pug eating a pear

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4. Pears

Pears are another fruit that pack a hefty punch in the vitamin and nutrient totals.

They contain Vitamin C, which as you know is an important antioxidant, it’s also helps to prevent free radical damage.

Fresh pears contain potassium and this helps with muscle contraction, nerves, carbohydrate metabolism and maintaining heartbeat.

Also, like the apple, pears contain pectin with the same benefits for the intestines as apples.
Spinach leaves in a wooden plate

5. Spinach

Spinach has around double the amount of iron as other green vegetables, it’s also a rich source of antioxidants.

It contains not one but three types of carotenes. Beta, lutein and zeaxanthin.

Spinach has always been held in high regard because it has a large volume of nutrients. It’s also a good source of fiber, calcium, potassium and vitamins A,B6 and K.

fresh celery sticks on a wooden table, rustic style

6. Celery

Celery has a very distinctive smell and taste, we all recognize it. But did you know that the one of celery’s components phytochemical 3-n-butyl phthalide is responsible for that taste and smell, and is also a potent anti-tumor agent.

It has been found that sedanolide another compound found in celery, along with 3-n-butyl phthalide, significantly reduces the number of tumors found in lab animals.

Celery is rich in calcium, potassium, phosphorus, sodium and iron, as well as vitamins A,B and C. It’s has also been eaten to reduce nervousness.

I would cut it into very small pieces when you feed it to your dogs and introduce it to their diet very slowly at first.

We should buy celery, and feed it to our dogs and ourselves on a more regular basis.

sweet potato on wooden board

7.Sweet Potato

Sweet potato is a really good source of vitamin A, vitamin C and vitamins B5 and B6. It also comes with fiber, potassium and manganese.

Thinking about food that will be easy on your dog’s digestive system and that really helps sensitive stomachs, sweet potato might just fit the bill.

Did you know that sweet potato has more nutrition value than regular potato? Plus antioxidants and anti-inflammatory nutrients.

Does your dog suffer from allergies? Sweet potato might help in that area as well because it can be a substitute starch in reduced protein dog foods.