Wednesday, 13 January 2016

Look What I Can Eat!

15 Foods That Both You AND Your Dog Can Eat

         This week's post focuses on every day foods that are safe, even healthy, for your dog to consume. Many of these are great alternative for training treats or if you are on the road and need to feed your dog. 

  1. Apples (without the seeds)
    1. Apples help to clean the residue off of a dog's teeth they are also an excellent source of fibre and vitamin A and C. 
  2. Kelp
    1. Kelp is rich in iodine, making is a supplement for dogs with Thyroid issues. It is also a good form of flea prevention and it helps with allergies. 
  3. Yogurt 
    1. Yogurt can be very healthy for you dog as long as it has no added sugars. Unflavoured and unsweetened greek yogurt is an excellent source of protein for both humans and dogs!
  4. Pumpkin 
    1. Pumpkin is like pepto for dogs! It helps to settle indigestion, upset stomachs, or diarrhea. 
  5. Sweet Potatoes 
    1. Sweet potatoes are a great source of fibre and contain vitamins such as B6, C, Manganese, and beta carotene. 
  6. Bananas 
    1. Bananas are high in fibre, potassium, and magnesium, making them great for doggy diarrhea home remedies. 
  7. Oats or Oatmeal 
    1. Oats or Oatmeal is an excellent source of fibre and is beneficial for senior dogs that may have bowel issues. It is a great alternative to wheat!
  8. Peanut Butter
    1. Peanut butter contains heart healthy fats and is an excellent source of protein. 
  9. Green Beans 
    1. Green beans are filling and low calorie, making them a tasty treat for your dog. 
  10. Coconut Oil
    1. Coconut oil is great for your dogs skin, digestion, and immune system. 
  11. Spinach 
    1. Spinach is high in iron, fibre and calcium. Spinach is great for warding off cardiovascular diseases, cancer and inflammatory problems.   
  12. Carrots 
    1. Carrots are good for a dog's teeth and they are high in fibre and vitamin A. 
  13. Zucchini 
    1. Zucchini is great for your dog's skin and fur. It is also great for encouraging weight loss in your dog. 
  14. Cantaloupe
    1. Cantaloupe promotes good eyesight and they are an excellent source of vitamin A.
  15. Broccoli 
    1. Broccoli is extremely nutritious for your dog it contains numerous vitamins and fibre.
       Remember to make sure that foods you are giving your dog are healthy for them, although these are all healthy alternatives, there are many foods that are not good for your dog. Make sure to look into it before giving your dog human food. 

Tail Wags from the CompleteK9 Team

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