Yes, many experts recommend that fruit and vegetable ingredients are blended before adding to your dog's meal.
Here are some nutritious examples to include:
such as carrots, sweet potato, swede and butternut squash.
including peas, spinach, seaweed and kale.
such as apple, cranberries, blackberries, blueberries and plums.
including parboiled brown rice and oats.
What are the benefits of fresh fruit and veggies for your dog?
Fruits and vegetables carry some unique benefits your dog can’t get from animal products. It is understood that when they were living in the wild, your dog’s ancestors ate a reasonable amount of grasses and berries. We have shared our top ten tips
for keeping your pet happy and healthy before...
Here is a list of those benefits from adding raw fruit and veggies:
(fiber) are indigestible plant fibers helping to improve your dog's gut health.
is the green pigment in plants that makes your dog’s cells detox his liver
and digestive system.
are important antioxidants that protect your dog from aging and disease. They are found in yellow, orange and red colored fruits and vegetables like squash, carrots and cantaloupe.
is another powerful antioxidant, giving many vegetables their red color. It is found in tomatoes, carrots, red cabbage and watermelon.
is a further antioxidant that is known to protect the eyes, skin and heart and is found in dark leafy greens and in yellow plants, including kale, broccoli, oranges and papaya.
or bioflavonoids can regulate cell signaling and in addition contain antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. It is usually the case that the more colorful the plant food, the higher it is in bioflavonoids.
If your dog is unlike Libby above and cannot be persuaded to chomp on raw veggies, you can either run them through a juicer or lightly steam them first before adding to his or her food.
Their health can only benefit from this extra ingredient in their diet.