Nutritious Treats for Dogs

Nutritional advice, a big thanks to Suzie with Ashtonhaus Shepherds a nutrition specialist. 

Vintar Doggie Stew

1 - 5 pound bag russet potatoes

5 pounds hamburger (rolled hamburger 75% lean)

large cooking spoon of coconut oil

2 pounds white rice

2 cans peas and carrots

1 large can green beans

1 large can puree pumpkin

1 tbsp tumeric / 1 tbsp ginger


mash hamburger in water add cut up potatoes and seasonings

boil 45 minutes. Occasionally stir.

Add rest of ingredients, stir in rice. Turn heat down simmer

25 minutes covered no stirring once you add rice. Turn heat off let sit

25 minutes stir, then let sit until rice absorbs the water.

Note: rice will have an estimated amount of what you need for water

being a cook I dont measure the water sorry...  I would estimate at least adding 

4 more cups of water than the rice bag asks for because of extra ingredients.


Spirulina good for dogs with allergies

Always research products pros and cons…

Note: Anywhere I say good for joint health has: high concentrations of glucosamine and chondroitin, which are commonly found in canine joint supplements. These provide the building blocks for joint cartilage, and therefore help improve overall joint health for arthritic dogs, or dogs with joint conditions such as hip dysplasia


Spirulina: Strengthen the immune system · Improve gastrointestinal health · Aid in detoxification · Reduce the rate of cancer · Help allergies


Treats


Chicken feet: joint health and high amounts of calcium

Duck feet: joint health

Turkey feet: joint health

Turkey necks: joint health

Esophagus: joint health

Beef trachea: joint health

Beef tendons: bone strength and joint health

Beef ligaments: joint health

Beef strap: joint health

Freeze dried liver: protein and heart health

Freeze dried chicken: protein

Collagen sticks: Reduce inflammation, Increase mobility and flexibility, Improve bone strength, Support skin health and moisture retention, Make your dog's coat shiny, Promote dental health through saliva secretion and tartar removal

 


Veggies good for dogs


Red peppers: are healthy for dogs and contain high levels of vitamins A, C, E, and lots of antioxidants, boost your dog’s immune system and reduce inflammation caused by arthritis.

Carrots: rich in Vitamin A, which supports eye health, boosts the immune system, and makes your pet's skin and coat healthier

Pumpkin: a natural stomach soother, pumpkin also helps to remove excess water in a dog's digestive tract. Pet owners have relied on pumpkin for a long time to reduce instances of diarrhea in their dogs.

Green beans: full of important vitamins and minerals, such as protein, iron, calcium, and vitamins B6, A, C, and K. 

Sweet Potato: vitamin A, which promotes healthy skin, coat, eyes, nerves, and muscles in dogs. Sweet potatoes are also a rich source of vitamins A, C, B6, potassium, calcium, and iron

Broccoli: highest amount of Vitamin K found in vegetables. Vitamin C: Boosts the immune system of your dog and provides anti-inflammatory properties

Green Peas: boosts energy levels in dogs and is gentle on the digestive system

Celery: excellent source of fiber; vitamins A, C, and K; folate; potassium; and manganese. The crunchy veggie also might freshen up your dog's breath

Cucumbers: Vitamin C, K, B's and a host of minerals like potassium, manganese, copper, and calcium

Spinach:  boosts the immune system, increases energy levels, and prevents some types of cancer

Brussel sprouts:  rich in fiber and antioxidants, which help reduce inflammation in the body and improve overall blood circulation. They're also loaded with vitamins, including vitamins K and C, which are good for a dog's immune system and bone health

Kale:  high in calcium, magnesium, potassium and iron, which support healthy bones, and a healthy heart. As it's vitamin-packed, feeding your dog kale can support vision and colon health, liver detoxification, and fight off infections

Kelp: Regulates glandular activity in the adrenal, pituitary, and thyroid glands, Great for skin allergies, as it helps reduce itching and inflammation, Contains protein and amino acids that help tissue repair, Iodine content helps to stimulate thyroid activity, speeding metabolism and weight loss, Improves glandular activity and healthy metabolism, High-fiber content helps digestion, Can help reduce dental plaque and tarter buildup.

