Have you ever wondered what foods are best for your four-legged pup’s health? In this article, we will tell you the foods that are good for dogs and what benefits they have on our pets.
The advice we give you is to keep this list always at hand, as well as the list of prohibited foods for dogs that cook precisely to the body of our precious four-legged friends. Pen and paper in hand, here are the foods that are good for our furry pets.
There’s no doubt that lean meat is at the top of our list: it’s healthy and our pets love it, so why deprive them of this delicacy? Meat is every dog’s favorite food, but we all know that you can’t just feed your dog meat any old way. Lean meat is very beneficial for our four-legged pups.
Often, fat-free chicken, pork or beef are the main meals for our furry friends, but it is important to always give this food without condiments that could also create damage to our dog’s body. Lean meat is an excellent source of amino acids and B vitamins. These vitamins help to give and maintain the energy needed by the dog.
Like lean meat, liver can also be used as a meal replacement. You can give it fresh, by buying it in food stores or supermarkets, or go to pet stores and take it in freeze-dried form.
Fresh liver can be pan-fried or steamed, and its flavor will literally make your faithful companion lick his lips. It is particularly suitable for the health of the dog because it is a great source of vitamins of the B group, A and vitamin K, it also contains iron. Be careful, however, veterinarians advise not to abuse the administration of liver which could also be harmful and even toxic for the dog’s stomach. The daily amount of liver should not exceed one gram per kilo of body weight. Therefore, never forget to vary your puppy’s diet.
Sweet potatoes are a safe food for dogs. They are an excellent source of vitamin B6, vitamin C, beta-carotene and manganese. Veterinarians also consider them, although their mild flavor may not excite puppies who have a sweet tooth for stronger flavors.
Before giving your dog sweet potatoes, cook them. You can also dehydrate them and serve them to your dog.
If your dog needs fiber, oatmeal is an ideal food to meet that need. Oatmeal-based foods are ideal for older dogs with constipation problems.
Furthermore, oatmeal is a good ally for all dog allergy situations, for example to wheat. With oatmeal, you can indulge yourself with a few recipes for dogs, always paying attention to the seasoning used.
Can dogs eat popcorn? Absolutely. If you enjoy evenings at home between the movies, the couch and pampering your furry friend, you’ll be happy to know that you can share a bowl of tasty popcorn with him. Popcorn contains the minerals potassium, calcium, magnesium and phosphorus.
Dogs can eat popcorn without adding butter, oil or other fatty seasonings. Seasonings can create intestinal problems for the dog and could promote canine obesity.
Carrots are good for dogs’ teeth. They make excellent low-calorie snacks, rich in fiber and beta-carotene. You can boil carrots and feed them to your furry puppy or buy carrot snacks at pet stores.
Speaking of dairy products and cheeses, yogurt is a great snack for your dog because it is rich in calcium and protein.
But be careful, it’s important that you only choose yogurts that don’t contain added sugar or artificial sweeteners. All yoghurts without active bacteria are good for your dog’s digestive system and are very popular in confidence.
You now have a list of what food you can give to your dog. Do you want to learn more? Come back to check the second part of our article. Until then, what are the foods that you absolutely don’t give to your pet? Share them in the comments below.