Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Dr. Weil's Advice for Healthy Canines

Even Dr. Andrew Weil, guru of all things healthy, is getting into the act with a list of healthy eats for dogs:

1. Lean meats. Thoroughly cooked meats with visible fat trimmed off and all bones removed are acceptable for dogs.
2. Vegetables. Many dogs enjoy carrot sticks, green beans and cucumber slices - all are low-calorie treats that are healthier than many store-bought dog snacks. However some veggies should be avoided - see tomorrow's tip for more information.
3. Fresh fruit. Sliced apples, bananas, oranges and watermelon can be a safe and tasty treat, but be sure to remove all seeds, stems and leaves first. Some fruits should be avoided – again, see tomorrow's tip for more information.
4. Cooked rice. Cooked white rice can offer relief from stomach upset in some dogs.

To the category of relief from stomach upset, don't forget canned pumpkin. Works wonders!

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