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Hearty & Healthy: Spring Nutritional Tips for Your Dog

Dogs require a hearty and balanced diet to be at their best. After all, nutrition is the fuel and foundation of a happy and healthy pup. As winter turns into spring, our pets need food that can keep them energized. Here are some nutritional tips to keep your dog satisfied in the warmer months.

Dog Nutrition Tips for the Spring

The spring offers an opportunity to make healthy changes. As the temperature rises, fresh fruits and vegetables become more readily available. During the winter months, our pups needed heavier, more grounded meals. In the warmer months, it’s important to know how to support your pup's physical and mental needs.

So, here are a few nutrition tips to support your dog during the springtime.

Provide Nutrient-Dense Fruits and Vegetables

Fruits and vegetables offer vitamins and antioxidants that keep dogs fit and feeling good. However, some fruits and veggies can actually be harmful to our pups. For example, foods like onions, raisins, grapes, and garlic can actually cause several health concerns. 

It’s important to understand which ones support their overall health. Here are a few options to consider this spring.

  • Blueberries: A great low-calorie snack filled with fiber, vitamin C, antioxidants, and more
  • Strawberries: Also filled with vitamin C and antioxidants, strawberries are easy to find in the warmer months
  • Broccoli: Filled with Vitamin K and C, broccoli is a healthy option for dogs when cooked lightly 
  • Squash: Cooked squash offers key nutrients like folate, potassium, fiber, and niacin
  • Bananas: Like humans, bananas are a favorite amongst our pups. They offer vitamin C, fiber, magnesium, and potassium.

Introduce New Foods Slowly

Although they love to eat anything they can, some dogs have sensitive stomachs. When you introduce new foods in the springtime, be slow and steady. Drastically changing a dog’s diet can lead to an upset stomach and other potentially harmful side effects. It’s helpful to gradually transition your dog’s diet over the course of 2 to 3 weeks. 

It can also be helpful to lightly cook all veggies and chop them into smaller pieces. Many dogs get overly excited when food is offered. So, keep them safe by making portions bite-sized and easy to digest.

Make Dog Food Nutrition a Priority with Get Joy!

When it comes to living a happy and healthy life, our pups need a little help. At Get Joy, we understand how important dog food nutrition is to their overall well-being. That’s why we’ve devoted ourselves to offering all-natural, nutrient-rich, fresh, and freeze-dried meals and treats

Your dog deserves the best. Explore everything Get Joy has to offer today!


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