While you celebrate Saint Paddy’s Day, your dog should also be able to enjoy the fun! May people will be eating corned beef and cabbage, drinking green beer, and eating some more. Lucky for your dog, this Palmetto Bay pet sitter found some healthy green foods that your dog can eat on Saint Paddy’s Day weekend!
Most dogs will eat green vegetables in their regular dog food, or without it being mixed into their food. Peas, green beans, and spinach are among a few green veggies that your dog will enjoy with or without their regular food. Depending on your dog’s palate, he or she will enjoy some of these healthy green veggies.
Here are the top 5 green veggies that are safe for your dog to eat this Saint Paddy’s Day (or anytime):
You can chop, steam, or feed raw, green beans to your dogs. They are also packed with plenty of fiber, magnesium, calcium, copper, fiber, folic acid, iron, niacin, manganese, potassium, riboflavin, thiamin, beta-carotene, omega-3 fatty acids, and vitamins A, C, and K. Most dogs will eat them in kibble, or use them in a homemade meal or treats.
Spinach has vitamins A, B, C, and K, and minerals like calcium, iron, fiber, manganese, folate, and potassium. It helps defend against inflammation, cardiovascular issues, and cancer. Many dogs would prefer you cook it and mix it in with their food, but they will eat it raw.
Broccoli is a great source of fiber, calcium, beta-carotene, folate, and vitamins A and C. Dogs that have some trouble digesting tough foods, may want you to steam and cool it before serving. Some dogs also like broccoli as a bone replacement! You can give them the stalk to chew, and they absolutely love it.
Kale is a leafy green powerhouse of a vegetable. It also contains beta-carotene, calcium, magnesium, potassium, as well as vitamins K and C. You can steam it, and/or chop it up raw mixing it with your four-legged friend’s kibble along with some blueberries.
Green peas are high in vitamin A, vitamin K, and B vitamins. They are also a good source of fiber, iron, zinc, potassium, and magnesium. These vitamins are excellent for your dog’s immune system. Peas are also very easy to mix into your dog’s food, especially if he’s a picky eater!
What veggies does your dog like to eat? Do you have to mix them into the food or will your pup eat them as a treat?
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