Sunday, August 19, 2012

Treats That ARE Healthy for Your Dog

  More often than not, we read or write about what people food and treats we should not feed our dogs. Today we will mention some treats that are not only tasty, but are also, quite healthy our canine friend.

Melons - Watermelon, Cantaloupe, and Honeydew - Melons are about 92% water so they offer a huge nutritious punch without loading up on calories. They pack in the vitamins (like C, A, B6 & B1) and are high in ever-famous anti-oxidants. Be sure to take out the seeds or buy seedless. 
Peanut Butter - Not only do most dogs love it, it is great for them too.Peanut butter offers a good source of protein, vitamin B, niacin, and vitamin E.

Vegetables - Carrots and Green Beans - These are a wonderful source of fiber and they do not a lot of calories as well. Make sure they do not have any added salt. Especially for seniors, vegetables make a great addition for their diet.

Berries (fresh and frozen) - Blueberries, Blackberries, Strawberries, and Raspberries - These are great for our dogs for the same reason they are great for humans: free-radical-fighting antioxidants. Do not be afraid to try them frozen. You might be surprised at how much they love them.

Remember, yes, all pets do enjoy a tasty treat but the treat they relish most - time with you. Make time daily to love your dog or whatever pet you have sharing your home. 

There is a limit to how much fun your dogs should have. Treats should comprise no more than 10% of your dog's daily caloric intake.

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