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KALE FOR DOGS: NOT AS FUN AS WEED BUT MORE NUTRITIOUS

By Pedro Mejia on Jun 30, 2021

Why do dogs eat grass and weeds? Maybe they are looking for chlorophyll and fiber lacking in their diets. A better alternative is to feed your dog fresh veggies, especially kale. Kale is packed with chlorophyll, fiber and a myriad of other nutrients that can help protect your dog against cancer, infections and age-related cataracts to name a few. Kale is a healthy and simple addition to your dog's bowl.

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IF YOUR DOG BREATHS THE OXYGEN IN THE AIR, HE NEEDS TO EAT BLUEBERRIES
Pet nutrition
IF YOUR DOG BREATHS THE OXYGEN IN THE AIR, HE NEEDS TO EAT BLUEBERRIES

By Pedro Mejia on Apr 30, 2021

Your dog as everybody else needs the oxygen in the air to survive. But the use of oxygen forms by-products inside the body that can damage your dog’s cells. This in turn can lead to disease. To stop oxidative damage or stress you must include antioxidants in your dog’s diet. Blueberries have the highest antioxidant power among common fruits and veggies. Antioxidants prevent damage to tissues and organs, reduce inflammation and protection against multiple diseases. There’s no reason why your dog wouldn’t take advantage of all the antioxidant superpower of blueberries.

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MORE CARROTS FOR YOUR DOG [AND LESS SCREEN TIME]
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MORE CARROTS FOR YOUR DOG [AND LESS SCREEN TIME]

By Pedro Mejia on Apr 08, 2021

Carrots are the archetypal example of dog treats that are tasty, fun and healthy. Whether fed as a convenient and cheap snack or added regularly to your dog’s food, carrots are a healthy addition to your pup’s diet. They contain large amounts of carotenoids. They are also high in fiber and help maintain a healthy gut. Carrots seem to be especially healthy for senior dogs since they help slow the development of age-related macular degeneration and cataracts that can result in blindness in elderly dogs. Overall, a great addition to your dog's diet.

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BROCCOLI FOR DOGS: A GREEN FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH
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BROCCOLI FOR DOGS: A GREEN FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH

By Pedro Mejia on Mar 31, 2021

Given its wide range of health benefits for humans and dogs, broccoli really deserves to be called a “superfood”. Broccoli not only has the power to protect cells from environmental toxins that produce cancer (a.k.a. carcinogens), but it also stops cancer from growing once it has developed. It's also a potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory food that has shown to alleviate arthritis, diabetes, allergies, dementia and other chronic diseases. Adding a daily portion of raw broccoli finely chopped to your dog’s food it’s a simple and inexpensive way to boost your dog’s health.

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