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Are Vegetables Safe for Dogs?

Are Vegetables Safe for Dogs?
Are Vegetables Safe for Dogs?

The quick answer? YES! After evolving alongside humans for thousands of years, dogs are omnivorous, which means they can digest and make excellent use of starchy, plant-based foods. 

→ Veggies, when lightly steamed and cooled, are a great treat or part of a home cooked meal for dogs.

→ Vegetables contain highly-absorbable phytonutrients and antioxidants 

→ Broccoli contains more vitamin C than oranges! Broccoli contains 89 milligrams of vitamin C, oranges only contain 53 milligrams per 100 grams. 

→ Adding fresh foods, like veggies, to your dog’s diet whether as treats or part of a home-cooked diet have shown to increase longevity. One study of 522 dogs showed that the dogs fed a home-cooked diet lived on average of 13.1 years, while the dogs fed a commercial diet lived an average of 10.4 years. 

Ok, ready to add some delicious veggies to your pup’s diet or treat regimen? Grab a copy of our Guide to Cooking for Dogs to get tips on the best type of veggie snacks for your pup!