Those foods packed with nutrients giving the most bang per calorie are what we call ‘Superfoods.’ Dogs have their own set of superfoods to keep them happy and healthy.
Coconut Oil has become very popular for people in recent years, and it has now become known as very beneficial for dogs too. Benefits include improving skin, coat, and digestion and prevents infection, helps with arthritis, and increases energy. Like most things, however, it should be used in moderation.
Pumpkin Puree is great for the digestion tract and regularity in dogs. It is low in sodium and high in carotenoids, potassium and Vitamin C. It also contains calcium and B vitamins. Don’t use pie filling as it is usually high in sugars and spices.
Sweet Potatoes are rich in beta-carotene and contain 150% more antioxidants than blueberries. They are loaded with lots of Vitamins A and C to keep your dog’s heart healthy and his immune system strong.
Treat your dog’s digestive system, improve his bone strength, help his brain, heart, and eyes with this perfect protein packed with vitamins.
Salmon and other fish oils are incredibly beneficial when it comes to your dog’s health. These fish oils contain Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids and will improve a dog’s immune system and his coat and treat dry skin and dandruff.
Kale has become a popular superfood for people recently as a result of the large amount of vitamins it contains as well as providing all the servings of greens one will ever need. It also provides liver benefits. It is important to know that leafy greens are generally not good for dogs, but Kale is the exception in doses recommended by a Vet.
Apples are packed with fiber and nutrients that will keep your dog regular and healthy. There is an additional benefit as they naturally clean your dog’s teeth and freshen his breath too. The seeds and core need to be removed as they could cause harm.
You should always discuss your dog’s diet with your Vet and take his suggestions in regards to quantity, etc.
Paying attention to your dog’s diet can boost your dog’s health and happiness and can even promote longer life.