Fruits & Veggies for Fido

by Diane Lofshult on Jan 01, 2005

Healthy foods are no longer the exclusive domain of humans. Man’s best friend can also benefit from eating fruits and vegetables.

According to animal expert and syndicated columnist Steve Dale, dogs fed solely a diet of dry kibbles are more susceptible to bloat, a serious condition in which the stomach becomes distended with food, water and air. That’s one reason why Dale recommends supplementing your dog’s diet with moist foods, cooked veggies (e.g., carrots and yellow squash) and slices of fresh fruit. Dale also says—citing a recent presentation at the annual meeting of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine—that fruits and veggies have been shown to lessen the risk of cancer in our canine companions.

IDEA Fitness Journal, Volume 2, Issue 1

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Diane Lofshult IDEA Author/Presenter

Diane Lofshult is an award-winning freelance author who specializes in nutrition and weight management topics. She is the founder of In Other Words, an editorial consulting firm based in Solana Beach,...