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Types of Food and Treats to Feed Your Dog for Optimal Health

These days, dogs are much more than mere pets or household animals. In the twenty-first century, most people considered their dogs to be bonafide members of the family. If dogs are family, then it makes sense to give them the healthiest foods possible. Here are five foods and treats you can give your four-legged friend to keep them happy and healthy.

Types of Food and Treats to Feed Your Dog for Optimal Health

Organic Dog Food

There’s no doubt that dog food should make up the bulk of your pup’s diet. As much as we’d like our pets to sit and the table and join us for pizza night, they’re better off eating food that was especially designed for their particular biological needs.

If you really want to keep your dog healthy, you should avoid foods with artificial components. Just like we humans are better off eating organic fruits and vegetables, organic pet food is the healthiest option for your animals.

Little dog being handed a tasty treat

Organic Lamb-Based Treats

While normal dog food provides the basis of your dog’s diet, you can supplement their regular meals with the occasional treats. Not only do these treats build bonds and make your dog extraordinarily happy, but they’re also useful as rewards during training.

Lamb-based treats are especially healthy, and they’re also delicious (for your dog, of course). The highest-quality biscuits are made without soy, corn, or wheat, all of which serve as filler with little-to-no nutritional value.

Dog in grass holding a fresh picked carrot

Carrots

If you want to surprise your dog with a bit of “people food”, carrots are a great option. They’re full of fiber and other vital nutrients, and they help keep teeth clean. Some studies even suggest that they can prevent canine diseases, including common types of cancer.

Black and white dog sitting with a pear

Pears

Once you’ve removed the core, this popular fruit becomes a healthy and delicious canine snack. The high amounts of vitamin C and K have numerous health benefits, including improved digestion and increased ability to fight off disease.

White dog being offered a slice of watermelon

Watermelon

Just like humans, dogs appreciate this tasty snack on a hot summer day. With so much water inside the fruit, watermelon helps keep dogs hydrated when temperatures are high. The potassium and variety of vitamins are also a big plus.

If you want a healthy life companion, then you need to think carefully about what you feed them. Much like people who eat too many potato chips and fries, dogs will suffer if they live on the canine equivalent of junk food. Try these healthy foods to keep your dog feeling its best.

KariLorr

Tuesday 6th of October 2020

These are great ideas. I'm going to start to incorporate some of these into my dog's diet.

Dorothy Boucher

Tuesday 6th of October 2020

I never thought about giving a my dog or any dog watermellon, Didn't think they would eat it. @tisonlyme143

Debbie P

Friday 2nd of October 2020

Thanks for the great information.

Shannon

Friday 2nd of October 2020

I did not know these foods were good for dogs. Thanks for sharing with us.

heather

Tuesday 29th of September 2020

This was super informative to read thanks for sharing it. I had no idea about the pears.

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