Dog Owner Guides | Smoothies for Dogs
Smoothies are hands down one of the easiest and most effective ways to incorporate fruit, vegetables, electrolytes, probiotics and a whole load of additional vitamins, fibres and minerals into your dog’s diet. Due to smoothies being both healthy and refreshing, they are an excellent option to supplement your dog’s diet and keep them hydrated during the summer. Plus, all of the below recipes are tasty enough for both you and your dog to enjoy.
Just like us, your dog can benefit from these smoothies when it comes to their health as they provide plenty of vitamins, fibres, and minerals to the body. We choose to add our dog’s smoothie to their food to enjoy with their breakfast or dinner in one of our kintails x Kana London Dog Bowls
For all of the below recipes, simply add all of the ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth. During the summer months you can also add a couple of ice cubes to help make it more refreshing.
Apple, Ginger and Carrot
½ tsp fresh ginger
1 cup unsweetened coconut water
2 cups spinach (you can use frozen)
Spinach is loaded with essential vitamins and minerals, and it can help defend against inflammation and cardiovascular issues.
Low in calories and high in fibre, carrots contain beta-carotene, a carotenoid and antioxidant, and vitamin A, which supports eye health, the immune system, and healthy skin and coats.
Ginger can reduce nausea (especially car sickness) and bloating, and many people use it to help treat joint pain related to arthritis in older dogs.
Coconut water can help improve your dog’s immune system, while adding some shine to their coat, and even improve their breath.
Pear and Berries
Half a cup of local, organic honey
Half a cup of strawberries (frozen is fine)
Half a cup of blueberries (frozen is fine)
½ a cup of filtered water
Pears are one of the most hydrating and low-calorie fruits. They have a significant supply of fibre and potassium that can help prevent cardiovascular diseases and improve intestinal movement.
Blueberries and strawberries are excellent natural antioxidants, which also offer a high supply of vitamin C and fibre.
3 firmly packed cups of organic kale, roughly chopped
1 cup of organic parsley, roughly chopped
Half a banana
¼ cup of plain kefir
½ cup unsweetened coconut water
Bananas are a great source of manganese content; however, they are quite high in sugar so only give your dog a small amount
Parsley and kale are high in both vitamin C and vitamin K. Parsley is often used as a breath freshener for dogs, but some also use this herb to treat arthritis and urinary tract infections in their dogs
Vitamin C is an antioxidant that supports the immune system, and in high doses has been known to display antihistamine qualities.
Kefir is a great source of probiotics, perfect for keeping your dog’s gut health