In this ongoing series about reading dog food labels, canine nutrition expert Tracie Hotchner has looked at meat meal, quality animal proteins, grains and more. This week, Tracie looks at vegetables in your dog’s food:
Starchy vegetables like sweet potatoes, white potatoes, or peas are all excellent sources of healthy carbohydrates, too.
Whole vegetables, like pumpkin, broccoli, spinach and carrots are going to provide quality nutrition that the dog’s body can actually utilize for optimal health and strength. Once again, the nutritional value is in having as little processing as possible.
Next week: Identifying fats and proteins in dog food
This Canine Nutrition Tip is from Tracie Hotchner, author of The Dog Bible and award-winning host of Dog Talk® on NPR station WLIU. Canine Nutrition Tips are sponsored by Proportions, the whole food custom nutrition program for your dog. Visit www.Proportions.com to get a custom 2-meal trial for your dog, or to learn more about canine nutrition from the full Canine Nutrition University classes written by Tracie.
Author photo courtesy www.traciehotchner.com; photo © Ling Li