Did you know a Pedigree Jumbone is 300 calories! Thats over ⅓ of a medium dogs daily calorie intake (roughly 670-970 calories are recommended for a dog weighing 45-65lb). Not to mention all the processed foods and lack of vitamins. So next time, why not turn to a healthy and low calorie alternative. It’ll mean your dog gets “more” for less calories and why dog doesn’t like something fresh from the kitchen.
Low Calorie Snacks
- Carrots | Vitamin A
- Sweet Potato | Vitamin B6, C and Manganese. They’re great for digestive health due to high in dietary fiber. They’re also low in fat.
- Zucchini | Vitamin A, B, C, Potassium and Manganese. They can be anti-inflammatory.
- Green Beans | Vitamin K, C, Manganese and Iron
- Celery | Vitamins A, C, K, Potassium and Manganese. Low in fat and cholesterol.
- Apples | Vitamins A, C and dietary fiber. They can also be good for your dogs teeth.
- Blueberries | full of the antioxidant Anthocyanin which neutralize free radicals that can damage cells and tissue. They also protect the brain from oxidative stress and may reduce the effects of age-related conditions.
- Peas | Vitamins A & K, Potassium, Magnesium, Iron and Phosphorus for bone and muscle health
- Strawberries | full of antioxidants, high fiber and Vitamin C – they also contain enzymes that can help whiten your dog’s teeth
- Watermelon | primarily water but packed with Vitamins A, B6, C and Potassium
- Squash | Vitamins A, C, E, B6, Magnesium and Potassium
- Bananas | Vitamins C, B6, Magnesium and Potassium. They are high in sugar, so it’s not a great idea to overfed
- Pumpkin | great source of fiber and often recommended if your dog is experiencing constipation or diarrhea.
The Benefits of Vitamins for Your Dog
- Vitamin A | supports eye health
- Vitamin B | can help dog cope with daily stresses and keep them young and in overall health
- Vitamin B6 | supports a healthy nervous system
- Vitamin C | supports a healthy immunity system
- Vitamin E | for a healthy skin and coat
- Vitamin K | boosts protein metabolism and helps bind calcium in bones
- Magnesium | important for muscle health and necessary for your dogs heart, liver and digestive tract to function properly
- Potassium | necessary for the proper functioning of enzymes, muscles and nerves
- Iron | boosts immune system