How Do I Make My Dogs Kibble Healthier?
Many dog owners have heard that kibble isn’t the ideal food for their carnivorous, furry friend(s); however, limited budgets produce limited options. If you cannot afford a raw, freeze-dried, or dehydrated diet, here are eight whole foods that can be added to your dog’s current diet. These small additions make big impacts when it comes to enhancing their life!
1. Bubu Brands Chicken Jerky
The Bubu Brand Chicken Jerky treats provide all the benefits of raw chicken in a more convenient way. From protein to amino acids and glucosamine, this dehydrated jerky is packed with nutrients for your dog and can be fed as a treat or on top of kibble. Also, it’s made with U.S.-raised livestock and contains no artificial flavors or added sugars so you won’t feel guilty about giving it to your pet!
2. Berries (Blueberries, Blackberries & Raspberries)
These berries contain antioxidants to fight free radicals in your dog, along with dietary fiber and an abundance of vitamins. A few at a time, can be fed fresh or as a frozen treat!
3. Coconut Oil
Coconut oil contains “healthy fats” called Medium chain triglycerides (MCT). MCTs are efficiently metabolized to provide an immediate source of fuel and energy, enhancing athletic performance and aiding weight loss. Coconut oil can also be applied topically as it has powerful antibacterial and anti-fungal properties.
Turmeric is a natural spice that includes an active ingredient called curcumin. Curcumin has antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal, wound healing and anticancer activities. It can help fight diseases like arthritis, diabetes, cancer, liver disease, gastrointestinal issues, Alzheimer's and more.
5. Free Range Organic Eggs
Eggs are not only a cheap and safe source of raw food for your dog, they are one of the most complete and nutritious meals you can choose! Eggs are one of the most complete sources of amino acids, while containing Vitamin A, Riboflavin, Folate, Vitamin B12, Iron, Selenium, and Fatty Acids. Just make sure that you feed the entire egg, including the shell (typically cracked open for your pup)!
Canned natural pumpkin is a great source of fiber and helps with digestive regularity. And the oils found in raw, organic pumpkin seeds and flesh are believed to support urinary health. We recommend: http://bit.ly/2LEakxm
7. Raw Goat’s Milk
Raw goats milk is unpasteurized milk that has lower lactose than raw cow milk, making it easier for dogs to digest. It not only promotes healthier digestion, it also helps with several chronic illnesses including: liver disease, GI disease, kidney disease, heavy metal poisoning, and diabetes. We recommend: http://bit.ly/2LCDrBi
Broccoli has been shown to have anti-cancer effects, aid in fighting infections, treat skin and heart problems and help metabolize drugs and excrete toxins. Broccoli is so helpful that it can be fed daily, either raw or cooked.