I Never Knew My Dog Could Eat Number 7!

Veterinarians often recommend that our dogs eat food specifically made for them, but some fruits and vegetables from your garden remain perfectly healthy for your furry companion to eat. Pet360.com states pet owners should remove rinds, seeds, and pits from hard-to-eat foods, especially since rinds can be hard to digest and pits could be poisonous. Mother Nature Network recommends you try the following foods in small amounts first to see how your dog reacts, and then work up to larger amounts to satisfy your pooch's nutritional needs. Make sure you cut any large fruits and vegetables into bite-sized morsels for smaller dogs that may have trouble chewing larger chunks. Enjoy!

1. Cantaloupe

Cantaloupe contains 19 vitamins and minerals that help boost the immune system and help your dog's eyesight. These fruits come loaded with vitamin A and beta carotene, both of which help reduce cell damage and may prevent cancer.

2. Green Beans

Green beans provide your pampered pooch a vegetable source of omega-3 fatty acids that may help reduce inflammation associated with many medical maladies. Your dog also receives vitamins A, C, and K, and minerals including calcium, copper, iron, manganese, and potassium. These vegetables have the superpowered combination of vitamins and minerals to keep your dog healthy.

3. Spinach

Raw spinach contains a lot of iron to help your dog's muscles and circulatory system. Spinach helps fight cardiovascular issues, inflammatory diseases, and cancer in dogs as well as in humans.

4. Apples

Fresh apples in the fall are a fantastic treat to eat right off the tree. You dog benefits from apples, too. These fruits are rich in immune-boosting antioxidants and vitamin C, while providing a sweet treat for Fido. Fiber in the skins help digestion, but be wary of apple seeds, which contain small amounts of cyanide — though usually not enough to cause any harm.

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