Can Dogs Eat Beets?

Can Dogs Eat Beets?

Beet or beetroot, as they are commonly called, is a root vegetable that was domesticated in the Middle East in the 8th century B.C. This root crop originated in the Mediterranean region from the sea beet, which can still be found growing wild to this day. It was then mainly used for medicinal purposes until the 1800’s when French chefs realized its potential as a side dish.

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Can Dogs Eat Pumpkin?

Can Dogs Eat Pumpkin?

Pumpkins are actually a fruit in the squash family and are low in saturated fat, cholesterol and sodium.  It’s a good source of vitamin e, thiamin, niacin, vitamin b6, folate, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, vitamin a, vitamin c, riboflavin, potassium, copper and manganese.  Like many fruits, pumpkins contain high amounts of fiber which is important to digestive health. 

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Can Dogs Eat Honey?

Can Dogs Eat Honey?

Honey is a natural sweetener that contains vitamins A, B-complex, C, D, E, and K, plus calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, silicon, sulfur, potassium, manganese, copper, and iodine. Some dog owners have found additional health benefits to feeding raw local honey to their dogs including improved mobility in arthritic dogs, higher energy levels, stress reduction and improved digestion.

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Can Dogs Eat Avocados?

Can Dogs Eat Avocados?

Kirby, who is now 7 years old, has been eating avocado since he was a little puppy.  One of my favorite lunches is small curd cottage cheese with slices of avocado.  Kirby always gets a dollop of cottage cheese and a slice of avocado.  It's never made him ill, not even an upset stomach. 

Avocados are cholesterol free, sodium free, and low saturated fat with only 5.0 grams of fat per serving.  In fact, most of the fat found in an avocado is monosaturated fat, a “good fat” that may help lower cholesterol.  They are an excellent source of fiber, potassium (containing 60% more than bananas), vitamin K, Vitamin B9, vitamin B6, vitamin B5 vitamin C, and vitamin E, and research suggests this fruit can lower cholesterol levels, reduce the risk of diabetes, promote lower body weight, and prevent cancer. 

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