Dogs & Zucchini
Did you know a GREAT, Healthy nutritious snack that most dogs LOVE is Zucchini? Cooked Zucchini, Steamed Zucchini, Raw Zucchini, Dehydrated Zucchini, the options are endless for your precious pooch!
Every 100 grams of zucchini only has 15 calories, and yet it offers a lot of nutrients such as Vitamin C and B complex, as well as magnesium, calcium, potassium and protein.
Zucchini is also good for their coat and skin, and let’s not forget the benefits to their heart!
Weight Loss or for Nutritional Benefits: Add some shredded zucchini to their food each day. I add some right to my dogs dried dog food and he gobbles it right up! (I do peel them first when shredding)
Give as a Treat: Keep some FRESH chopped up Zucchini right in the fridge for when they deserve a healthy, low fat treat. If you want their treats to last longer and through the winter, dehydrate them.
Like I said, the option’s are endless!
If you have a bit of a picky eater. Try this…
- 2 to 3 Zucchinis
- 2 tablespoons of a treat they like (Freeze Dried 100% meat works well)
Use a dehydrator or preheat your over to 150 degrees. Wash your zucchini and slice thin to your preference. In a Ziploc bag, put in the dog treats your dog likes, and use a rolling pin to make them into a fine powder. Put the Zucchini slices in the powdered dog treat mix and shake, shake, SHAKE! Now dehydrate or bake for 8 to 12 hours depending on how thick you have sliced them.