Did you know that there are snacks that are not only healthy for you, but for your pet as well?
At Pet Releaf, we view our pets as equal members of the family! So when we go to the grocery store we make sure to grab snacks that aren’t just good for us, but also for our furry companions, and we’re not talking about the pet aisle. From fresh produce to some of your favorite snack time foods, there are plenty of options that are already on your weekly list that are also safe for your dogs or cats!
Carrots are a wonderful way for your dogs or cats to receive beneficial fibers and vitamins! They are a great source of Vitamin A, potassium, and fiber. They are even said to naturally clean your dog’s teeth. It’s the perfect option for rewarding your dog’s good behavior with a low-calorie snack instead of a high-calorie treat!
With carrots being low in fat, it’s a great option for dogs and cats who are looking to maintain a healthier weight. Cat’s bodies do not require vegetables in their diets since they thrive off of animal proteins. But it can be beneficial to use for dogs and cats in moderation as a low-calorie snack! We recommend baking or steaming and finely chopping up your carrots before providing them to your cat so it can be easily digested.
Eggs are a great option for when your dog’s digestive tract is upset. They are the perfect source of digestible protein, riboflavin, and selenium. Cats could also benefit from cooked eggs in moderation as they are a great protein supplement. It’s ideal to make sure that these eggs are fully cooked before feeding to your pet as raw egg whites can result in a biotin deficiency!
Blueberries are a great source of fiber, phytochemicals, and Vitamin C. It is even said that adding antioxidants like the ones in blueberries to your dog’s diet could help reduce the effect of aging in the brain. Frozen or fresh blueberries are both safe options for your dog, but always make sure to wash them off before feeding! It is also important to monitor smaller dogs eating blueberries as it could be a choking hazard.
4. Peanut Butter
Peanut butter is an absolute lifesaver when you’re searching for a snack to keep your pup busy! It’s the perfect long-lasting treat and full of protein, healthy fats, niacin, Vitamin B, and Vitamin E. It is recommended to go with an unsalted version though since too much salt is never good for anyone, even dogs! Plus, it’s important to make sure that there are no sugar substitutes like Xylitol, which is not safe for dog consumption.
5. Green Beans
Green beans are a great source of Vitamin B6, Vitamin K, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, protein, iron, calcium, and also fiber! They are low in calories like carrots, so it definitely can help aid in maintaining a healthy weight for your dog or cat. It is important to note that only plain green beans will do the trick! Green beans coated with salt, seasonings, and oils would not be as healthy or safe for your pet to consume.
We even use some of these ingredients in Pet Releaf products
We utilize peanut butter and blueberries as ingredients in our CBD-infused Pet Releaf Edibites! They are available in two tasty flavors: