Many people say that giving food scraps isn’t very good for our furbabies. In fact, this isn’t completely true. As it turns out, some foods are good for them. Furthermore, those foods can be a nice change from the usual treat that you’re giving to your dog.
The marvelous benefits of superfoods
I’m talking about special foods called superfoods. Superfoods are all the rage now! But what are superfoods exactly? Here is what the Oxford Dictionaries had to say:
“A nutrient-rich food considered to be especially beneficial for health and well-being.”
In fact, superfood is a term invented by the medias to describe foods with health properties. Some organizations and dieticians claim that the term superfood is just a marketing tool that you should be careful when serving those types of foods because their health properties aren’t proven.
But superfoods have genuine health benefits that can be added to your dog’s diet. They may not be able to cure diseases, but they are packed with nutrients, vitamins, and antioxidants that can benefit both humans and dogs.
Choosing the right superfoods for your dog
Dogs will enjoy numerous types of food as treats, but the trick is to choose the ones that are good for them. That’s why superfoods are a great choice. Naturally, not all dog like the same ones and it’s up to you to try them out to find the right combinations.
The first important point is to check for allergic reactions. You always have to be careful and check for any bad reactions when introducing a new food to your dog’s diet. The second crucial point is that some fruits and vegetables can be harmful to dogs.
7 superfoods to add to your dog’s diet
That’s why the team at EntirelyPets has put together this list of superfoods and has created this useful infographic. With this infographic, you’ll learn which superfoods are the most beneficial to your dog’s health. Here are the 7 superfoods included in the infographic:
- Fish oil
- Sweet potatoes
For each superfood, you’ll learn health benefits, nutrition facts as well as other interesting facts. Whether you add them to their regular dog food, or you serve them as a tasty treat, these superfoods are an excellent way to keep your dog healthy and happy.
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Over to you
My little dog Myrka loves vegetables. We give her cucumbers, cauliflower, broccoli and carrots. Her favorites are cucumbers and carrots. She can’t get enough of them!
Did you ever give fruits or vegetables to your furbabies? If yes, which ones did you give them? And if no, do you plan on trying these tasty treats anytime soon? Please, share with us in the comment box below!