With many guides and suggestions out there about all the foods your dog should eat, it’s quite easy to get confused and misguided. This is why we’ve made a short but the healthiest list of foods for your dog, that you should include in their diet.
Pumpkin is also one of the healthiest foods that you should include in your dog’s diet. This superfood has so many health benefits so let’s review all of the ways it can benefit your dog’s health. Firstly, adding pumpkin to your don’ts diet or treats is a great way to soothe and regulate their digestive system which can provide relief from both constipation and diarrhea. These two conditions are most common in dogs and can cause great discomfort. If your dog has diarrhea, the fiber in pumpkin can make their stool more solid and regular because it has prebiotic properties that can regulate the growth of good bacteria in your dog’s intestines.
If your dog is, on the other hand, constipated, adding pumpkin to their diet can help too. In addition to this, pumpkin is rich in vitamins such as vitamin C, E, A and also has plenty of antioxidants that all combined support the immune system immensely. Furthermore, all of these substances help maintain your dog’s skin and eye health, and the high levels of iron found in pumpkin keep their hemoglobin levels up (in other words, it prevents anemia). Another component that pumpkin is rich in is potassium which can play a big role in maintaining your dog’s muscles.
Another food that is among the healthiest foods you can feed your dog is carrots. Carrots should be included as a regular part of your dog’s diets because of the many healthy and other benefits they have. One aspect, in particular, is the lesser-known benefit of carrots for the health of your dog. Carrots are great for dental health because when dogs munch on carrots, the carrots do a great job of cleaning their mouth and teeth. If your dog is not used to having its teeth brushed, carrots are a great option for you to consider because carrots will effectively remove plaque from their teeth.
In addition to this, carrots are also very good for their GI (Gastrointestinal) tract because they do a great job of preventing runny stool. As food advisors over at www.thewisepup.com note, foods with a high fiber content will help your dog have an improved quality of life, which is why you should be focusing on bringing superfoods into their diet. In addition to this, carrots will, as many veterinarians note, improve their eyesight because a substance found in carrots is a precursor to vitamin A, which is a known vitamin to improve eyesight. However, you should consult your veterinarian because carrots should be fed in moderation, to prevent an excess of vitamin A.
Fish is considered to be a superfood, for dogs and humans alike. More specifically, fatty fish are rich in specific kinds of fatty acids. Fish is generally a healthy source of protein and is often a part of commercial dog foods as the main, or side protein source. Fish is very rich in omega-3 fatty acids, like we’ve mentioned before, which can, according to many veterinarians, have many health benefits such as improved cardiovascular health and it has even been shown to decrease inflammation. Fish is also commonly used as a protein alternative for dogs that have food allergies, as fish is the least allergenic among other meats such as chicken, beef, or lamb.
However, it’s important not to feed your dog raw fish because there is a high chance of Salmonella poisoning. In addition to this, don’t feed them seasoned fish or fish cooked in oil. Simply bake it in the oven and don’t forget to remove all the bones as these can be deadly for your dog. Some of the go-to fish good for dogs are salmon, mackerel, herring, ocean, changes, ocean, and lake whitefish. Be sure to avoid large amounts of tuna because tuna meat usually contains large amounts of Mercury which can be deadly for your dog as well, considering the fact it’s a neurotoxin. And also make sure that your dog gets vitamin B supplements if fish is the main protein source in their diet.
Fish, carrots, and pumpkin are some of the healthiest foods for your dog there is. They have so many health benefits and are a worthy mention in this list. Be sure to always consult your veterinarian before making any drastic dieting changes to your dog’s diet.