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Vegetables for dogs - these vegetables can eat your dog

Gemüse für Hunde – diese Gemüsesorten darf dein Hund fressen

Crunchy vitamin bomb or harmful to health? This is the question many dog fans ask when it comes to feeding vegetables. You want to give your dog vegetables, but don't know which is is the right one? Don't worry. Here come the vegetables that your furry nose taste and do really good.

Why should dogs eat vegetables?

Dogs love meat, but they are not pure carnivores. In fact, our domestic dogs can be described as carnivorous omnivores. In fact, wolves don't just eat meat, but also plants, fruit, vegetables and grass, for example. They also eat the plant remains in the stomachs of their prey. Vegetables can and should therefore go into your dog's bowl. Why? Because they absorb important vitamins and minerals that they need for vitality and health. Fibre in vegetables keeps dogs' digestion on the go and their intestines fit. Good to know: High-quality dog food already contains vegetables. You can feed your four-legged friend veggies as required.

Which vegetables are suitable for dogs?

Before you feed your dog vegetables, take a close look at the type of vegetable. Not all vegetables that we humans like to eat are suitable for our furry friends.Some vegetables are even poisonous for dogs. Can dogs eat raw vegetables? In general, dogs can eat raw vegetables if they can tolerate them. However, some vegetables should not be eaten raw as they are harmful to dogs.

In general, vegetables that you can eat raw can also be eaten raw by your dog. With cabbage, you should pay attention to the quantity. If your pet is not used to this, it can lead to flatulence. However, this should not be confused with an intolerance, as it is a normal reaction.

However, some dogs prefer to eat vegetables that have been doused with hot water, grated or steamed rather than raw. Heating also breaks down the nutrients better and makes them more digestible. It is therefore up to you to decide whether you prefer to feed the vegetables raw or cooked.

The following vegetables are not allowed in your dog's bowl because they are TOXIC for him:

  • Avocado
  • Onions
  • Garlic
  • Hops
  • Manioc
  • Macadamia nuts
  • Raw legumes

In the case of fruit, this applies to grapes and sultanas!

How to prepare vegetables for dogs?

You can feed many types of vegetables raw. Before feeding, wash the vegetables and then chop or puree them. Add some salmon oil to the bowl so that your furry friend can absorb the fat-soluble vitamins in the vegetables. You can also cook vegetables, which usually makes them easier to digest and more filling. Raw vegetables, on the other hand, usually have a high fibre content, which helps your dog's digestion. If you decide to cook the food, you can add the cooking water to the bowl. This is where many of the important vitamins are released from the vegetables.

How much vegetables do dogs tolerate?

ow much vegetables dogs like and tolerate in their food is individual. Try out different varieties. Observe your dog after eating vegetables. If he gets flatulence or shows signs of discomfort, you should feed him fewer vegetables next time or try a different variety. This may be the case with cabbage, for example.

It is difficult to specify a certain amount of vegetables. It is generally assumed that a balanced diet contains 80 % animal products. This is then supplemented by around 15 % vegetables and 5 % fruit. However, a significantly higher proportion of vegetables is also possible. However, the higher the proportion of vegetables you choose, the more important it is to calculate the food ration professionally so that your dog gets all the nutrients it needs even with little or no meat.

Tip: Simply offer your dog vegetables as a snack between meals. A carrot, for example, is a healthy and nutritious treat with the woof factor!

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