Something to Chew On: Vegetable Edition

As obesity in pets has become a growing concern, pet owners often ask what vegetables can be used as safe treat replacements for their pet during a weight loss plan, or while on a maintenance diet.

The following list includes vegetables that are high in fiber, low in calories, and contain many essential vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants: asparagus, bell peppers, broccoli, Brussel sprouts, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, celery, cucumber, green beans, lettuce, pumpkin, peas, spinach, squash, sweet potato, and zucchini. Keep in mind that some fibrous vegetables may be easier to digest when cooked.

Be sure to steer clear of toxic vegetables such as onions, garlic, wild mushrooms, and avocados.

Consider air-popped popcorn (no butter or salt) as another healthy treat alternative for your pet (and you!). Did you know that one cup contains only 35 calories?

If you have questions about treats for your pet, please contact Lomsnes Veterinary Hospital.

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