Although my dogs do eat some commercial foods (we love Whole Paws from Whole Foods), we feed a lot of fresh and homemade foods to Nike and Sadie. I’m really in to learning about which “people foods” are good for my girls, and I love the idea of feeding superfoods.
What’s a superfood, you ask? It’s a food that’s jam packed with all the good stuff: vitamins, minerals, nutrients, antioxidants, you name it. Superfoods are typically low in calories, and many have been proven to help prevent and, in some cases, reverse the effects of aging, including cardiovascular disease, Type II Diabetes, hypertension, and some cancers. So yeah, I want my dogs to have as many of these superfoods as possible.
The cool infographic below highlights 6 canine superfoods that would be great in your mutt’s diet. Take a look, and then we’ll chat some more below.
There are so many ways to work these superfoods into your dog’s diet. Blueberries and carrots are excellent treats, and unlike many commercial treats, they don’t contain a lot of empty calories.
Fish oil, apple cider vinegar, and coconut oil can easily be added to cooked foods for dogs, and all 3 have amazing health benefits.
And kale? Well, it’s an all-around superfood because it’s great cooked and added to your dog’s meal or baked into kale chips for treats. Either way, I can almost guarantee your dog will love it. Mine sure do!
Some of my other favorite superfoods for dogs include the following:
- Lowfat yogurt
- Wild salmon
As always, if you have questions about what to feed your dog, consult your veterinarian. Nothing takes the place of a great relationship with your dog’s doctor, and that should always be your main source of information when it comes to caring for your pets.
Do you feed your dog superfoods? Which ones does he or she like the best?