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How to Get Your Dog to Eat their Vegetables

18 Mar Posted by in Health & Fitness | 10 comments
How to Get Your Dog to Eat their Vegetables
 

As dogs, we’re designed to be meat eaters, but did you know that adding vegetables to your dog’s diet can help them in many ways?

How to get your dog to eat Vegetables // Ammo the Dachshund

My mom’s favorite pet nutritionist, Rodney Habib, has lots of great information on why it’s important to add fresh vegetables to your dog’s daily diet. With the simple addition of veggies to your pet’s food, you could help prevent cancer! Now that’s pretty cool.

Lucky for me, I’m actually a vegetable lover, but many dogs out there hate them.

How to get your dog to eat Vegetables // Ammo the Dachshund

Not to worry, today I’m going to share with you one of my mom’s favorite recipes for getting picky dogs (like my pal Trooper) to eat their vegetables.

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How to get your dog to eat Vegetables // Ammo the Dachshund

Here’s what you’ll need:

How to get your dog to eat Vegetables // Ammo the Dachshund

Add a small amount of The Honest Kitchen to a bowl and add water as per the specifications on the package. The sample packs are great for making about 3 – 4 stuffed toys.

How to get your dog to eat Vegetables // Ammo the Dachshund

Add some fresh vegetables to the bowl, broccoli is great diced up into smaller pieces.

How to get your dog to eat Vegetables // Ammo the Dachshund

Then stuff a few mini carrots into your toys. These are great at making it harder for your dog to get the treats out quickly.

How to get your dog to eat Vegetables // Ammo the Dachshund

Fill the rest of the toy with your vegetable mixture until nearly full.

How to get your dog to eat Vegetables // Ammo the Dachshund

Finish off with a dab of peanut butter to really get your dog interested.

How to get your dog to eat Vegetables // Ammo the Dachshund

You can then either feed these veggie treats immediately to your dog, or even stick them in the freezer to give to them later (no need to thaw first).

How to get your dog to eat Vegetables // Ammo the Dachshund

Every night when my parent’s eat dinner I get my own special vegetable treat inside my crate. My parents are happy knowing I’m getting a healthy dose of veggies, and I’m happy because it tastes oh-so-good!

How to get your dog to eat Vegetables // Ammo the Dachshund

Not sure what vegetables to feed your dog? Check out this handy list for some ideas.

Do you feed your pet fresh vegetables on a daily basis?Ammo the Dachshund // Blog Signature // Celebrity

  1. JB03-18-16

    Thanks Ammo! My girl loves her veggies! XXX 000

  2. Marilyn Kennedy03-18-16

    Hi Ammo–this is a great post. It’s great to know that 90% of dogs given green vegetables are less likely to develop cancer. Try steaming a floret of broccoli in the microwave for 45 seconds–my dog loves it!

  3. Candy Phillips03-18-16

    Yes. Its a great post

  4. Anne03-18-16

    Wow! I never thought about stuffing veggies into my dogs toys. I would always just leave a small bowl of carrots (my cocker spaniels fav veggie) and sometimes she would eat them, sometimes she wouldn’t.

    Definitely going to try packing some veg and peanut butter into the kong and see how it goes.

    Super helpful!

    Anne

  5. Pam B03-18-16

    Hiya Ammo!!! I always share veggies with the babies. They especially love carrots and like sweet potatoes too. I didn’t see them anywhere, but they love them. Thanks for the great info. Blessed be, love and hugs!!! Pam, Misty, and Rio

  6. Christmas the Dachshund03-19-16

    Hi, Ammo! I’m Christmas the Dachshund! I get vegetables every few days! My momma will put some coconut oil, blueberries, and broccoli in a food processor and serve it on top of my food, and I LOVE it!

  7. Debbie McGinnis03-20-16

    My doggies love their veggies!

  8. Holly Sansom03-21-16

    Deven Nelson Chunkath 🙂

    • Deven Nelson Chunkath03-21-16

      I didn’t even think about mixing with peanut butter. I’m definitely gonna try that. I tried chopping up raw carrots and soaking them in beef broth overnight. She wouldn’t eat them. The winner seemed to be grinding the veggies–carrots, eggplant and cabbage–and boiling them in beef broth. Then she ate it all. Looks like a vegetable grinder is in my future! Either that or all of our meals will be Indian or Chinese. She always eats the veggies when they are well flavored!

  9. JanSteve Strickland03-21-16

    Thank you dear friends hugs Jan and Riley Boy!

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