I feed my dog a mix of canned and dry dog food. She seems healthy, but I’m wondering if there’s anything I should be supplementing her diet with?
Feed your dog more veggies
Dogs, like humans, are omnivores. That means we feel better and are healthier when we eat a variety of foods. Since most dogs are fed from a can or cup, they often aren’t receiving the healthy micronutrients found in raw or unprocessed vegetables. Carrots, spinach, green beans, celery, broccoli, and asparagus are great choices to give your dog. If your canine companion doesn’t like her veggies, try stuffing them inside a toy, freezing them in an ice cube or mixing them in with their regular food.
Start simple nutritional supplements
While everyone likes to think they eat a “balanced” or “healthy” diet, the fact is that there are often sizable nutritional gaps. It can be even worse for pets. To help overcome any potential nutritional deficiencies, commit to giving your pet some basic supplements. A good multivitamin and an omega-3 fatty acid supplement are a great start. Mushroom extracts (especially Maitake and reishi), flax seed oil, probiotics coenzyme Q10, SAMe and many other supplements may be chosen based on your pet’s individual needs.