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Share These Super Foods With Your Pooch!

By June 21, 2013March 26th, 2015No Comments

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Every now and than you want to share your food with your pet. Most times your unsure of what foods are okay to actually share.

Here a few foods you and your pooch can share together…

BLUEBERRIES? – Yes!

You already know that blueberries are good for us. They’re one of those “superfoods” we’re constantly told we should have more of in our diets. Whether you think they’re a delicious treat you’ve been sprinkling on your cereal for years, or you think they’re nasty but you force a few down
each morning because they’re so healthy, there’s no denying blueberries do a body good. Unsurprisingly, they’re also good for your dog. All the antioxidants, fiber and phytochemicals blueberries boast provide the same benefits for your dog’s body that they give yours.

STRAWBERRIES? – Yes!

Berries. Is there anything they can’t do? Along with blueberries, strawberries are a nutritional powerhouse for both you and your dog. Like their blue cousins, strawberries are full of antioxidants. They also boast high fiber and a lot of vitamin C. Here’s a bonus: Strawberries even contain an
enzyme that can help whiten your dog’s teeth. Keep a bag of frozen strawberries in your freezer to make smoothies for yourself, and you’ll also have a crunchy snack on hand for man’s best friend. Just don’t feed unlimited amounts, because even though the sugar in strawberries is natural sugar, too much can be bad news.

EGGS? – Yes!

Eggs are a healthy snack for dogs. They are excellent sources of protein, dollar for dollar one of the most cost-effective protein sources available. Add to that the vitamins and minerals they contain. There is some debate regarding whether or not they should be offered raw or
cooked as a dog’s snack. Some are concerned about salmonella, but salmonella is rarer in dogs than in humans. Plus, the shells are edible and nutritious for canines.

APPLES? – Yes!

An apple a day keeps the veterinarian away. The nutritional benefits that make apples a famously healthy snack for people carry over to canines. They’re packed with fiber, vitamin A and vitamin C. And unlike strawberries and blueberries, you don’t have to keep apples frozen for them to
provide the pleasant crunch that dogs love. Don’t just toss a whole apple to your dog, though. You don’t want her eating the core, or more specifically, the seeds.

PEANUT BUTTER? – Yes!

Many pet owners are concerned about the safety of feeding peanut butter to their dogs. The dogs seem to crave the stuff, but is it a safe snack? If your dog can’t seem to keep her snout out of the Skippy, you may be relieved to know that it’s safe, and even healthy, since peanut butter is a good
source of vitamins, protein and healthy fats. A caveat: Choose a peanut butter that’s all-natural. Preferably, you want the ingredients to list peanuts only.

Other quick okays to share….Sunflower seeds (shelled), Beets, Watermelon, and Spinach!

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