Seasonal Produce for Your Pets Too?
Eating seasonally is not only healthy for yourself, but it is good for your pets too. Being that seasonal produce has greater nutritional content, and natural cleansing and healing abilities for your body; these benefits are also important to maintaining a healthy and well-balanced diet for your pets.
Just like store-bought and processed produce, commercial brand pet foods can contain unhealthy fillers (wheat, corn, soy), preservatives, artificial flavoring, and animal by-product meal. All unhealthy for your pet's diet. But including seasonal produce in your pets diet, gives them healthier skin, coat, teeth, and gums. Additionally, making your own homemade pet food is inexpensive and more sustainable as your seasonal produce comes from nearby farms.
Fruits and vegetables your pets can eat (according to PetMD):
- Apples (seeds removed)
- Watermelon (seeds removed)
- Frozen bananas
- Green beans
- Carrots (raw or cooked)
- Sweet potato (cooked)
- Squash (zucchini)
Click here to read how some of these fruits and vegetables benefit your pet's health.
Fruits and vegetables your pets should NOT eat (according to PetMD):
- Grapes / raisins
- Fruits with pits (cherries, peaches, plums)
Have a pet dog and want to feed them a homemade, healthy, fresh made, and delivered pet food, check out The Farmer's Dog. Or if you feel like cooking a recipe yourself, read the DIY - "Homemade Dog Food".For more information on homemade cat and dog food, go to and read "Home Prepared Diets For Dogs & Cats".