Dog Friendly Vegetable Gardening
When you’re considering the addition of vegetables to your dog’s diet, it’s important to be aware of ones that are potentially harmful to dogs. Two that should be avoided are garlic and onions since they’re known to cause anemia in dogs if consumed in high enough concentration. Other vegetables that can potentially have adverse effects on dogs include avocados, tomatoes, and wild mushrooms. Also, never feed your dog grapes or raisins because they can cause renal failure.
Never leave your pup unattended in the vegetable garden since the green leaves and stems of many common vegetables can cause a wide range of health problems. Many people with dogs put a chicken wire or other type of fence around their vegetable plot. It keeps the area off limits to curious canines and protects your crop from rabbit damage.
Vegetables Safe For Dogs Include:
* Green Beans
* Sweet Potatoes
To make vegetables more digestive system friendly, cut them into smaller pieces. You can also cook them by steaming in a steamer. Using the steam method will preserve more of the healthy nutrients and phytochemicals than most other cooking methods will. Limit vegetables to no more than a quarter of your dog’s food intake a day and serve them along with a high quality source of protein.