Upon observation, you may have noticed your dog eating grass while playing outside. Why do they do this? Many dogs enjoy eating vegetables, including greens! Just as leafy green vegetables are good for humans, they provide nutrition for our canine companions too. Here are some greens that your pup can enjoy for an immune system boost:
Romaine Lettuce: Rich in vitamins A and C; provides fiber.
Cabbage: A source of antioxidants and fiber.
Spinach: Packed with iron, beta-carotene, and antioxidants.
Kelp: This powerhouse food contains 21 amino acids, over 60 valuable minerals!
Alfalfa: This nutritional cleanser contains vitamins A, B, C, D, E, and K.
Celery: Contains calcium, potassium, vitamins A, B, and C, and acts as a diuretic.
Before beginning any new dietary plan, always discuss what is best for your pet with the family veterinarian. The introduction of new foods may cause stomach upset, particularly foods containing fiber. Never feed without checking to make sure the food is safe; some foods, like onions and raisins, are toxic to dogs. Supplementing your dog’s diet with greens and vegetables is a great way to keep your dog healthy, providing they are fed with care.