Written by: Lindsay Sibson
I may not have my own children yet, but let me tell you… my 9 year old miniature pinscher sure feels like my offspring (just a much furrier version).
When I look over the past 9 years of being her “human,” I can’t help but recognize that she is the ONLY thing in my life that has remained constant! I’ve moved numerous times, changed jobs, had various boyfriends, heck… even my hair color has drastically changed.
Yet, SHE has been there every step of the way.
So, when she recently started to develop health problems with her back and having muscles spasms, I went on a hunt to find natural ways to help nurture her wellness.
And just like humans “are what they eat,” a dog’s diet plays a strong role in their health as well.
Here are the top 6 healthiest foods you need to start giving your dog:
1. Lean Meat: Lean meat – such as fish and chicken – is a great source of amino acids and B vitamins. These elements are needed for energy and maintaining your dog’s overall health.
2. Eggs: The protein content of eggs is excellent for dogs, especially if your dog is a picky eater and needs to gain some weight. They also help in keeping your dog’s skin and coat nourished and shiny.
3. Oatmeal: The fiber content in oatmeal can keep your dog’s digestive tract functioning smoothly, which is especially important in older dogs. Oatmeal also works great if your dog has wheat allergies.
4. Pears: This fruit is a great snack to give your pup, because they are high in fiber, vitamins, folic acid and potassium. You can give 1-2 pear cubes at a time, but remove the seeds and pit as they can be toxic for dogs.
5. Parsley: It is an incredible source of antioxidants, vitamins, calcium, potassium and beta carotene. It can also help halt bad breath (which I’ve noticed has started happening more as my dog has gotten older).
6. Coconut oil: The lauric acid found in coconut oil can help destroy pathogenic bacteria and also helps prevent infection. The saturated fat content helps improve your dog’s coat as well as aids digestion.
Keep your pooch happy and healthy by adding in these top 6 foods to their diet. Because each dog is different, it is best to consult with your veterinarian before introducing new foods into your dog’s diet (especially if your dog has special dietary needs).
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Source: Higher Perspective
I started with Fitlife back in 2011-2012…I wrote into Fitlife asking for an extreme amount of help. I was 300 pounds, with high cholesterol, and Drew helped me transform my life. I lost over 130 pounds and I no longer have high cholesterol. Not only did I lose weight, so did my husband, who lost over 70 pounds!-Jaclyn, Martinsburg NE