Dogs require a variety of organic foods and nutrients for a balanced diet. Veggies are rich in fiber, minerals, antioxidants, enzymes and phyto-nutrients which are not found in meat. Vegetables for dogs should always be mashed, and lightly cooked if possible. When making vegetable mash always add a source of fat so your dog can absorb fat-soluble nutrients (vitamin E, D, K and A).
The best vegetables for dogs are:
Carrots are high in vitamin A and fiber. They can help clean your dog’s teeth and have a positive effect on eyes, skin, and hair. You can feed them raw, boiled, steamed, or grated.
Broccoli contains a huge variety of vitamins, including vitamin K, vitamin C and potassium, which improve bone density, battle diseases, and improve heart health in dogs. You can serve it steamed with yoghurt or cottage cheese, which are also rich in calcium.
Green beans are full of important vitamins and minerals. They are also low-calorie and rich in fiber, which can help dogs feel full. They can be raw, canned, steamed or chopped.
Sweet potatoes are great for digestive health because they are high in fiber. They contain vitamin B6, vitamin C, and manganese, plus they are rich in the antioxidant beta-carotene. Be sure to cook sweet potatoes before feeding them to your dog.
Celery is low in calories and contains many vitamins including A and C, which are antioxidants that will help keep your dog young and healthy.
Cucumbers are a great treat for dogs that have to lose weight. They are also full of phytonutrients and antioxidants, which offer your dog anti-inflammatory benefits.
Spinach is an incredibly nutrient-rich vegetable. It's high in vitamin C, K, B6, B9, E, iron, calcium, potassium and magnesium. A few ways you can prepare spinach for your dog is by steaming, blanching, or pureeing it to make it easier to digest.