Are you afraid to feed your dog people food but worried that dry dog food isn’t enough to help her stay healthy?
Giving your dog people food is the least of your concerns, a diet of nothing but dry kibble is what you should be worrying about…
When asked if you feed your dog people food do you adamantly exclaim…
“My dog NEVER gets people food! I ONLY feed him dry dog food, nothing from the table ever!!!”
If that’s you, it’s time to rethink the way you feed your canine companion.
Unless they’ve been living on Mars, most pet owners have figured out that even the most premium kibble is sadly lacking in the living nutrients to help keep their dog healthy but most people don’t have a clue as to how to start adding people food items to their dog’s dinner dish.
So what’s the answer? Few people have the time to feed a raw diet, much less cook for their dogs, but what if you could begin a few times a week to improve your good dog’s diet and help your dog thrive?
Here are two simple additions to make if you’re worried your BFF isn’t getting all she needs from that lifeless bag of dry kibble.
Step 1. Add leafy green vegetables to your dog’s diet 3 times a week.
A study by Purdue University showed an incredible 90% reduction in rates of bladder cancer in dogs who recieved greens like spinach or kale mixed in with their regular diet of ordinary dry dog food.
Step 2. Two Sardines twice a week.
I know, sardines,,, right? Trust me, they may smell yucky to humans but your dog or cat will think they are fabulous. Plus, sardines are loaded, absolutely loaded with key nutrients for your pet.
(Totally worth the smell).
Here’s a great article on how to reap the sardine’s fishy benefits by Rodney Habib of Planet Paws, a pioneer in helping pets live longer lives with nutrition.
Remember to make changes to your pet’s diet slowly to avoid digestive upset.
Start with a small amount of the new food added to the regular diet to help not only avoid digestive upset but help your dog or cat accept the new flavors. Play it smart and outthink your pet if she’s on the fussy side. Disguise the tiniest bit of spinach in a teaspoon of yogurt (another healthy people food addition to the diet) or stir a few slivers of kale into a tablespoon of lean ground beef to get started.
(You probably won’t have to hide the sardines, most pets adore them).
Small changes that will help you have a healthier pet who will be happy to reward your efforts with a fishy kiss (whether you want one or not).