Adding fresh leafy greens, seasonal squash, cruciferous veggies is one of the easiest things you can do to add nutrients to your dog’s daily diet… especially if you’re still feeding kibble.
Adding leafy greens can reduce the risk of disease in your dog by up to 70%.
When you begin adding in these veggies you need to do a couple of things to ensure they can digest them most efficiently…
1) Lightly steam or blanch your veggies — don’t over cook them
2) Whir them through the food processor or chopper to begin breaking down the veggie for easier digestion and nutrient absorbption
Ever seen your dog poop out a carrot in basically the same way it went in? Try it — you give your dog a baby carrot as a treat and you’re going to see chunks of carrots on the back end. So the Vitamin A nutrients weren’t really absorb and used by the body….
remember, your dog’s body stopped making the digestive enzymes needed to break down veggies into nutrients.
Steam, Whir and add some enzymes.