6 Delicious and nutritious Veggie treats for your dog
While getting your dog used to the taste of vegetables could be a challenge in some cases, the results are greatly beneficial. Vegetables can be used as a reward treat, a training intensive or something to chew on, and addition to their daily meals.
Here’s a list of 6 vegetables that are safe, and easily accessible at any grocery store.
1. Sweet Potato: served raw or cooked, they are a great source of vitamins E, A and B6. Getting your dog to like them shouldn’t be hard because of the natural sweetness of these vegetable types. They are also great to hide in a snuffle mat or a "Kong" type enrichment toy, feel free to google these items as they are gaining huge popularity used in this way.
2. Green Beans: in addition to all the benefits of sweet potatoes, green peas are a great source of omega-3 fatty acids, responsible for maintaining skin and coat health. Smaller dogs also use it as a treat and a chew toy at the same time.
3. Cucumbers: Cucumbers are a great snack for dogs that are struggling with weight loss. Cucumbers contain almost no carbohydrates nor fats but are loaded with vitamins, not to mention that it will help boost your pet’s energy, often lacking when your dog has a few extra pounds.
4. Pumpkin: Pumpkin is not only a source of vitamin A (the builder of body tissue) but is also known to help digestion. Served out of a can or raw it will not leave your Fido disappointed.
5. Brussels Sprouts: although kids might still leave their Brussels sprouts untouched on their plate, convincing your dog to eat it will be much easier. It is loaded with nutrients and antioxidant. It is important to be aware that in big quantities Brussels spouts could cause some unwanted gas.
6. Carrots: last but not least, in my opinion the most popular vegetable among dogs, Served raw or cooked, diced or not, are carrots, Carrots have many positive aspects besides their crunchy texture often used as a great treat to chew on. They are low in calories and high in fiber content, this can help dogs that suffer from canine constipation.