Q I want to introduce more vegetables to my dog’s diet. Which are the best ones to feed?

John Burns advises…

Most dogs can handle a variety of vegetables as part of their daily diet, but preferably they need to be cooked to be digestible. They can also be fed as treats for your dog. Carrots, green beans, broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, cucumber and peas are all super healthy and go down a treat with many dogs. This list is not exhaustive, as there are so many that can be offered.

It’s important, when selecting suitable extras, that you avoid mushrooms, garlic, onions or anything related to the onion (such as leeks or chives), as they are toxic to dogs. Attention should also be paid to vegetables with hard cores or stones, such as avocados and corn on the cob, as these can cause blockages.


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