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10 Best Fruits and Vegetables for Dogs

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Dogs Like Veggies, Too

If you’re on the lookout for new and fun ways to rev up your furry best friend’s diet, adding fruits & vegetables can be a really healthy way to do that. Of course, certain ones are better for your dog than others. Check out the 10 best fruits & vegetables for dogs, and consider adding them to your own dog’s meal routine.


When cut into bite size pieces, Asparagus makes a healthy veggie option for your dog because of its vitamin K, A, B1, B2, C and E, along with the folate, iron, copper, fiber, manganese and potassium that’s found in them.


If it’s lycopene that you’re looking to add to your dog’s diet, watermelon is your best source for that. The health benefits don’t stop there, though. Give your pooch a piece of this delicious summer treat and you’ll be loading him with up with tons of healthy vitamin A, B-6 and C, as well as thiamin.


Blueberries, with their high levels of resveratrol and their anti-cancer and heart disease fighting qualities, make a great option for your dog’s diet. As an added bonus, the tannins found in blueberries also help prevent urinary tract infections.

Sweet Potatoes

A great source of vitamins E, A, B-6 and C, as well as calcium, iron, folate, potassium, copper, thiamine and iron, sweet potatoes are a wonderful (and super tasty!) addition to any pooch’s dinner bowl.


Feed your dog pumpkin to load him up on fiber, vitamin A and anti-oxidants to help alleviate diarrhea and constipation and to promote his overall cardiovascular health.


Besides the fact that it’s super fun to watch a dog eat an apple, the powerful antioxidants and loads of vitamin C will do wonders for your dog’s diet, as well.


We certainly understand the value of spinach in our own diets, but luckily this green, leafy vegetable can be just as powerful for your dog. Although it’s high in iron (with almost twice as much of it as most other sources), spinach is a particularly good option for your dog since it helps fend off inflammatory and cardiovascular issues, along with cancer.

Green Beans

Getting your dog to eat his green beans will probably be easier than getting your kids to do the same. Green beans are good for your pooch because of their omega-3 fatty acids and vitamins A, C, and K. They’re also a good source of calcium, copper, fiber, folic acid, iron, niacin, manganese, potassium, riboflavin and thiamin, as well as beta carotene. Essentially, they’re the superpower of vegetables for your pooch. Shop Natural Vitamins and Supplements 


Believe it or not, the same fruit salad staple that humans have come to know and love is just as good for dogs. They’re full of vitamins that will help with your canine’s eyesight, as well as lots of vitamin A and lots of beta carotene, which helps reduce the risk of cancer and prevents cell damage. It’s also a good source of vitamins B-6 and C, fiber, folate, niacin and potassium.

Brussels Sprouts

Maybe if your kid sees your dog eating her Brussels sprouts, she’ll hop on board and eat them, too. And your dog should be eating Brussels sprouts for their vitamins K and G, manganese, folate, fiber, potassium and vitamins A, B1 and B6.

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  • Recipes
    06/05/2014 01:27pm

    I'd like to start cooking food for my dogs. Do you have any recipes that I can use or ideas for recipes that I can use.

  • 04/19/2015 11:20pm

    Using a premix of dehydrated fruits/vegetables/vitamins/minerals could be handy to ensure that your dog gets a balanced diet. That is the tricky part about cooking for your dog!

  • 11/01/2016 12:39pm

    Have you tried Google?

  • Green Peppers
    06/10/2014 10:46pm

    My dog LOVES green peppers, he can smell them a mile away..........is there any harm coming to him when I give him a piece?

  • Veggies are good for them
    04/19/2015 11:24pm

    A lot of people have the idea that because dogs and especially cats are carnivores that their food should look like a piece of steak. The reality is that carnivores eat the stomach of herbivores containing pre digested vegetation. Adding fruits and vegetables to a pet's diet is a way of simulating this. Plus antioxidants in veggies are thought to slow down the aging process and who doesn't want more time with their pet? The lack of vegetation in many kibbles is a major problem with them.

  • Need low in copper foods
    10/09/2015 05:45pm

    I do make homemade food 1/2 mixed with dry, for her teeth.White potatoes,carrots,green beans, sweet potatoes, brown rice, celery, apples, boiled chicken, sometimes I add zucchini. On the days I make salmon, for our family, I add unseasoned to her dish. I need veg/fruit "Low" in cooper, any suggestions?

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