Healthy Treats You Can Find in Your Kitchen
Like humans, dogs love gorging on snacks. Many human dog parents pamper their dogs with unhealthy sugary snacks. Feeding your furry friend unhealthy sugary foods is far from the best way to shower your dog with love.
Fortunately, there are several healthy snack options that do not have any adverse effects. As a matter of fact, they have several health benefits, ranging from better digestion to enhanced nutrient intake, and you can add them to your dog’s diet without worrying about them gaining weight.
Without further ado, let’s take a look at some healthy snacks for dogs found in almost every kitchen recommended by Bridewell Hilltop Kennels, a dog daycare in Novato.
Apple is a rich source of fiber, antioxidants, and nutrients such as vitamins K and C. An apple a day may not necessarily keep the vet away, but it will provide the nutrients that your pooch requires for growth and development.
Do not feed your furry friend a full apple or it might experience a bellyache. Serve them in moderation (a slice or two). Remember to remove the core and seeds before giving it a slice.
Loaded with nutrients including beta carotene, vitamins C, A and B, and fiber, carrots are good for you as well as your furry friend. Cut up some bite-sized pieces and feed them to your pooch to satisfy its sweet tooth. If your dog swallows food without chewing it, make sure the pieces are an appropriate size.
Green beans are one of the healthiest, vet-approved snacks for dogs. They are rich in vitamin K and calcium, the nutrients that help maintain bone health. You can feed your pooch chopped, steamed, raw, or canned green beans as long as they’re not seasoned.
Cooked Sweet Potatoes
Sweet potatoes offer a range of health benefits. They are an excellent source of vitamin C, beta carotene, and potassium. Do not give your dog a raw sweet potato as it may cause a nasty bellyache. Instead, serve them a cooked sweet potato
To cook a sweet potato, first cut it into one-inch cubes. Boil the cubes on medium heat for 20 minutes. Once the sweet potato is soft enough to stick a fork in, smash it and feed it to your pooch.
Who says healthy food has to be boring? Cooked squash combines the best of both worlds –taste and health. There are several options to choose from, ranging from butternut squash and yellow squash to zucchini. Before feeding your furry friend squash, be sure to remove seeds and rind.
Bridewell Hilltop Kennels is a renowned dog daycare in Novato. We pamper our guests while ensuring they do not fall off their healthy-diet wagon. Our team is made up of dog lovers who have years of experiencing helping keep healthy dogs happy. To make an appointment, call (415) 897-5471.