Happy Saturday, Friends! Taylor and I hope that you are having a great start to your weekend!
So, today, let’s talk about food…dog food, that is! Specifically, fruits and veggies!
During a recent visit with Taylor’s holistic vet, Dr. S., she recommended that we put forth a better effort in giving Taylor more of a variety of fruits and vegetables. She informed us that this will guard against nutritional deficiencies or food sensitivities that could result if a dog eats the same kind of foods, day in and day out.
Regrettably, before this appointment, Taylor’s fruit/veggie menu was only two lines long: bananas and carrots.
Our Tasty Quest for Change Begins:
We first ventured into the doggy farmer’s market territory by introducing apples to Taylor. Unfortunately, apples do not seem to like Taylor’s tummy very much, so we scrapped that idea quickly.
Last week, we added celery onto her menu. Unlike apples, Taylor’s tummy and the celery have developed a good friendship, though it does take Taylor a few sniffs and stare-downs with the celery before she chomps away.
Lastly, two days ago, Taylor tried lettuce for the first time, and she loved it! According to PetGuide.com, lettuce is a water-dense vegetable that is full of nutrients…though it is a veggie that a dog should not have a lot of, as it could cause diarrhea! So, for Taylor, a few pieces every other day is best!
Below is a useful infographic about vegetables for dogs that I am planning to photocopy and keep on my refrigerator as Jeremy and I continue to add some tasty variety to Taylor’s palate!
Next stop in our fruit and veggie train: blueberries! I’ll let you know if Taylor takes to them quickly, like the lettuce…or will just tolerate them, like the celery!
What are your little one’s current fruit and veggie faves? I would love to hear your foodie recommendations in the comments below!
So…until next time, Friends! Hope you have a fantastic rest of the day!