15 Apr

Enhancing Your Dog’s Diet

1. Eggs

Eggs are perfectly safe for dogs,  Eggs are a great source of nutrition for your canine companion. They are high in protein, fatty acids, vitamins, and fatty acids that help support your dog inside and out.

Eggs provide much-needed minerals and vitamins for dogs. Nutrition includes:

  • Iron
  • Fatty Acids
  • Folate
  • Protein
  • Riboflavin
  • Selenium
  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin B12

These nutrients and vitamins help support your dog’s skin and coat.

2. Yogurt

A natural source of probiotics, yogurt is another food that is inexpensive and easy to feed. Stick to low-fat or nonfat plain yogurt, as your dog doesn’t need the sugar provided in the flavored varieties.

The probiotics (beneficial bacteria) in yogurt provide benefits for all dogs, but are especially good for dogs with digestive problems. Use yogurt with live and active cultures. Varieties that contain more than just Lactobacillus acidophilus may provide additional benefits to the digestive tract.

Low-fat yogurt has less than 20 calories per ounce, so even small dogs can enjoy a spoonful without concern about reducing food portions.

3. Pumpkin

Different parts of the pumpkin provide lots of health benefits. Pumpkin seeds contain oils that promote urinary tract health, and they’re especially helpful for dogs with urinary incontinence.

Natural canned pumpkin is a great source of fiber that helps digestive health, and it is often used to cure constipation in dogs. It’s high in water content, which provides a fresh, hydrating treat, as well.

4. Coconut Oil

Coconut oil has a ton of benefits for your pup, including actually making your dog smarter. Studies have show that coconut oil improves cognitive ability in dogs after just one month when added to their diet.

Coconut oil improves skin health, digestive function, immune function, and metabolic function among tons of other health benefits.

5. Blueberries

Antioxidants, like those in blueberries, help fight free radicals, which are responsible for cellular and molecular damage in dogs and humans. As an added bonus, studies show that adding antioxidants to a dog’s diet reduces the effects of brain aging, which is great if you have a senior dog.

They also have anti-inflammatory properties, and in laboratory tests, they’ve been shown to kill and prevent many forms of cancer. Blueberries are also filled with antioxidants and have been shown to improve the health of animals, as well as humans. You can add blueberries to your dogs kibble or use them as a training treat!

Please consult a veterinarian before adding any of the suggested foods to your dogs diet. Check out our blog for Dog Food and Treat Recommendations!

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