What Vegetables Are Good For Your Dog
This month on our Vets Corner Dr. Dobias shares with us what vegetables are good for your dog.
If you are feeding raw diet, you may already know that the commonly followed ratio of meat, raw bones and veggie ratio is 50/25/25. The next question many people have is what veggies and fruit to feed and which ones to avoid.
The most common question is if dogs need to eat veggies or not. Based on what I have seen in practice, veggies provide extra nutrients and vitamins in addition to cleansing and balancing the body. In nature, dogs are omnivores with a carnivorous tendency and mixed varied diet is what I choose to feed and recommend.
In nature, wild canines eat plant material mostly pre-digested in the gastrointestinal tract of prey. When you prepare your dogs veggies, I recommend using a food processor or a juicer to “predigest” or puree Fido’s veg’. The other option is to purchase frozen finely ground veggies from a natural dog food store separately or already mixed in with meats.
If you prefer making your dog’s veggies at home by using a food processor or blender such as Vitamix, the following lines are for you.
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