How To Feed Your Dog A Healthy Diet Without Causing Him To Eat Too Much Of It (And Not Even Eat It)
Dogs are herbivores. They can get nutrients from both meat and plant sources. Dogs have sharp incisor and canine teeth for chewing meat and flattened premolar and molar teeth for eating plant matter. The length of the dog’s digestive tract is relatively longer compared to that of a true carnivore like the cat.
Most vegetables are safe for dogs because they are cut into small portions. Certain vegetables are avoided. Brussel sprouts are high in fiber and vitamins C and K. They also contain trace amounts of other numerous vitamins and minerals. Carrot is a good source of fiber, but they can also be high in sugar. Avoid these if your dog is overweight or has diabetes. Sweet potatoes are the source of potassium, selenium, and manganese. They are easily digestible. Mushrooms are a good protein and fiber source.
Some species of mushroom are used in Chinese herbal supplements for their medicinal properties. Some veterinarians who are certified in Chinese acupuncture and herbal medicine may recommend mushroom supplements. Asparagus can be an excellent low-calorie treat that can help with weight loss and maintain a healthy digestive tract. . .