Fabulous Fall Foods For Fido
There’s a chill in the morning air, the leaves are changing color and there’s a faint whiff of fall in the air! This is the perfect season to get some serious outdoor time with your precious pooch. And what better than to celebrate with some seasonal food. But, what food can your pup enjoy? Here’s some thoughts:
Go apple picking and share the bounty with Fido. Apples are a great source of vitamins and fiber for you and your dog. Just be sure to remove the seeds and core as they contain cyanide. And cut the apple into small pieces to avoid choking.www.akc.org/expert-advice/nutrition/fruits-vegetables-dogs-can-and-cant-eat/
Find the nearest pumpkin patch and spend some time picking the perfect gourd. Plain pumpkin is great for dogs — just make sure it is cooked (you can purchase plain pumpkin at the grocery store, or boil your own to make it soft). This is a great source of fiber and can help with digestive issues such as diarrhea or constipation. https://www.webmd.com/pets/dogs/can-i-give-dog-pumpkin
Give everyone’s eyes a boost with carrots, which are a fun and crunchy snack for dogs. Low in calories and a great source of vitamins these can be a fan favorite. Just make sure they are the right size for you dog and don’t create a choking hazard. https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/nutrition/can-dogs-eat-carrots/
Sweet potatoes, plain and cooked for easy eating are rich in vitamins and fiber. Just don’t season them…Fido will love them plain.
Small quantities of cranberries are rich in antioxidants and can support urinary tract health. Start slowly with these as some dogs don’t like the taste.
Easy peasy green beans, when lightly cooked, are a low-cal treat and good source of fiber. https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/nutrition/can-dogs-have-green-beans/
And don’t forget the squash! Cooked Butternut and/or Acorn are great options that are low in calories and provide vitamins and fiber. https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/nutrition/can-dogs-have-green-beans/
Lots to chew on here but the the bottom line is Fall is replete with great foods for Fido. Just remember too much of a good thing is just that, too much. So start slow with these treats and monitor your pup’s reaction. Even better, purchase these nutritious foods already prepared and watch your pup gobble them up. Wag Tantrum () features many of these fall favs and all you have to do is thaw, scoop and serve! You and your pup will be happy knowing you are serving 100% organic dog food!