Dog Friendly Vegetable Gardening

Pooch Enjoying A Carrot Snack

You can share some of the bounty from your backyard vegetable garden with your canine friend! Supplementing your dog’s meals with small amounts of veggies can be a healthy snack for your hound. By cultivating an organic garden, you ensure no traces of potentially toxic herbicides or pesticides make it into your pet’s dinner bowl.

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:

* Carrots

* Broccoli

* Celery

* Green Beans

* Spinach

* 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.

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Category: Fruit and Vegetable Gardening

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