Vegetables are a versatile ingredient in a dog’s diet. You can use them as a treat or as an ingredient for a meal recipe. We personally use them for both. It’s very important when feeding vegetables to your dog to watch out for adverse reactions like nausea and loose stool. They can also make your dog rather gassy, try not to overdo it with some vegetables. When giving vegetables to your dog try cutting them into small pieces and feeding them in portions. Consult your veterinary for more information regarding making them part of your dog’s diet.
Why should I feed vegetables to my dog?
Vegetables are packed with nutrients and minerals, especially the non-starchy vegetables, those are low in calories and fat. Veggies are also a good source of fiber, which can promote a healthy digestion for your dog. If you have an overweight dog, veggies are a good filler to make their meals a little more satisfying with fewer calories.
Vegetables you should NEVER feed your dog
Whatever you do, do not feed onions, chives or garlic; these can lead to anemia. Unripe tomatoes are toxic for dogs as well.
What vegetables can I feed my dog?
- Potatoes (cooked)
- Brussels sprouts
- Cucumber (peeled)
- Edamame (out of shell)
- Green beans
- Sweet potatoes
- Pumpkin (no seeds)
- Bell pepper (especially the red one)