The Superfood Emergency Kit Every Dog Mom Should Have
If there is one thing that’s for certain when it comes to raising dogs it’s that there is never a dull moment. One moment they’re playing fetch and the next thing you know your dog has a case of revenge poop after raiding the garbage can.
Being a dog mom is, in my Kim Kardashian voice, “a full time job and it’s extremely time-consuming. And it’s not as easy as it may appear to some people.”
But in addition to having their vets on speed dial, veteran dog moms know to always keep a few items in the pantry as part of their emergency pup food kit.
Keep reading to learn a few of the superfoods savvy dog moms always have on hand.
7 Superfoods Savvy Dog Moms Always Keep On Hand
First on the list is the widely popular pumpkin. This fruit is renowned in the dog parent world as a miracle food. A healthy source of soluble fiber, pumpkin helps to relieve both diarrhea and constipation in dogs. It’s also high in beta-carotene for a healthy immune system, as well as eye and skin health.
Anchovies & Sardines
These oily fishes are high in Omega-3 fatty acids which contribute to healthy coats and skin. Plus they are an excellent source of calcium which helps bone and joint health.
When buying anchovies or sardines be sure they are canned in water — not oil — and don’t have any added salt. You dog will love these either as an individual snack or chopped up as a food topper.
Blueberries & Cranberries
Not only do dogs love blueberries and cranberries, but these tasty treats are an excellent source of antioxidants. They also help to keep your pup’s urinary tract healthy.
A little known superfood to add to your dog mom emergency kit is ginger. It’s a great addition to the diets of older dogs as it has anti-inflammatory properties and helps to relieve arthritis.
But few dog parents release that ginger also can help to soothe nausea, bloating and gastrointestinal issues.
Another common household food that is often overlooked are eggs. They are a great source of easily digestible protein for your dog. And because they are so easy on your dog’s stomach, eggs are especially great when your pup is unwell.
The old saying “an apple a day keeps the doctor away” goes for dogs too! Apples are a great way to promote dental health in dogs as they are great for cleaning teeth. Just be sure to remove the seeds as they are a choking hazard.
Lastly, during the summer months watermelon is a great food to keep on hand. They help to keep your dog hydrated and are an excellent source of fiber. But again be sure to remove any seeds as well as the rind to avoid any choking hazards or potential intestinal blockages.
As with any dietary chances, always consult your veterinarian beforehand. And if you notice your dog is unwell you should always call your vet first for treatment.
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