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Beneficial Fruits & Vegetables Dogs Love

Ever wonder what human consumption foods you can give to your canine friend? You can feed your beloved pet some fruits and vegetables that will reap a healthy benefit for them.

1. Apples

Slice an apple into quarters while removing the core and seeds. Seeds are bad for dogs so make sure to get them out. Depending on the size and weight of your dog give them a serving or two of the apple.

Benefits:

Antioxidants boost immunity.

2. Spinach

Steam one serving size of spinach and mix with your pet's evening meal, preferably soft food. It has anti-inflammatory/anti-cancer properties in the form of flavonoids and carotenoids.

Benefits:

Dogs need iron and calcium promotes bone health.

3. Pumpkin

Make some pumpkin pie and serve your dog a small portion. Dogs love pumpkin.

Benefits:

Alleviates bad digestion in the tracts, constipation and diarrhea.

4. Green Beans

Cook until crisp and tender or give freshly washed.

Benefits:

Enriched with vitamin C, iron, calcium and vitamin A. Low in calories suited for a dog on a diet.

5. Watermelon

Cut watermelon into small bites removing all seeds, which are bad for dogs, and serve half a cup to a one full cup depending on the dog's size and weight.

Benefits:

Rich in lycopene antioxidant. Hydrates your pet during the spring and summer months.

6. Cantaloupe

Cut cantaloupe into quarters while removing all seeds, which are bad for dogs, and serve according to your dog's size and weight.

Benefits:

Rich in beta carotene. Reduces and prevents cataracts.

7. Carrots

Wash thoroughly, steam one cup and serve or provide fresh.

Benefits:

Promotes weight loss for excessive fat. Promotes good oral hygiene while cleaning and polishing teeth.

8. Blueberries

Wash thoroughly and serve half a cup as a treat.

Benefits:

Provides equal health benefits in dogs and humans. High levels of antioxidant phytonutrients. Low in vitamins C and E. Prevents cancer cells.

9. Pears

Wash thoroughly, slice and serve half.

Benefits:

High in dietary fiber. Low in vitamin A, iron, calcium and 10% vitamin C.

10. Sweet Potatoes

Steam cook and serve half a cup unsalted.

Benefits:

High in amino acids. Enhances antioxidant properties. Promotes strong lean muscles.

Notation: This is my own researched information and is not derived from any direct article source. © Libby Baez

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snerfu wrote on March 3, 2015, 12:12 PM

So good food and I like them all. I like to eat fruits more than anything .

CountryWine wrote on March 3, 2015, 5:12 PM

Good, then you will have no problem giving them to your dog as well every time you have fruity or vegetable snack.

Began1988 wrote on March 3, 2015, 7:39 PM

I learned a lot about this stuff while researching to make my own dog treats. A little bit of peanut butter isn't bad for dogs either. Adding a little of honey to the mixture was also okay (but learned honey is not good for puppies). Strawberries are good for whitening dog's teeth, and bananas are good for active dogs! :) Great article!

CountryWine wrote on March 4, 2015, 5:23 AM

Bananas are a diuretic so you have to be mindful of each breed. For example, you can't give it to a dachshund. They have a very small digestive system for their size. Also, I would like to know where you researched the peanut butter. You can't give peanut butter or peanuts to a dog. It ruins their intestines.

Last Edited: March 4, 2015, 5:24 AM

Began1988 wrote on March 4, 2015, 12:34 PM

Multiple different places. We've been giving peanut butter to out dogs since I was little, it's never hurt them. Again everything in small quantities and they don't get it all the time.

http://dogcare.dailypuppy.com/peanut-butter-good-dogs-2555.html

http://www.pawnation.com/2013/03/06/can-dogs-eat-peanut-butter/1

CalmGemini wrote on March 6, 2015, 2:19 AM

I think that there are two opinions about peanut butter.But regarding the fruits and vegetables listed by you they are good both for people and dogs.I read somewhere that cooked oats (without sugar) is good for dogs.

CountryWine wrote on March 6, 2015, 3:01 AM

Thanks for the information although I would have preferred a more reliable website source.

CountryWine wrote on March 6, 2015, 3:03 AM

Well, that is interesting. I would assume that they mean basic oats as it does fill up the stomach.