|Barked: Mon Jan 14, '13 12:46pm PST |
|I like how the article you posted says this.
"Fruits and vegetables should be treated as a supplement, since dogs do not need fruits and vegetables to survive."
I see giving fruit and veggies as not really necessary for the dog to live, but it can be good for supplementation..
I don't give veggies or fruit often.
Saya does love fruit and will eat it fresh and raw, but veggies needs to be cooked and blended for her to get any nutrients and to eat it.
She gets honest kitchen love formula every so often as a snack or small meal.
I've cooked ground and mixed veggies and fruit into the dogs fish fudge batch if I have extra veggies to spare.
I even add a bit of peanut butter to the fish fudge and it looked like peanut butter and jelly with the blue berries. hehe
Recently I extended one can of wellness core beef caned dog food by adding caned pumpkin two cans of mackerel, and a mix of cooked and ground veggies(parsley, spinach, carrot, and bit of blue berries), I also hard boiled four eggs then ground them when done, cooked 3 patties of ground deer, couple small pieces of beef heart, some chicken hearts, two 2.24oz beef kidneys and ground the meat up and mixed everything up.
The mixed things made enough to last for four weeks. I kept one container out and froze the other ones..
I sometimes give yellow squash or zucchini when I'm growing them in the garden.
I don't feel it's needed really, but the dogs love the fruit. Saya isn't into the veggies so much mom gave her a carrot she just chewed on it and spit it out and made a big mess.
Sometimes she'll eat cooked broccoli, brussel sprouts, or zucchini cooked on it's own sometimes she spits it out.
Veggies can be good for fiber if the dogs need it as whole prey usually provides that with fur or feathers..
Saya poops fine.
I think as long as diet isn't all veggies and fruit or big amount of it then it should be fine to feed.
Your dog as long you research what veggie or fruit is fine.
I've read on a forum that members of the nightshade family can be bad for joints? I'm not sure if it's correct.
Saya doesn't get potatoes often only on special occasion and same for bell peppers I mainly use them for myself then the dogs.
Sweet potatoes are fine I read. Saya loves cooked sweet potatoes wither in fry shape or mashes up. I sometimes make sweet potato fries unseasoned so she can enjoy a few with me.
Saya does fine on diet without veggies or fruit. I do add it every so often. Saya loves plain greek yogurt I put blueberries or raspberries for yummy snack.
Blueberries, raspberries, and strawberries and stuff supposed to have antioxidants.
Cranimals have a very berry formula that has cranberry, blueberry and raspberry extract.
I've used cranimals very berry and I liked it coarse had to be mixed with some meat or egg as it was a bit bitter.
Saya gets a tiny amount of veggies or fruit once in while, but not every week. I don't go out of my way to do it.
I mainly put it in her caned food or dog treats helps makes more treats.