No human or dog could hope to be healthy without getting the right amount of calories and the proper nutrition in their diet. While there are plenty of resources available to find super-healthy foods for humans, not many people talk about the foods (outside of high-quality kibble) that are best for your dog. The following are ten superfoods that come packed with vital nutrients to support your dog in living their best, healthiest life.
Blueberries are not only the perfect size to be a dog treat, dogs love their flavor, too! Plus, blueberries are full of beneficial antioxidants and fiber.
Kale is loaded with fiber and minerals that help to support heart and liver health in dogs.
Salmon is a great source of protein and healthy omega-3 fatty acids to boost your dog’s immune system.
Pear slices are low-calorie and a healthy alternative to store-bought dog treats.
Eggs are a great source of protein and also contain nearly a whole alphabet’s worth of vitamins.
Pure pumpkin is a great source of fiber.
Purple cabbage is chock-full of antioxidants.
Seed-free apples contain lots of fiber and nutrients and help keep your pet’s teeth clean.
Chia seeds are a good source of minerals, fiber, and omega-3 fatty acids which keeps the skin and coat healthy.
A fun, crunchy treat for dogs, carrots contain fiber, antioxidants, and vitamin A.
These superfoods are packed with beneficial nutrients that can help your dog stay healthy, happy, and energetic. However, we always recommend checking with one of our veterinarians before making any major changes to your dog’s diet. All dogs have different dietary needs and these needs change throughout a dog’s life. As a result, the foods that are right for one pup might not be the best choice for another.
To learn more about your dog’s nutritional needs or to talk with a veterinarian about the best diet, treats, and snacks for your dog, we welcome you to schedule an appointment with Signature Veterinary Services today. Our veterinarians will be happy to assess your pet’s health and medical needs to help you choose the food, supplements, treats, and snacks that will help them achieve optimal health.