
Pumpkin is a very versatile snack for your pup! Add it to Fido’s meals, stuff it into a Kong, use in your homemade dog treats or freeze it for a cooling snack. Low in calories and containing a mix of soluble and insoluble fiber makes pumpkin an effective treatment for a variety of digestion issues. This superfood is low in sodium and high in antioxidants, potassium and Vitamin C.
Make sure to remove the rind and seeds first! Watermelon is packed full with vitamins A, B-6, and C, as well as potassium. Made up of 92 percent water, watermelon is a great treat to feed to help keep your dog hydrated during hot weather!
Apples are an excellent source of dietary fibre and vitamins A and C; they can even help clean your dog’s teeth and freshen their breath. Apples are low in protein and fat, making them the perfect snack for senior dogs. Just be sure to remove the seeds and core first.
TIP: Try them frozen for a fun summer snack!
Too Much Of A Good Thing!
Just as in your own diet, moderation is key! Too much fiber can upset your pet’s digestive system and too much calcium can affect bone growth in large breed puppies. While Vitamin A is an essential vitamin for your pet, adding too much of it into your pet’s diet can cause health issues.
Always consult your vet if you have any concerns about your pet’s diet!