Our Top 3 Greens to Add and Why

Why should you add greens?

Green vegetables contain important nutrients and fibers that can help to support the growth of healthy bacteria in a pet’s gut, which leads to a more robust immune system. The greens we recommend below contain antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds that can support overall health. You can easily include them in your pet’s diet as a topper, treat, or supplement for a complete and balanced diet.

1. Broccoli 

Broccoli is a great source of vitamins C, K, and potassium. It also contains sulforaphane, an antioxidant that can help protect your pet’s body from oxidative stress. You can feed your dog raw or cooked broccoli, but if raw, it’s best to finely chop or puree it for easier digestibility. Broccoli also provides some protein and is high in fiber to support your pet’s overall health.

2. Kale

Kale is high in vitamin A, C, and K, fiber, calcium, and potassium. However, be careful when feeding kale to dogs that are prone to urinary crystals. Kale can contain high amounts of oxalates which can put unnecessary stress on the kidneys.

3. Spinach 

Spinach is also an excellent choice as it’s rich in iron, antioxidants, and vitamins A, B, C, and K. It’s also high in dietary fiber and anti-inflammatory properties, making it a great addition to support your dog’s immune system. Spinach does have higher oxalate levels so use caution if your dog is prone to developing urinary crystals.

Other greens that you can add to your pet’s diet include celery, zucchini, and cucumber. These greens are also rich in nutrients and can be added to your pet’s food as a topper, treat, or supplement with a complete and balanced diet.

If you’re looking for an easy and convenient way to add greens to your pet’s diet, consider products like Green Juju and Northwest Naturals veggie cubes. These products are already prepared and blended for you, making it easier to add greens to your pet’s diet.

Giving your furry friend some greens is a fantastic way to keep them healthy! If you’re unsure which greens to give your pet, please stop by the shop and let us help you develop a custom nutrition plan that helps boost their immune system, maintain gut health, and stay happy and healthy overall. 

*This article is for informational purposes only. It is not meant to provide medical advice or replace the advice of a qualified veterinarian.