Maggie, Agriscaping wonder dog. Sweet potatoes, pumpkin and strawberries keep her happy and healthy!

Fruits and Veggies Your Dog Will Love

We all know that fruits and vegetables are good for us, and are quite tasty too.

However, were you aware that there are fruits and veggies you can feed Fido as well?

While dogs digest differently than their human counterparts, there are some fruits and vegetables that are perfectly safe for them to eat as a delicious snack or treat. Read below to find out which fruits and vegetables are OK for sharing with your four-legged fur child.

Carrots are an excellent low-calorie snack that is high in fiber and beta-carotene, which produces vitamin A. Plus, crunching on the orange snacks is great for your dog’s teeth.

Sweet potatoes are packed with nutrients, including fiber, beta carotene, and vitamins B-6 and C. Only give your dog washed, peeled, cooked, and unseasoned sweet potatoes that have cooled down, and avoid sugary sweet potato pies and casseroles.

Green beans are also a good choice for weight loss; low-cal and a lot of fiber, which helps your dog feel full. Be sure to feed beans that contain no added salt. Strawberries are full of fiber and vitamin C. Along with that, they also contain an enzyme that can help whiten your dog’s teeth as he or she eats them. They are high in sugar though, so be sure to give them in moderation.

Cleaned and baked pumpkin seeds are an all-natural, delicious snack for your dog and have been found to be high in omega 3 fatty acids, which have beneficial anti-inflammatory effects. Pumpkin seeds are also used as a natural remedy for parasites such as tapeworms and roundworms. Cucurbitin, an amino acid found in pumpkin seeds, acts as a natural de-worming agent.

Blueberries are a superfood rich in antioxidants, which prevent cell damage in humans and canines alike. They’re packed with fiber and phytochemicals as well. Teaching your dog to catch treats in the air? Try blueberries as an alternative to store-bought treats.

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