By Lisa Spector | Care2.com
While my dogs don’t share my vegetarian lifestyle, there are many fruits and veggies that I feed Sanchez and Gina as treats. But, how do I get them to want their veggies and fruit as much as their dog biscuits? Here are some tricks I use for feeding them fruits and veggies that are good for them.
Mash up a banana. Fill a Kong or open sided bone with the mashed banana, add some chopped apple, and fresh blueberries. Freeze for two or more hours and your dog will have something to entertain him while you are gone, while filling his tummy with a healthy treat.
Carrots are a great source of beta-carotene for dogs. While many dogs love to just chew on carrots, it’s easier on their digestion if they eat shredded carrots instead of chunks. I have Labs and they think shredded carrots are a treat that they work for. But, if yours won’t eat it directly from your hand, you can take a handful of shredded carrots and sprinkle it on their kibble.
3. Sweet Potatoes:
Most dogs won’t eat raw sweet potatoes. But, it’s very easy to make tasty, chewy dehydrated sweet potato treats for your dog. Just slice a sweet potato into thick slices. Bake at 175 degrees (or the lowest setting on your oven) for eight hours. The yummy smell will have your dog drooling for their treat well before the full eight hours.
Please note that not all fruits and veggies are good for dogs. Please avoid grapes, raisins, garlic, onions, tomatoes and mushrooms.
Do you feed your dogs fruit and vegetables? Which ones and how do you prepare them? Thanks for sharing your suggestions in a comment below.
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