Apples are the perfect springtime fruit! They're incredibly tasty and full of so much flavor! You know what they say... "An apple a day keeps the doctor away" - in this case, "an apple a day keeps the vet away!" Did you know that there are actually tons of benefits of apples for dogs?
Apples have numerous nutritional properties that can help keep your furry friend healthy. This is one of the many reasons why we created our Apple Pops treats. They're 100% organic and 1000% delicious! Our Apple Pops treats are made with rich notes of juicy apple bits and paired with a savory blend of cranberry and wild blueberries. All of the ingredients are free of artificial colors, preservatives, flavors, soy, wheat, and dairy. They're suitable for vegans, too, so every dog can enjoy them.
Considering they're made from natural human-grade ingredients, humans are free to give them a try, too! We'd be lying if we said we didn't taste-test our products! One of our customers, Alex, even said, "I honestly can't decide who likes these more - me or my dogs! Delicious!"
To check out our incredibly tasty vegan dog treats, Apple Pops, click here.
Now that we've told you a little more about our organic apple dog treats and what they're made of, let's talk about why you should consider adding apples into your dog's diet.
Benefits of Apples for Dogs
Apples are a great source of antioxidants
Antioxidants are important for several reasons. Firstly, they prevent free radical damage to cells which can lead to cancer or heart disease. They're also super important because they help to reduce inflammation and boost your dog's immune system, which then helps prevent cell damage in cells throughout your body. This also includes those found within the brain!
If you have an aging dog, then it's important that they get extra care because their old tissues act as vulnerable targets for free radicals (a type of oxidant). So, adding a few bits of apples to their diet is one way to help them get those much-needed antioxidants! (Plus, it's one of the most delicious ways, too!)
Apples are full of vitamins like vitamin C, A, and K
Apples are packed with vitamins! Let's break down some of the benefits of these 3 vitamins for dogs.
- Vitamin C: Vitamin C is important for dogs because it helps to reduce inflammation and cognitive aging. It also finds potentially harmful free radicals in your dog's body, which can cause damage to your furry friend!
- Vitamin A: Vitamin A is a powerhouse of nutrients! It helps to better your dog's growth, fetal development, and cell function. Vitamin A also helps to promote strong bones and teeth, too. This vitamin works alongside vitamin C to again, fight off free radicals that can lead to cancer cells or other illnesses. It truly is a vitamin of many talents!
- Vitamin K: Vitamin K is a fat-soluble vitamin that helps activate your dog's blood to clot. This is a vitamin that can come in extra handy if your dog ingests any rat or mouse poison.
Think about it this way, as a parent, you most likely have stressed the importance of vitamins to your children... Well, the same goes for your fur kids! Dogs are just as much a part of your family and deserve to be treated to healthy foods!
Apples help your dog's digestive health
Apples are low in protein and high in fiber. Fiber helps to keep your dog healthier and happier! When dogs eat, their body digests food more slowly. With this slower digestion rate comes a proportional decrease in the amount of sugar absorbed into the bloodstream. Due to the high fiber, it will help to prevent constipation, diarrhea, and also help with weight management.
Apples can improve your dog's breath and overall, their dental health
We adore dogs... However, when it comes to their breath, that is something we definitely don't adore sometimes! Dogs are prone to stinky breath but don't worry, there are ways to help with this! Amazingly, one way is to include apples in their food! Apples are rich in malic acid, which helps to break down the proteins that cause bad breath.
Apples contain a lot of pectin. For those of you who aren't familiar with this term, pectin is a soluble fiber. This natural substance has been shown to lower cholesterol levels and help prevent cardiovascular disease. Pectin also has an anti-inflammatory effect on the digestive tract by helping it move smoothly through your dog's intestines. Apple pectin also promotes healthy teeth and gums, so your pup can get a good clean on any food particles left behind!
There are just so many benefits of apples for dogs!
Apples are low in calories, so they make for the perfect snack. Like humans, dogs should be able to enjoy this fruit as it has so many nutritional benefits and such a juicy flavor! Especially in the spring, apples are a great food to bring with you on a picnic, or even just a quick snack to have on the go.
If you're looking to add apples into your dog's diet somehow, then definitely check out our organic dog treats, Apple Pops! As we mentioned, these are made with juicy bits of apple and include blueberries, cranberries, beets, and more all-natural ingredients. We pride ourselves on offering a healthy culinary experience for your dog and will always continue to create treats that can contribute to their health and happiness! We don't mean to sound bias, but these are by far some of the best dog treats!
Our Apple Pops dog treats are part of our Farm Stand Collection. This collection also includes treats made with carrots - another ingredient that is great for your dog!
In conclusion, it's absolutely beneficial to add apples into your dog's diet!
Whether that be by adding bits of apples into their meals, or even something as simple as treating them to dog treats made with apples! (Like our Apple Pops!)
Thank you so much for reading our blog and please make sure to let us know how you end up adding apples into your dog's diet. We'd love to know what other fruits you'd like us to make vegan dog treats with.
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