Are cooked veggies good for dogs?

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Steamed veggies are good for dogs for the same reasons they're good for people.

Not only do they contain vitamins and minerals to help stave off cancer and other degenerative diseases, they provide plenty of fiber that can help keep your dog's digestive system healthy.

Feeding vegetables is a great way to keep your dog healthy while also reducing costs and extra trips to the store to buy pet food. Just like us, dogs require a variety of organic foods and nutrients for a balanced diet. Veggies are rich in fiber, minerals, antioxidants, enzymes and phyto-nutrients not found in meat.
Any veg you give to your dog should be raw or boiled/steamed with no extra oils, butter or flavourings. Always cut it into bite-sized pieces to avoid choking and feed in moderation, especially if your dog isn't used to eating fresh veg.

Here's a list of 20 fruits and veggies that are good for dogs.

  • Carrots. If my dog Laika had her way I'd be using carrots as dog treats everyday — she absolutely loves them.
  • Sugar Snap Peas.
  • Green Beans.
  • Apples.
  • Blueberries.
  • Sweet Potatoes.
  • Watermelon (Seedless)
  • Strawberries.

Tips for Serving Fruits and Veggies to Your Dog.

In general, they should be a small portion of a dog's diet.

Watch sugar content: Fruits contain a lot of sugar, so keep quantities small.

High fiber: Fiber is a good thing, and most fruits and vegetables are also high in fiber.


Green leafy vegetables such as raw spinach, celery, bok choy, broccoli, kale, mustard greens and endive are all good to feed a dog, according to Dr.

Ian Billinghurst, a veterinarian and founder of the Biologically Appropriate Raw Feeding Diet, or BARF.

Herbs such as parsley are also beneficial.


"Fresh vegetables make excellent diabetic dog treats," says Dr.

Osborne. Some choices dogs love include: broccoli, cauliflower, string beans, and cucumber slices.

Veggies can be given to your dog fresh, cooked or frozen.

Just like in humans, dog diabetes is best managed by portion control.


Fruits and veggies for pets

  • Apple. Apples are high in fiber and low in fat, making them an ideal snack for overweight or senior pets who may have a lower metabolism.
  • Apricot. The fleshy fruit of apricots can make a good treat for cats and dogs.
  • Banana.
  • Blueberries.
  • Cantaloupe.
  • Cranberries.
  • Mango.
  • Orange.
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