Summers are here to stay, so beat the heat with a list of foods that are not only meant for you but for your canine companion as well. This season’s filled with a bounty of fresh produce which would only add on to the palate and cool off your dogs as well.
This juicy treat is super safe and healthy for your furry fellow. Watermelons are about 90% water which makes them an ideal treat for the current season. They are rich with potassium and vitamins like B6, A and C. Make sure to remove the seeds and the outer covering before feeding it to your pooch.
Another go to summer treat is our very own cucumber. It is packed with potassium, magnesium, copper and vitamins like B1, B7, C and K and proves to be a good option, especially if your pooch is looking forward to shedding a few kilos. Being low in sugar and carbohydrates, makes this snack one of the healthiest options for the season.
Season’s another mouth-sweltering delicacy is the king of fruits, MANGO. Your canine loves this treat as much as you do and would not mind a slice or two. Mangoes are filled with antioxidants, flavonoids, fiber and vitamins like A, B6, C and E which aids in the strengthening the immune system and lowers cholesterol levels. It is safe to feed the fruit’s flesh but remember to remove the peel and the pit before feeding it to your furry friend.
Cook some fresh pumpkin minus the oil, spices and seasoning and serve it to your canine. It can also be fed in a plain pureed form. Because of its richness in dietary fiber, this treat aids in prevention of constipation. It also contains beta-carotene, vitamin A, iron and potassium, and helps tackle diarrhea. To make the most of this sweet treat, you could also try out our very own Chicken and Pumpkin recipe.
Another hydrating summer food is the orange. This tasty fruit is safe for your canine, remember to remove all the seeds and peel before feeding it to your pooch. It is highly nutritious because of the presence of vitamins like A, B1, B6, C, minerals like iron and calcium, and fiber.
A healthy snack with a bountiful of vitamins, minerals and fiber for your pet is beans. Your pooch will truly appreciate this crunchy treat. Dice it into small pieces and serve it fresh, frozen, raw or cooked sans the spices and salt. For a full meal for your pet containing this nutritious treat, opt for our Lamb and French Beans recipe.
This food is beneficial for the bone health of your pooch along with managing gastrointestinal disorders. A moderate amount of spinach makes for a nutritious delectable treat. This healthy veggie contains fiber, and vitamins A, C, B and K.
Disclaimer: A word of advise for pet parents, serve these cautiously when serving fruits and vegetables to your pet. Since fruits are packed with sugar content, too much of it is harmful for your furry friend. Another thing to keep in mind is that extra consumption of either of these can lead to gastrointestinal distress. Consult your vet before making changes to your pet’s diet, especially if your pet has had a history of food allergies.