Your dog is officially now a vegan. Is it safe to add fruits to their diet? You can add fruits to their vegan meal plan but it is normally given as a treat. It is best if you give your dog small portions. Here are 5 fruits that you can give to your dogs for them to have a healthier meal.
Watermelons are a great source of water. Not only that it also contain Vitamin C, Vitamin A, magnesium, lycopene and potassium. Watermelons support the dog’s immune system and reduce the risk of cancer.
Do not give them watermelon seeds or feed them rinds of the fruit. It is recommended to feed your dog one to three small slices of watermelon per treat. It is best to include watermelons on your dog’s vegan meal plan if they are dehydrated.
Bananas are good sources of carbohydrates and potassium. They help make your dog’s coat shiny and smooth. Bananas also give the energy boost dogs need.
Never let your pets eat the banana peel. Give about an inch of this sweet treat.
Pears are fiber rich food sources. Pectin, a fiber found in pears and apples, lowers cholesterol, stabilize glucose levels and prevents colon cancer. They also have Vitamin A, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin C and Vitamin E. Not only that, it also has a high content of niacin, phosphorus, folic acid and copper. Pears can boost the immune system and aids in metabolism.
Do not give pear seeds as it contains cyanide. Give one or two pear cubes for your pet.
As mentioned earlier, apples also have pectin, which is a type of fiber. It also has vitamin C, potassium, phytonutrients and flavonoids. Apples help clean dog’s teeth and freshens their breath.
Apple seeds contain arsenic so it is recommended never to give them the apple core or apple seeds. Give them half a slice of apple for a treat.
Cantaloupes contain Vitamin A and Vitamin C. They are high in fiber as well as beta-carotene, niacin, folic acid, magnesium, potassium, thiamine and pantothenic acid. It improves your canine’s eyesight. It helps reduce the risk of cancer and prevents cell damage.
One inch of a cantaloupe wedge can be given to your pet.
If it is the first time to feed your dog, give small quantities. There is a possibility that it could be allergic to it. Make sure to give them clean fruit and avoid giving them the whole fruit. Remove any seeds or pits of the fruit as it may contain toxins or is not suitable for their digestion. Some dogs do not like to eat fruits raw and prefer to drink them instead. Add a small amount of fruit in their vegan meal plan if you wish their diet to have a more fruity flavor.
Avoid feeding your dogs grapes and raisins because it can cause kidney damage. Persimmons and citrus fruits like oranges, lime, grapefruit and lemons can also have an affect with your dogs’ digestive system. Do not feed dogs avocados because they can experience painful oxygen deprivation that may lead to death or pancreatitis. Do not feed them seeds, pits, cores or rinds of fruit, as it may be poisonous in their digestive system.
Fruits are a great source of vitamins and other nutrients for dogs. It provides them a better immune system and reduces the risks of certain diseases. Feed them fruits in moderation.