There are some great choices to add to meals such as leafy greens that are packed with antioxidants and minerals; these include spinach, kale, Swiss chard, collards, turnip greens and lettuce.
look to baby carrots, which are low in calories, high in vitamins and minerals and good for the teeth. Some worry that carrots are high in sugar; it should be noted that while carbs are converted to glucose (sugar) each does so at varying degrees. Carrots have a low glycemic index score of 35 due to their high fiber content which slows the absorption of glucose. All of this leads to carrots being a great snack for dogs. With this said, do not go overboard; as with any other treat, moderation is key. A good serving size is 1 to 2 baby carrots for Yorkie puppies and 2 to 3 for an adult.
Other vegetables that can be safely given to dogs include green beans, sweet baby peas, sweet potato, regular potatoes and zucchini. Carrots for snacks can be given raw, but for meals you can cook them. For all of these veggies, steaming is best as it helps them retain the nutrients.
Some fruits are ‘super foods’, packed with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants (which can clear the body of free radicals, preventing countless diseases and health conditions