Superfoods perfect for sharing with your pet from your plate!
What makes a “super” food? Edibles that deliver the maximum amount of nutrients with minimum calories.
Humans and dogs can share several foods that are nutritionally dense and pack a lot of benefits into one serving.
These super foods help people and their pets fight disease, boost energy and maintain good health in general. They make great additions to your & your dog’s diet. Consider adding these nutritionally-packed components to compliment your dog’s eating regime.
Be sure to introduce these foods gradually and with the proper proportions, and check with your veterinarian if your dog has any dietary or health concerns.
Superfoods for Dogs aren’t just good for your dog, each food has certain properties that helps protect, build and nourish specific elements of your dog’s body.
Whether you’ve got a new pup, a pet prone to allergies or a senior in his golden years, these fresh dog friendly foods will keep your best friend healthy on the inside and out.
Sweet potatoes are rich in beta-carotene and antioxidants, and are also high in vitamins A and C.
Among the highest vegetables on the nutrition scale, sweet potatoes include Manganese and Iron which are good for a healthy coat and immune system.
Their high level of fibre also aids in healthy digestion. You can slice and bake them to serve as a snack, or add boiled portions to your dog’s dinner.
Fish / Sardines
Fish are a rich source of omega-3 fatty acids, which are essential to your pet's well-being.
If you supplement your pet's diet with fish, we recommend you use sardines packed in water. Sardines don't live long enough to store toxins (mercury) in their bodies, and they're a terrific source of omega-3s.
Oily fishes such as herring, salmon, sardines, mackerel and anchovies (our choice. Small fish, less toxins) are bursting with omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3s do wonders for skin, coat and brain as well as limit inflammatory processes that cause arthritic pain and other chronic canine conditions.
Oily fish make a perfect addition to any senior dog’s diet. These fishes are an abundant source of Omega-3 fats which support your senior dog’s immune system, as well as maintaining a healthy skin and coat.
Not an everyday food, oily fish are better off served once or twice a week for optimum health.
Raw Pumpkin Seeds
Raw pumpkin seeds, are a rich source of minerals, vitamin K, and phytosterols. They also contain L-tryptophan and are a good source of zinc, vitamin E, and B vitamins. Research suggests pumpkin seeds can reduce inflammation caused by arthritis, and support prostate health.
Not only is this another great antioxidant, but it also helps with diarrhoea and constipation. FYI – carrots are also great for digestion and diarrhoea.
Broccoli supports detoxification processes in your dog's body (and yours); contains healthy fibres to aid digestion; is rich in beneficial nutrients like potassium, calcium, protein and vitamin C; has anti-inflammatory properties; supports eye health; helps repair skin damage; and supports heart health.
Your pet may prefer broccoli steamed, although many dogs eat florets fresh, with no problems. Chopped broccoli stems make great detox treats, too.
Eggs are another one of nature’s most wholesome foods for dogs. Eggs are not only economical, but they’re one of the most complete and nutritious foods available. Eggs are a nearly complete source of amino acids (the building blocks of proteins), and contain lots of vitamin A, riboflavin, folate, vitamin B12, iron, selenium and fatty acids. Feed the egg with the shell off .