10 foods you should share with your puppy
It is completely normal to be hesitant about sharing food with your dog pal, even when they give you the hard to resist pleading puppy eyes. The notion that dogs need to stick to pet food is well engrained. We all know of the dangers of chocolate or coffee (no sharing here) but we don’t know the treats that actually do good. There is a reason for the “no people food” mantra that most of us grew up on. In the 1960’s the Pet food industry began a campaign to get people to stop feeding their dogs anything but packaged dog food. They even had a radio spot about “the dangers of table scraps.” Like a lot of ad campaigns, the message stuck and was passed down through the generations. But it is time to bring delicious treats back to our canine friends.
Carrots are high in beta-carotene and make a great snack for your dog as well supporting dental hygiene.
For a healthy immune system and a coat that will get all the tails wagging give your pooch some salmon or some unwanted fish skin, they’ll benefit from the omega 3 fatty acids.
3. Green Beans
Eaten raw or cooked green beans are a low calorie snack for your dog. If you’re looking to control their weight, add some of these little beauties in there as they are a superb source of fiber, vitamin K, and vitamin C.
4. Coconut Oil
Your dog can also benefit from what the coconut has to offer. Coconut flakes make a meal extra special when sprinkled on top or the oil can be used as a nourisher. Not only is it tasty but as it contains monoglyceride monolaurin, it has great antibacterial properties.
5. Seaweed Nori
The kale of the dog world. Dried seaweed is rich in fibre, vitamins C, and E and has the added bonus of keeping them nice and trim.
Looking for pearly whites and fresh breath? Then look no further than the humble apple which is a great source of fibre, vitamin A and Vitamin C.
Berries have the same antioxidant properties for dogs as they do for humans. Treat time sorted.
If your dog is having irregular bowel movements then feeding them plain cooked oatmeal can really help as it’s a fantastic source of soluble fibre.
9. Peanut Butter
The ultimate treat for person and pooch alike. The best way to serve? Licked off a spoon of course or if you’re feeling fancy then you can bake with it or turn it into a frozen snack. You’ll both benefit from healthy heart fats and oils. Win, win, win
10. Cottage Cheese
It’s not a favourite for all dogs but as it’s high in protein and a superb source of calcium, Cottage Cheese is a great addition to the food bowl.
And that’s our 10 - Time to go shopping! We hope you found these as interesting as we did, why not take look at our recipes here to whip up something for you doggy this weekend!
Have a wagtastic day!
Woofs and tail-wags,
The BorrowMyDoggy Team
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