Natural foods to nourish dogs
In humans, fruits are highly recommended for their health benefits, and in our pets, they are also healthy. Fresh grapes or nuts like raisins (dry) should not be part of your dog’s food. These foods could be harmful to dogs. Citrus peels, such as lemon and orange, also contain large amounts of essential oils that can cause problems if your dog happens to ingest. The avocado contains persin, which can cause vomiting, diarrhea, and changes in a heartbeat. Do not let your pet eat this type of fruit, some scientific articles have shown that it can cause kidney failure in them, so it is best to avoid.
IMPORTANT: nuts and seeds or fruits containing hydrocyanic acid (HCN), always give them to your pet in pieces of fruit without seeds, to avoid the risk of death by choking.
Fruits and What They Can Do
Banana: in small quantities, without peeling. Rich in potassium, fiber and vitamins A, complex B, C and E, it helps in intestinal function and is a great source of energy.
Persimmon: with or without rind, in small quantities. Strengthens the immune system, reduces the risk of degenerative diseases and prevents tumors.
Orange: without peel or seed, in small quantities. Source of vitamin C, it has anti-allergic antioxidant and anti-inflammatory substances, as well as helps in the control of blood pressure. But beware, if your dog has gastritis, oranges can make the situation worse.
Apple: without seeds and peel, in pieces. They are rich in probiotics, boosts immunity and regulates blood glucose.
Nectarine: boned It has carotenoids that strengthen the immune system, mineral salts, fiber and vitamins A, B, and C. It prevents and reduces the risk of degenerative diseases.
Watermelon: moderate amount, peeled and without seeds. Source of lycopene and vitamins A, B6 and C. great option for summer fruit, cool your dog.
Melon: in small quantity, without peel, and seeds. Good source of vitamins B6 and C, fiber, and potassium. It contains calcium, phosphorus, and iron. It reduces the risk of cancer and prevents cell damage.
Blueberry: in small quantities, they can be very healthy. Very rich in antioxidants, in the health of neurological functions, increases immunity.
Strawberry: with the shell, remove leaves in moderate quantity, preference for organic strawberries. Improves brain function, has vitamin C and antioxidants.
Pear: in small quantities, it can be without peeling. It is a source of potassium, mineral salts and vitamins A, B1, B2 and C increase immunity and protects against inflammatory diseases of the intestine.
Kiwi: in small quantities, without peeling. Strengthens bones and tissues, able to protect against cancer, is high in antioxidants.
Guava: with or without rind, small amount. It contains substances such as lycopene which is antioxidant vitamins C, A and B complex, calcium, phosphorus, and iron. It also protects against cancer.
Tips: The pineapple, in small quantities, administered together with the food in small pieces, can help in the control of coprophagy. Yes, a little pineapple in your dog’s diet can keep your dog from eating feces. For those who face the problem, it’s worth trying!
Remembering that it is always important to ask the veterinarian your opinion about the introduction of fruit in the diet of your dog in specific. Some animals may have allergies or reactions when they consume foods they do not use. If you notice something strange with your pet after the intake of food, look for a trusted veterinarian.
WARNING: Excessive fruit consumption can result in obesity. Always consult a veterinarian.