Cantaloupes are another fruit packed with vitamins and antioxidants for our dogs (and ourselves).
They are a very good source of vitamin A because they contain a great deal of beta-carotene.
In humans they have been linked to lower cataract rate and the vitamin A in the cantaloupe is also said to improve the vision of dogs.
As well as beta-carotene there are good supplies of vitamins B-6 and C, fiber, folate, niacin and potassium.
Generally cantaloupes are not a fruit that might cause allergic reactions to dogs either.
9. Green Beans
Green bean consumption is said to improve blood fat levels and protect against oxygen damage.
They might only appear to be a humble bean, but they contain some powerful, vitamins and nutrients. Including, vitamins A,C and K.
They contain calcium, copper, fiber, folic acid, iron, niacin, manganese, potassium, riboflavin, and thiamin.
Green beans also contain pretty large amounts of beta-carotene.
They help promote bone health because of the vitamin K, calcium, magnesium and phosphorus all essential for strong bones.
10. Blueberries & Strawberries
Blueberries are full of antioxidants, as I’m sure you are aware. They contain vitamins A, C, B1 and B2.
It’s also said that they can remove tear stains in dogs. But you will have to try them to see if that works with your dog.
They can be added to food or fed as a snack. In the hot summer months try giving your dog some frozen blueberries as a real cooling and healthy treat.
Strawberries are full of vitamins, minerals and other nutrients.
Potassium and magnesium are found in strawberries as well as folic acid, fiber and omega-3 fats.
They also contain vitamins B1, B6, C and K.
As with all these foods always introduce new foods slowly at first.
It doesn’t do to give them a handful at once, they might need a little time for their body to get used to the new food.
Pumpkin is brilliant for dogs, diarrhea and constipation can be helped with a little pumpkin.
Canned pumpkin seems to be best, not raw. But also not the canned version for pie fillings that contains way too much sugar.
Pumpkin contains fiber and beta-carotene, which the body will convert to Vitamin A.
Quick word of caution here though – vitamin A in large doses can be harmful to dogs, so don’t feed large amounts of pumpkin every day.
About 2 teaspoons for small to medium dogs and 2 tablespoons for medium to large dogs.
If you are not sure about the quantity to give then please have a quick word with your vet.
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