Anti-inflammatory phytonutrients, prebiotics, fiber, healthy fats – what’s not to love?
Daily smoothies can be healthy for both the dog parent and the dog if the ingredients are safe and add nutritional value. It’s not a lean source of veggies for dogs, but there are benefits that might make it a worthwhile trade-off now and then. For example, my dog eats pretty much anything and has a passion for bitter greens but try giving him celery and he backs away as though it might attack him. Since I’d like him to receive the benefits, giving him a bit of my smoothie (which doesn’t taste at all like celery) works well.
This is so easy to make and boosts the nutrient value of your healthy dog’s food bowl.
Excessive amounts of parsley can cause more frequent urination.
A small amount of this yummy treat goes a long way!
Leafy greens are brimming with antioxidants that are anti inflammatory.
Parsley provides luteolin, beta carotene, and a volatile oil called myristicin which is considered to be chemoprotective.
2. Pill Pockets – because they’re stinky, they can make hiding pills easier.
3. Treats for dogs with cancer (although, we recommend fresh sardines vs canned sardines for dogs with mast cell tumors due to the higher histamine content in canned fish).
- 2 cans sardines with bones, packed in water, drained (170 grams drained weight)
- 2 TBS finely chopped raw broccoli
- 1 large egg, beaten
✅beta carotene, water-soluble flavanoids (in basil) orientin and vicenin that defend cell structures
✅glucoraphanin, a compound that is converted into a potent antioxidant called sulforaphane in broccoli
✅polyphenolic flavonoid compounds from butternut squash and pumpkin.
Beef liver is sometimes included in the diets we formulate. Although it contains other nutrients, beef liver is a very rich source of copper, so not much has to be fed in order to meet a dog’s copper requirement.
Here’s an easy way to have the right amount of beef liver ready at all times. Use it as a treat, or mix in food. The broth can be used as an addition to food, or for a warm, liquid snack.
If you’ve been looking for dog food recipes and treats, you’ve come to the right place.
These frozen treats are super-easy to make. They’ve received two paws up from our own dog, and the furry taste testers so far. Keep in mind that while they’re fun to make and cute to look at, they actually serve a really good purpose from a nutritional standpoint. This is an anti inflammatory treat that’s brimming with antioxidants.