Healthy Fruits and Vegetables For Your Seattle Pets

Pet health starts with having a healthy balanced diet. We feed our dogs food with nutrients packed with vitamins and minerals to supplement their needs depending on their life stage. We love to spoil our dogs with yummy treats every so often. Whether they are bought from the pet supply store or they are healthy fruits and vegetables, treating your dog to something yummy will surely keep their tails wagging!

Here are some healthy fruits and vegetables to feed your Seattle pets this spring and summer! 


Pineapples pack a healthy punch for humans and dogs. This extremely delicious tropical fruit has plenty of nutrients, antioxidants, and enzymes that can help protect dogs against inflammation and disease. Raw pineapple also has a lot of Vitamin C and can aid in their immune systems and digestive health.

You may feed your dog small amounts of raw pineapple every so often. It is better to buy a pineapple from the store and cut it up rather than buying the ones sold in a can. Canned pineapple has to sit in a preservative to keep it fresh. This preservative has syrups and a lot of sugar which is horrible for your dog. 


Cucumbers are an excellent low-calorie vegetable that contains little to no carbohydrates or fat. Cucumbers are good for pets who may be overweight. This veggie is a nice, crunchy snack with tons of ​​vitamins K, C, and B1 and potassium, copper, magnesium, and biotin.


With the spring season coming up, apples will be a fan favorite among dogs as a nice refreshing snack. Before we get into the benefits of apples, we must caution you to avoid feeding your dog the core and the seeds of apples. Apple seeds contain cyanide traces, which can be toxic to your dogs if consumed in high quantities. Feeding your dog too many apples can also cause gastrointestinal problems due to the high fiber content. 

Apples contain sugar, so definitely feed them to your pets in moderation. Be cautious about foods that contain apples because they are likely to include much more sugar than raw apples. 

Apples are a great source of Vitamin C and A. They also have plenty of antioxidants. You can give your pup a couple of slices of apples, but it should not replace a whole meal.


Whether baby carrots or regular carrots, they make for an excellent crunchy low-calorie snack. They are high in fiber and beta-carotene, which produces Vitamin A. Carrots are great for helping clean your dogs’ teeth! 

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Watermelons are rich in well, water! Keeping your dog hydrated this spring and summer is paramount to their overall health. Remove the seeds from watermelons before feeding them to your dog. The seeds can cause intestinal blockage if too many are ingested.


Celery is a great crunchy snack with the added benefit of freshening up bad doggy breath! This low-calorie vegetable contains Vitamins A, B, and C. Celery has nutrients powerful enough to fight cancer and maintain a healthy heart. 


Pumpkin has many great health benefits for your pup. Pure pumpkin is not to be mistaken for pumpkin pie filling. Pie filling is very toxic to your dog and contains a ton of sugar and other ingredients that aren’t good for your pet. 

Also, avoid sugar-free canned pumpkins. Just because it is sugar-free, this does not mean it is healthy. Sugar-free products are typically replaced with Xylitol, which is very toxic to dogs. 

Pure pumpkin is excellent for an upset stomach. If your dog is going through a bout of diarrhea or constipation, pumpkin can be amazing in helping to settle things down. 


This dark green vegetable comes loaded with lots of fiber, and vitamin K. Broccoli has two parts: the florets and the stalks. Both are safe to feed your dog, but be sure to cut them into the appropriate sizes for your dog. They can be eaten either raw or cooked. If you choose to cook broccoli for your dog, avoid adding any additional ingredients such as oils or spices. 

We must give all good things in moderation. Always ask your vet before feeding your dog any human food. If your dog has digestive issues, some of the healthy fruits and veggies listed above might not work for them. 

If your dog likes any of the fruits or vegetables mentioned above, they can also act as training treats! Don’t hesitate to contact us for private training consultations! Of course, Cosmic Home N Pet is here to support you and your training needs. 



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