Saturday, September 24, 2016

Veggies for pets-it's good for them, too!

Saturday, September 24, 2016

I read in Organic Gardening magazine that veggies are good for pets, too.  It is best if they are steamed or sautéed.  If already providing a natural pet food, only supplement to 20-25% of the pet’s diet.  Here are some that you can add to your pet’s diet from your garden.

Carrots-dogs like carrots, either cut up or whole.  It contains compounds that are anti-cancer, promotes healthy vision, antioxidants, and may reduce the risk of heart disease.
Grow crunchy, colorful carrots practically year round

Beans-green or string beans, whole or cut up.  May decrease cholesterol, glucose levels, improve heart health, and has antioxidants.
Legumes-peas for spring, beans for summer

Broccoli.  It is a superfood for your pet, too.  Helps with the immune system, including cancer, promotes good hormone level, and enzymes.
Broccoli and cauliflower growing tips

Dark leafy greens.  Like for humans, green leafy veggies are good for your pet, too.  Some pets will eat it after it is cooked.  If yours will not, blend with meat broth and pour over their normal food.  Like with us, they are high in antioxidants which has been shown to help against cancer and inflammation.
Growing fabulous lettuce and greens

Dark-colored berries.   Like for us, think of fruit as a dessert for your pet and given them no more than 10-15% of their diet in organic berries. 
Fruit for small spaces 

This is a summary of the article written by Shawn Messonnier, a natural vet.

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