Does my dog need vegetables?

You need vegetables to maintain a healthy diet, but does your dog?

Carbohydrates are needed for the brain, thyroid and liver to function optimally. Vegetables provide dogs with essential nutrients they aren’t likely to get from other sources. Vegetables and greens can also help maintain a good pH balance, which is thrown off by an excess of protein.

Tip: If you feed your dog a kibbled food and want to add extra healthy nutrition, add some good veggies. Steaming or finely grating vegetables makes them easier for dogs to digest.

Veggies that are good for your dog

  • green beans
  • spinach
  • sweet potato
  • asparagus
  • brussels sprouts
  • cucumber
  • edamame (shelled)