Fruits, Vegetables and Vegetarian Dog Treats
As we have all been taught since the introduction of the UK Department of Health’s ‘5 a day’ campaign, in 2002, it is essential to have a regular and varied portions of fruits and vegetables in order to maintain a healthy diet, and in turn a healthy lifestyle. And it's no surprise that the same can be said for our canine companions. Although they may not need as many, it is still important to keep a good amount of fruits and vegetables in their diets to provide all the essential vitamins and minerals that cannot be provided by meat and fish alone. At our lovely natural pet shop we have a wide variety of virtuous vegetarian dog treats, that are perfect for those dogs who are looking for a boost to their nutrition as well as being a delicious treat.
Fabulous Fruits and Vegetarian Dog Treats
Many fruits can be brilliantly beneficial to your dog, providing rich sources of many essential vitamins, minerals and, of course, dietary fibre. In this post we’ve picked out a few of our favourite fruits, highlighted their benefits and have pointed out some of our tremendous treats that contain these invigorating ingredients, so your dogs can feel the brilliant benefits of all of these fabulous fruits with every bite.
Although tomatoes may not seem like an obvious choice for your dog’s dinner, these resplendently red fruits have a myriad of health benefits for your canine companions. They are a great source of soluble and insoluble fibres, which helps to maintain blood sugar levels and supports a healthy digestion. Tomatoes are also a rich source of; Vitamins C, which helps to reduce inflammation and cognitive ageing, Vitamin K, which is necessary for blood clotting and prevents bleeding issues, and potassium, which is an electrolyte and helps with impulses in the heart brain and nervous system. Your delightful dogs can get all the brilliant benefits of tomatoes in our Natural Cornish Pet - Fruit and Vegetable Bones.
Another non-obvious choice for the diets of our four legged friends, are the superb summertime treat of strawberries. These quintessentially British berries are not just a treat for the tastebuds, they are an excellent source of Vitamin C, of dietary fibre and there's anecdotal evidence to show that they can be beneficial for teeth too. Strawberries are also a good source of antioxidants, which can help with a variety of doggy ailments such as skin problems and respiratory diseases. Our range of vegetarian dog treats includes the fabulous Vegetable & Peanut Butter Dental Twists, which utilise the bountiful benefits of strawberry in their recipe.
Apples are also a rich source of Vitamin C, Potassium and antioxidants. They are also a great source of fibre and as such can help a dog to maintain its weight at a healthy level. This fabulous fruit also has the added bonus of being great for their gums and teeth. Therefore it's no surprise that apple can be found as an ingredient in our Natural Cornish Pet Fruit and Vegetable Star Sticks, which also feature a superb shape that helps to get between the teeth and massage the gums, and as such is the perfect treat for those dogs with less than beautiful smelling breath.
Virtuous Vegetables In Our Natural Grain Free Dog Treats
As we all know vegetables are an essential part of our dogs diets and the virtuous vegetarian dog treats we have on our shelves make use of a myriad of them. So much so that we have written whole journal posts on several of these ingenious ingredients so you can always be fully informed about what your four legged friends are munching on.
Stupendous sweet potato has a plethora of brilliant benefits for your four legged friends and you can find out more in our journal Here>
Pumpkin is another one of the fab vegetables that has so many benefits we had to write its very own post. You can find out all about perfect pumpkin for your dogs Here>
And You can Give Your Dogs all the Benefits of Pumpkin With our Fruit & Veg Dental Bones, Available Here>
One of the amazing ingredients in our Vegetable Dental Sticks is brilliant broccoli. This perfect plant is a rich source of Vitamin K, calcium and potassium, can help to promote strong healthy bones and is, therefore, perfect for growing dogs. Our Natural Cornish Pet - Vegetable Dental Sticks contain broccoli and are also a fabulously functional treat for any occasion.