fruits and veggies?

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fruits and veggies?

Post by Karen R » Sat, 27 Sep 1997 04:00:00



After reading all of the food postings in this NG, I've been feeding my
Sheltie better.  I'm changing him to Solid Gold, and want to also feed him
some fruits and veggies.  My question:  What are the healthiest fruits and
veggies to feed?  Should I give him some raw veggies, and some steamed?  So
far I've tried small portions of apples and banannas, and he loves 'em.
Someone told me not to overfeed broccoli and cauliflower.  Anyone have any
fruits or vegetables that they avoid?  Thanks for any help!!!

Karen

 
 
 

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Post by Anji » Mon, 29 Sep 1997 04:00:00


For arthritic dogs, avoid nightshades, such as tomatoes, potatoes, bell
peppers, and all others in that group, they aggravate the problem. This is
good advice for people too.
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Quote:
> After reading all of the food postings in this NG, I've been feeding my
> Sheltie better.  I'm changing him to Solid Gold, and want to also feed
him
> some fruits and veggies.  My question:  What are the healthiest fruits
and
> veggies to feed?  Should I give him some raw veggies, and some steamed?
So
> far I've tried small portions of apples and banannas, and he loves 'em.
> Someone told me not to overfeed broccoli and cauliflower.  Anyone have
any
> fruits or vegetables that they avoid?  Thanks for any help!!!

> Karen

 
 
 

fruits and veggies?

Post by R. Fingerso » Wed, 01 Oct 1997 04:00:00


Quote:

> After reading all of the food postings in this NG, I've been feeding my
> Sheltie better.  I'm changing him to Solid Gold,

I have some memory of a requirement to supplement with fatty acids when
feeding Solid Gold -- I know they are in the process of changing
formulation, so this may not be an issue...

Quote:
> Someone told me not to overfeed broccoli and cauliflower.  Anyone have any
> fruits or vegetables that they avoid?  Thanks for any help!!!

I'm not sure about the broccoli and cauliflower, but I'd assume that
it is for the same reason we avoid large quantities -- it (and many
others) can cause lots of gas. Yuck!

Robin
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Post by BelShps4 » Thu, 02 Oct 1997 04:00:00


Karen:

Solid Gold, is going through some changes... I am going to wait it out.... I
 feed their formulation of Flax Seed oil.... the reason I feed theirs is
 because Solid Gold's flax seed oil  is because theirs do not use hexane to to
 cold process their oil.. Hexane is okay for humans, but, dogs are allergic to
 it.

Quote:
>I'm not sure about the broccoli and cauliflower, but I'd assume that
>it is for the same reason we avoid large quantities -

The same goes for dogs.... though my Belgians get broccoli and carrots for
 every meal.... They do not get large quanities of broccoli and they have never
 had a gas problem.... Moderation is the key here....I think that a green
 veggie is important... Just know your dog.

Betsy & the Belgians
"this is what I do for MY dogs, not intended for everyone, not looking for
 flames !"

 
 
 

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Post by Mrc55 » Fri, 03 Oct 1997 04:00:00


There were a few things that I had heard and/or experienced about fruits
and vegetables for dogs.

On Broccolli and Cauliflower --  I had always thought that the best way to
give these veggies to them was cooked.  That way, there is less absorbtion
of gas.  But, I would assume that as with anything else, moderation in
quantity is called for.

On Carrots --  We have one dog who was living with her junior handler for
about the first year of her life.  She had always shown a liking for
carrots as the young lady regularly gave them to her as treats.  She has
been at our house for about four years now and still loves them as a treat.
 Also, the hardness of the raw carrot has the same benefits as the eating
of dog cookies for the tartar on the teeth.

On Fruit --  We have fresh fruit quite often as nighttime snacks while
watching TV.  The dogs love the apple and pear cores.  My dogs have been
getting this as treats for many years and we had never had a problem with it.

Years ago, my wife used to make a "dog soup" with some veggies and rice to
use as a flavor additive to the dry kibble we fed them.  Back then, we used
to use Blue Seal Ultra 27 for the show dogs and Natural 26 for the rest.
For the past six years, we have had the shows on National Competition (a
sled dog formula) and the others on Euk.  I don't think they actually need
other things on the food, but we do have a few finnicky eaters and
sometimes have to add flavoring as an inducement to eat.

Marc