A balanced diet is a base.
No matter the owner is going to choose a RAW diet, prepared cooked meals or feeding with casual dog food, the most important part is to supply the right amount of minerals, nutrients, and vitamins.
The most common mistake is an assumption, that bought dog food is balanced good enough. Popular products sold in markets are not of the best quality. It’s good to compare the composition of different companies and choose the best one for your dog. An active dog needs a different diet than a small couch dog. It’s similar to choosing the right food compared to the age of a dog. Cans with food for puppies are going to have a different composition than cans for older dogs.
How to improve dog's diet?
Even when your dog's diet is based on a good balanced, ready dog’s food, it’s good to sometimes give your friend something extra. Treats also help in training your dog, but if you want to prepare them yourself, you should know what can be healthy and what should you avoid. Lots of owners wonder, what vegetarian dog treats are and which vegetables and fruits should be good enough to stay in your dog's diet. Adding some more vegetables and fruits is surely not going to make any damage to your dog’s health but changing diet to a full vegetarian isn’t the best idea.
Fruits that are a good choice for dogs:
- apples (without seeds),
And some vegetables that are safe for dog's digestive system:
- sweet potatoes,
What vegetarian dog treats are?
Alternative for housemade dog treats are bought products in animal stores. Because of the popularity of vegetarian and vegan food, lots of companies decided to add meat-free treats to their offer. In this group, you can find freeze-dried vegetables and fruits, cookies based on cereals with carrot, sweet potatoes or also pumpkin, teethers which composition contains rice or dairy.
Because of the richness of vitamins and fiber, it’s good to think about comparing vegetable participation in the dog's menu. Even if your friend’s not going to like them in pure form, you can always give treats to him in form of cookies or other ready dog treats.