Benefits of Adding Veggies to Your Dog’s Diet

Always check with your veterinarian before changing your pet’s diet, as each animal is different.

Dogs should eat vegetables daily as part of a well-balanced diet. Feeding your dog veggies can be as complex as making your own homemade dog food or as simple as tossing a few frozen carrots your pup’s way. Be careful though: dogs should not eat too many vegetables but rather a small amount every day (5-10% of overall diet). Take a look at the following 3 veggies and why they are so essential for your four-legged family member’s well-being.


Carrots have potassium, calcium and iron and are jam-packed with beta carotene, a natural antioxidant. Carrots improve eyesight and are wonderful for diabetic dogs and those with iron deficiencies.


Though somewhat surprising, many dogs find frozen spinach leaves to be delicious. Giving your dog one per day is an easy healthy way to add some extra vitamins and iron to his diet.


Celery is rich in calcium and is said to calm dogs with anxiety. Though some dogs will eat chopped bits of celery, many prefer it ground up and mixed with normal dog food.

Dangerous Vegetables for Dogs

Avoid vegetables like garlic and onions as they can be very toxic and make your dog extremely sick!

Do you feed your dog veggies? Tell us how they like them in the comments below!


3 responses to “Benefits of Adding Veggies to Your Dog’s Diet

  1. Very useful information. Thank you!

  2. I LOVE the frozen spinach leaf idea. Great little treat for the summer. Cupcake is not a big chewer, so I sometimes give her a teaspoon of baked sweet potato on her food.

  3. Hi there – We give Ruby a carrot every other day. She loves running off and munching on it raw and it’s a cheap was to get some fresh nutrient rich food into her )

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