VEGETABLES, FRUITS, CEREALS, BROADS ON THE MENU OF YOUR Pug.
Feeding vegetables and fruits is not necessary, because dogs by and large do not really need carbohydrates in the diet. Despite the fact that these products make up a very small percentage of the animal’s diet, they provide the dog with microelements and phytonutrients (greens are especially rich in them). If you add vegetables to the menu, they must be either slightly mashed or pre-chopped in a food processor. Whole raw vegetables will not harm your dog, but their cellular structure will not be destroyed during digestion and the benefit of eating them will be zero.
The vegetables most useful for the dog’s menu are broccoli, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, all kinds of leafy greens, celery, cucumber, bell peppers, zucchini, carrots. You can mix and grind them in a blender and then freeze dividing into small portions.
Steaming is the best way to process vegetables.
Some dogs willingly eat vegetables, some refuse them in any form. In this case, add a mixture of seaweed and alfalfa to your food.
Fruits such as apples, bananas, papaya, mangoes, berries and melon can also be added in small quantities to your pet’s diet. About what fruits will bring your pet the most benefit can be found in the article devoted to this topic. Do not feed the pug with grapes or raisins, as they can cause kidney damage in some dogs.
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Cereals, grains, legumes and starchy vegetables (potatoes and sweet potatoes) do not represent any nutritional value for dogs. Moreover, many health problems can be caused or exacerbated by the excessive content of cereals and starchy vegetables in the animal’s menu. If your pug is overweight, suffering from allergies, arthritis, epilepsy, or any digestive upsets, we recommend that you exclude these foods and diets to see if there are any improvements. In any case, the content of these products should not exceed 20% of the dog’s diet. Keep in mind that potatoes, tomatoes, and bell peppers can aggravate arthritis pain, so we recommend that you exclude these vegetables from the diet of older dogs.