Want a Super Dog?? Give Them Super Foods! [Article]

Wag News, last updated 31st, Jul 2014, Neha Manchanda

Want a super dog? It’s time to feed them super foods! By definition, superfoods are the food products that offer maximum nutrients output with minimum calories. There are a lot of super foods that are available for humans and which can be easily shared with our canine friends. These nutrient rich foods offer health with every serving. Not only these foods help in maintaining good health, they fight diseases and boost energy. They are much better than packaged food!


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Blueberries are great superfoods that can be easily substituted as dog training treats. Loaded with phytochemicals, blueberries are one of the best antioxidants that a dog can have. Not only are blueberries high in fiber, they are also rich in vitamin C and Vitamin E.



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Kale is a leafy vegetable that is supercharged with vitamins A, E and C and is a good source of antioxidants. Kale, with its anti inflammatory properties, helps the liver de - toxify the body well.



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Carrots is one of superfoods that almost all dogs love. These crunchy superfoods can be used as treats for dogs. Carrots are loaded with carotenoids, fiber, vitamin C and K as well as potassium, magnesium and phosphorus.



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Pumpkin is one the best superfoods around. Being low in calories and high on fiber, pumpkin helps in maintaining a healthy digestive system. Pumpkin is loaded with carotenoids, potassium, vitamin C and calcium and is super healthy for your dog!

Sweet Potatoes

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Sweet Potatoes are one of the healthiest tuberous roots which are rich in beta - carotene and have more that 150% more antioxidants than blueberries. Super good for the immune system, sweet potatoes are also high on vitamin A and vitamin C.



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Oily fishes such as salmon, herring, sardines, anchovies and mackerel are popular for their richness in omega 3 fatty acids. Omega 3 fatty acids work wonders for the skin and fur of your dogs. Fish is also good for for the brain and limits inflammatory processes. Fish are also an excellent source of proteins and minerals.



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Quinoa is a protein rich super food that is rich in amino acids and is a good source of fiber, iron, magnesium and many other phytochemicals. Quinoa is a potent antioxidant and reduces the risk of diabetes.


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Don’t all dogs love yogurt?? Rich in active probiotics, yogurt improves digestive function and makes an excellent source of calcium, vitamin B 12, potassium, zinc and iodine.



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Broccoli aids in the detoxification process as it contains healthy fiber to aid in digestion. Broccoli is not only rich in beneficial nutrients like potassium, calcium, protein and vitamin C, it has anti - inflammatory properties that keeps skin, eyes and heart healthy.

Beside these superfoods, there are many simple wholesome foods that humans and dogs should include in their diet such a apples, green beans, papaya, eggs, oats and banana. Animal proteins such as chicken, turkey, duck, goat and fish should be an integral part of their meals. Not only are they an excellent source of protein, but also good for the overall health of dogs.

Do share with us the superfoods that you feed your dog!

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