When it comes to providing the best care for our beloved canine companions, a balanced and nutritious diet is vital. While commercial dog kibble is formulated to meet essential nutritional requirements, many have fillers and extra ingredients that aren’t the best for our pets. By adding fresh ingredients it offers a delightful variety and an extra boost of nutrients. In this blog, we'll explore some of the best fresh ingredients to incorporate into your dog's kibble, ensuring their health and happiness.
Whether it's a raw marrow bone or a meaty joint, these natural chew toys can be a source of entertainment and dental care. Gnawing on a fresh bone promotes dental health by helping to remove plaque and tartar buildup, maintaining strong teeth and gums. Additionally, the act of chewing on a bone satisfies a dog's natural instinct to chew, helping to alleviate boredom and reduce destructive behaviour. However, it's crucial to select appropriate bones based on your dog's size, breed, and chewing habits, and always supervise them during bone consumption. With the right precautions, fresh bones can offer a wholesome and enjoyable activity that supports both physical and mental well-being in our canine companions.
Vegetables are rich in vitamins, minerals, and fibre that contribute to your dog's overall health. Some excellent choices include carrots, peas, green beans, and sweet potatoes. These veggies offer a spectrum of nutrients while adding a satisfying crunch to your dog's meal.
Certain fruits can provide a touch of natural sweetness and an array of antioxidants. Blueberries, strawberries, apples (without seeds), and bananas are safe options. These fruits can contribute to a healthy immune system and promote heart health.
Incorporating healthy fats and omegas into your dog's diet can support their skin, coat, and joint health. Options like our Mega Oil, Phytoplankton or fresh fish like sardines are great additions to a plain kibble diet.
Your dog’s digestive health determines their overall health so keeping their gut biome in good shape is vital. Adding a probiotic supplement like our Gut + Immunity is a great idea. Alternatively plain kefir or greek yoghurt have high amounts of natural probiotics. Opt for plain, unsweetened versions to avoid added sugars or artificial flavours.
Bone broth is a human and dog superfood! Full of natural collagen and gut loving minerals, bone broth is great for multiple things like liver health, hydration, joint health and of course gut health. It's important to buy a dog safe bone broth without onion, garlic and other additives or make it yourself.
Remember to introduce new foods gradually and consult with your veterinarian before making any significant changes to your dog's diet. With a balanced approach, your furry friend can enjoy a satisfying and nutritious meal time that contributes to their overall well-being.