Superfoods for Dogs

superfoods-for-dogsYou might have heard of superfoods for humans, like spirulina and coconut oil, but did you know dogs also benefit from their own superfoods. Whether your dog is still a small pup or is in her golden years, these superfoods will keep your best friend healthy!

Blueberries

Blueberries are packed with antioxidants and vitamins. Mix in some yogurt, or give as is for bite-sized treats. Introduce slowly and stick to small quantities to avoid tummy upsets.

Quinoa

Quinoa is a complete protein (but eaten like a grain) and great for dogs who can’t stomach wheat. It is a good source of magnesium, iron, phosphorous, fibre, folate and many phytochemicals.

Yogurt

The probiotics in yogurt help keep the bad bacteria away. It also contains protein, calcium, phosphorus, vitamin B12, potassium, zinc and iodine.

Coconut Oil

Coconut oil is not only tasty for your dog, but it contains ‘good’ fats. You can use it when baking treats or simply add a teaspoon to your dog’s daily meal.

Natural Peanut Butter

Peanut Butter without added salt and sugar is a tasty source of protein. It is also a source of ‘good’ fats. It is high in calories so be careful to not go overboard – a teaspoon sized amount smeared on the bottom of a Kong will keep your pup busy for hours.

Carrots

The humble carrot is packed with beta-carotene which helps with many things from preventing heart disease to healthy eyesight. A fresh carrot stick is a tasty treat that also helps keep teeth healthy.

Sweet Potato

Sweet potatoes are top of the charts when it comes to nutrition. Add cooked portions to your pooch’s dinner or slice and bake them for a snack that provides a high level of fiber. Sweet potatoes also contain manganese, iron, and vitamins A and C – great for a healthy coat and immune system.