7. Green Beans
Just as green beans are healthy for humans, they are highly beneficial for dogs, too.
Green beans are highly recommended for dogs that are overweight and in serious need of weight loss. Being high in fiber but low in calories, green beans make a healthy treat alternative that’s filling but will not add any weight.
These green vegetables also provide your pet with lots of iron, magnesium, manganese and vitamins A, K and C. Vitamin A helps preserve your dog’s eye health and maintain optimal heart health, while vitamin K promotes blood clotting. Vitamin C enhances your dog’s immunity and helps regulate blood pressure.
Make sure to feed your dog only fresh beans or canned ones. Dogs love to crunch on fresh vegetables. If choosing canned green beans, opt for one that has no added salt.
You can serve green beans as 50 percent of your dog’s regular food.
Salmon is very high in healthy omega-3 fatty acids and is highly nutritious for your dog. Omega-3 fatty acids do wonders for the skin, coat and brain, as well as limiting inflammatory processes that cause arthritic pain and other chronic canine conditions.
Salmon also provides excellent protein as well as many essential vitamins and minerals that boost the immune system.
You can give your pooch unseasoned, cooked salmon no more than twice a week. Never give your dog uncooked salmon for any reason.
Along with salmon, other cold-water fish like tuna, herring and so on are also healthy for your pet.
As an alternative to cooked fish, you can add fish oil to the dog’s regular food.
Note: Do not feed raw salmon or salmon seasoned with onion, garlic or other herbs to your dog.