Can dogs eat vegetables?

This is a question that a lot of people have on their minds. With the explosion of dog food brands around the world, there is so much information out there about what is healthy for a dog and what is not. Most reputable brands include a lot of added nutrients and supplements to their food anyway, so a lot of people do not bother with adding anything else to their dog’s diet.

I think supplementing your dog’s diet with some fruits and vegetables can be very beneficial to their health. Dogs are not natural carnivores and can digest fruit and vegetables well. Although, this should be in moderate quantities compared to their regular predominantly meat-based diet and it is recommended to check with your vet before adding additional plant-based treats.

Here are some fruits and vegetables that can be added to their diet, albeit start slowly and only add one at a time so that you can monitor how they feel in case they react to it.

Green beans, Carrots, Sweet potatoes (cooked), Peas, Corn kernels (as with peas, mashed or blended is safest), Cucumber, Celery, Pumpkin (cooked), Spinach, Zucchini, Apple (remove seeds), Banana.

My dog's favourite treat is apple, carrot, and banana. His love for bananas is the one that surprises most people. I think he was a monkey in his last life

Are there any fruits or vegetables that your dogs like? Let us know in the comments below so we can try them out ourselves.