Apples are wonderful crunchy treats for your dog. Apples with the skin on are full of plant chemicals (phytonutrients) that are thought to be protective against some types of cancer in humans. They are a source of vitamins A and C and fibre.
Bananas, with their uniquely smooth texture and sweet taste, also boast loads of amino acids, electrolytes, minerals, vitamins B6 and C, potassium, fibre and manganese.
Blackberries are loaded with antioxidants to fight free radicals in your dog, and also have plenty of fibre and vitamins, too.
Blueberries have all the antioxidants, fibre and phytochemicals that provide the same benefits for your dog’s body that they give yours.
Brown Rice Flour is a good alternative for dogs that are sensitive to wheat products.
Carob contains plenty of vitamins and minerals, plus fibre and pectin, too.
Cranberries are rich in vitamins including A, B1, B2, C, and many nutrients. They are full of minerals and antioxidants. Cranberries are an excellent supplement to your dog’s diet for the promotion of urinary tract health.
Eggs are a great source of very digestible protein, riboflavin, and selenium. For some dogs that are prone to digestive upset, eggs can give them a little protein boost. Adding eggs to your dog’s food is a healthy treat. Make sure to use cooked whole egg, as raw egg whites can cause biotin deficiency. If you do a lot of training with your dog, consider taking boiled eggs to your next class as training treats.
Fish is high in protein and healthy fats.
Flax seed is a good source of omega-3 fatty acids, which are essential fatty acids that are good for skin and coat. It can also be added to your dog’s diet as a source of fibre.
Kale is a great source of vitamins A, C, and K as well as the minerals copper, potassium and iron to name just a few.
Lavender is highly effective insect-repelling, soothing; antiseptic and anaesthetic properties of lavender lend themselves quite naturally to a variety of dog needs and soothe any anxiety.
Meat – organ meats are more densely packed with just about every nutrient, including heavy doses of B vitamins such as B1, B2, B6, folic acid and vitamin B12. Organ meats are also loaded with minerals like phosphorus, iron, copper, magnesium and iodine, and provide the important fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E and K.
Mint may help freshen up your pal’s nasty breath, and since peppermint has long been used to help settle upset tummies, you can even use it to help Rex feel better the next time he’s a bit “barfy.”
Oats are a good source of soluble fibre. They can be beneficial for some older dogs that may have trouble maintaining bowel regularity. Oatmeal is also an alternative source of grain for dogs that are allergic to wheat. It can be fed in conjunction with probiotics to enhance their function.
Peanut Butter is a good source of vitamins, protein and healthy fats.
Spinach is famous for its high iron content, but it doesn’t skimp on fibre, calcium, potassium or vitamins either. Spinach also contains flavonoids and carotenoids that have anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer properties to benefit your dog’s health.
Strawberries are full of antioxidants. They also boast high fibre and a lot of vitamin C. Here’s a bonus: Strawberries even contain an enzyme that can help whiten your dog’s teeth.
Sunflower seeds are anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer and heart-healthy. Perhaps their biggest claim to fame, however, is that they’re loaded with vitamin E. They’re also important for the health of your dog’s skin, particularly to help remedy/prevent dryness.
Sweet Potatoes are another source of dietary fibre and contain vitamin B6, vitamin C, beta-carotene, and manganese. Sweet potatoes are great sliced and dehydrated as a chewy treat for your dog.
Yoghurt is a good source of available calcium and protein. The active bacteria may act as a probiotic.