Detox For Your Dog? Yes, With Antioxidants For Dogs

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Detox For Your Dog? Yes, With Antioxidants For Dogs

Antioxidants for Dogs

It’s funny how one thing can lead to another. I started a 21-day detox eating nothing but delicious and healthy raw food. The purpose is to rid my body of the toxins that are weighing it down. Toxins constantly bombard us and my body is exhausted from them! So this got me thinking about what I’m feeding my dogs, not only their food but their snacks as well. It’s not that I’m interested in a concoction that will rid them of toxins, but I want to feed them foods that are rich in antioxidants for dogs.

Why am I interested in antioxidants for dogs? Cells produce free radicals as a damaging byproduct of normal cell activity. Too many free radicals may be a cause of inflammation, aging and other degenerative conditions. The beauty of antioxidants is that they can reduce cell damage by stabilizing free radicals.

Antioxidants for dogs

Imagine that in pups, antioxidants can help increase immune function while in senior pets they can reduce the effects of aging. Plus, for animals suffering from cancer or other immune-compromising diseases, antioxidants are not only valuable, but also a critical part of their diet. All dogs can benefit from adding antioxidants to their diet. Did you realize that if your pet suffers from allergies, skin problems, immune system problems, disorders associated with aging, eye problems, illnesses related to the cardiovascular or respiratory system can obtain great benefit by adding fresh fruits and vegetables to their diet? Antioxidants for dogs is a true wonder food. Imagine that!

Antioxidants for Dogs

Kale, Collard Greens, Spinach, Green Beans, Parsley, Basil

 According to Lucy Postins, the founder of Honest Kitchen these vegetables help to slow the signs of aging by cleaning up the products of cellular oxidation. The vegetables and herbs above are rich in chlorophyll and contain the antioxidant lutein. But, what about Kale & Spinach? Talk about a wonder food! Both have high amounts of fiber, calcium, protein and vitamins A, C and K. There is no other vegetable source that can match this mighty duo of antioxidants for dogs!

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Cranberries, Cherries, Pomegranate

Red and orange fruits and vegetables are incredibly rich in carotene. Wow! Lycopene provides the red pigment in cranberries, cherries and pomegranate and this little ingredient is particularly effective at quenching the destructive free radical singlet oxygen. As pet owners it’s vitally important to become more educated about diet and nutrition. Currently, antioxidants are becoming a major focus of the pet industry and many companies are including these in their dog food and treats. Do your pet a favor and include these nutrients that are rich antioxidant foods in your pet's diet today. Find a company you respect and trust that includes these food sources, or supplement your pet's diet with real food. Either way, your pet will thank you for this major change in their life. Now, I prepare my food and share the goodies with my doodles!

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  • I use veggies and fruits for Cookie. Sometimes she likes them on their own but prefers them mixed with meat.

    Jana Rade on
  • You make all those healthy things look so appetizing. We usually have kale, spinach and fruit here for humans and Kilo the Pug. He loves most fruit and veg raw, but he prefers Kale and Spinach cooked. I find Kale a little bitter raw myself. You have reminded me I should go on a cleanse, but so hard to give up a few things.

    Talent Hounds on
  • I LOVE this post! What great information, I’m definitely going to start adding some of these antioxidant foods to the dogs’ diets. I’m also sharing!
    Love & Biscuits,
    Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them

    Cathy Armato on
  • Thank you for this great post! You have opened my eyes up and now I want my mom to go shopping!!! Have a great weekend! :)

    Spencer the Goldendoodle on
  • I bet she does! I’m so happy to see more and more dog food and treat companies including antioxidants!

    Maureen Lake on


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