It can get a little confusing and overwhelming sometimes choosing or knowing the right human food that dogs can eat safely. That is why we have put together list of some common foods that you may have in your fridge that might actually help your pets health and add benefits to their lifestyle and diet. (Ps. Make sure you check out the printable poster to pop on your fridge)
Dog Foods to help with Antioxidants
Antioxidants are a very important and beneficial part of your dogs diet, they help eliminate any toxins from your pets system. The antioxidants are the nutrients that are within the food that can help protect them from sickness, illness and Free Radicals. Most but not all antioxidants for dogs contain Vitamin C and E and have and the best part, Come in lots of rainbow colours so your dogs food bowl looks good enough for you to eat.
What are Free Radicals? We know we mentioned it above so we thought we would give you a brief summary. Free Radicals simply put are apart of our every day life oxygen.
Free radicals are highly reactive, oxygen-containing molecules that can damage cell membranes, enzymes and even DNA. Your pet's nervous and immune systems are especially vulnerable. Free radicals are now considered a factor in the progression of disease and premature ageing in dogs and cats.
We recommend Capsicums, Brussel Sprouts, Blueberries, Apples and Spinach to help increase antioxidants in your pets diet.
Anti-Inflammatory foods for dogs can help keep pets with chronic skin issues, gut, joint, arthritis and other symptoms similar in control and comfortable. Did you know that just like humans certain foods consumed in high doses can also be a huge trigger for pets with inflammatory issues so it is always important to balance out your pets diet.
The best Anti-Inflammatory pet foods consist of natural and organic high-quality proteins, fats and some vegetables. When choosing certain vegetables for your pet to consume it is important to not choose any that are high in sugar of carbohydrates.
We recommend adding Sardines, Asparagus, Papaya, Pineapple, Cranberries and Turmeric to your pets day-to-day diet but not at all once.
Just like humans pets can also develop cancel cells and that is why it is important to add foods into your pets diet that are for cancer prevention (Please note these foods do not cure cancer and purely for prevention). Cancer not only has the ability to affect your pets digestive system but it can cause other issues like loss of saliva which in turn can result in sore mouth ulcers. Some other symptoms such as Nausea, Vomiting, Diarrhoea can not only cause discomfort but loss of appetite so it is important to ensure that your pet is getting an overall balanced and healthy diet.
Here are some foods that we recommend to help prevent cancer Shiitake, Spirulina, Pumpkin, Ginger, Kale and Broccoli.
What are some Dog Superfoods
Superfoods are foods that add nutrients to your pets diet but helping fight diseases, boost immunity and energy and help maintain a healthy mind and body in your pet. Superfoods are also a great way to add maximum nutrients without the added calories - meaning any pet (after Vet Approval) can enjoy some superfoods from your own fridge.
Some of our favourite superfoods include Eggs, Pomegranate, Kelp, Wheatgrass, Coconut Oil and Sprouts.