Zucchini: Rich in vitamins A, C, B6, and K, which is beneficial for your dog's vision, skin, coat, bone and cartilage growth, metabolism, and proper blood-clotting. Zucchini is high in antioxidants, especially in the skin


Fruits good for dogs


Apples: a great source of vitamin C, vitamin A, potassium, and antioxidants

Blueberries: contain antioxidants, fiber and vitamins C and K

Bananas:  high fiber content important to your dog's digestive system. Fiber moves food along the intestinal tract, helping to resolve constipation, diarrhea, and some blockages that can occur. Vitamin C: A powerful antioxidant that boosts your dog's immune system

Watermelon: is one of the best fruit choices as a treat for your dog. It's high moisture and fiber content, along with densely packed nutrients

Note:  watermelon should be given sparingly as it contains seeds that can cause a blockage and a rind that may result in gastrointestinal upset such as diarrhea. 

Strawberries: High in immune system boosting vitamins C, B1, B6, and K, High in minerals including potassium, iodine, magnesium, and folic acid, Loaded with fiber to aid in digestion, Contain Omega-3 for skin and coat health, Contain an enzyme that can help whiten your dog’s teeth

Cantaloupe: help with your canine's eyesight, loaded vitamin A and lots of beta carotene, which helps reduce the risk of cancer and prevents cell damage. It's also a good source of vitamins B-6 and C, fiber, folate, niacin and potassium

Raspberries: full of antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals, along with a healthy dose of fiber, helps boost your dog's overall health, fight free radicals, reduce cancer risk, and support heart function, cell production, and digestion

Pears: high in copper, vitamins C and K, and fiber. It's been suggested that eating the fruit can reduce the risk of having a stroke by 50 percent.

Pinapple:  full of minerals, including manganese, copper, potassium, magnesium, iron, and small amounts of calcium, phosphorous, and zinc. these nutrients play an important role in your dog's immune system and digestive health

Cranberries:  boost your dog's immune system, help prevent some cancers, and improve cognitive and bladder health.

Papaya: Vitamins K, C, E, A, which increase your dog's energy and strengthen the immune system, calcium, magnesium, potassium minerals that have a positive effect on dog's growth, High fiber content, which can prevent obesity and ensure a healthy digestion of your pet.


MISC:


Shiitake Mushrooms: High Fiber Content Supports Digestion, High in B Vitamins, Contain Vitamin D, Protect Oral Health, Help Immune Function, Contain Cancer-Fighting Compounds, Good For Heart Health, Promote Healthy Coat And Skin.

Ginger: packed with antioxidants and contains anti-inflammatory properties that can promote healthy blood circulation, ease bloating, and increase heart health.

Sardines: Simply adding a few sardines to your dog's regular meals once a week can help develop muscles and other connective tissue, boost their immune system, increase dental health, and protect against kidney disease

Turmeric: Maintaining pain associated to joints issues and arthritis, Reducing blood clots due to its blood thinning properties, Helping irritable bowel diseases since it helps break down dietary fats, Great antioxidant, Boosting the immune system. Anti-Inflammatory, Fight Cancer, Treats Gastrointestinal Disorders, Can Replace Steroids

Eggs: are packed with protein and rich in many essential amino and fatty acids, vitamins including A and B12, as well as folate, iron, selenium, and riboflavin, which can all provide an array of health benefits for canines, ranging from improved skin and coat health to stronger teeth and bones.

Coconut oil: Ease inflammation, fight harmful fungi and bacteria, Help digestion, Ease coughing, Help skin and hair, Make their coat glossy, Eliminate odor.

Wheatgrass: antioxidants, organ cleansing, breath freshening, digestion support, help with constipation, odor control, energy boosting, and antiseptic properties.

Bean sprouts: contain vitamins A, C, E, and B vitamins. They're good for your dog's immune system, support cell growth, help with some allergies, and support the prevention of several illnesses including kidney and liver disease.

Plain yogurt:  high in protein,  good source of calcium, full of probiotics which are great for your dog's digestive system.