5 dog friendly healthy and easy snacks.
If your dog is getting the right nutrients from their main meals then they shouldn’t be hungry throughout the day. However, let’s be honest, who doesn’t like a sneaky snack every now and then? I know I do! With that in mind, below are five healthy snacks that you may have in the kitchen that could tide your dog over until dinner time!
Carrot - Carrots contain essential vitamins and minerals like beta carotene, which the body will convert to vitamin A, vitamin K, and potassium. They’re also high in fibre. They crunchy too, which gives them a great texture, and are also naturally sweet. They also help remove the plaque and buildup on your dog’s teeth making them a win-win in our book.
Apple - An apple a day keeps the vet away! Containing vitamins A and C and lots of fibre, apples are a great, healthy snack for your dog. With a low protein and low fat profile too, they are particularly good as a snack for more senior dogs. Just remember to always remove the core and seeds, as apple seeds contain Cyanide and could have poisonous effects on your dog over time.
Cucumbers - This powerhouse of a snack is packed full of vitamins and boasts only a few little calories, so is a great choice for any dog that may be overweight. Cucumbers contain the likes of potassium, copper, magnesium, biotin, vitamins B1, C and K, and are full of water, giving your dog not only a shiny coat but also helping to keep them hydrated.
Red pepper - Juicy and crunchy, with high levels of vitamins A, C and E, non spicy peppers are a great healthy snack for dogs. Just make sure to remove the seeds before giving it to your dog.
Watermelon - Watermelon is over 90% water, making it a great snack for those summer months when it’s hot. It is packed with potassium and vitamins A, B6 and C. However, please remember to remove the seeds and rind as these can cause digestion problems and stomach upset.
Watermelon is a firm favorite of Jaspers, my cockapoo. What is your dog’s favourite snack? Let us know in the comments box so we can share all of our best snack ideas.
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