If you want your dog to be as happy and healthy as possible, then it is very important to consider their diet. So, can dogs eat nectarines?
When considering a dog’s diet, it is crucial to think about whether they are getting vitamins and minerals. Many of us make the mistake of thinking of food purely in terms of fuel. We eat what we need to when we’re hungry in order to sustain activity… and that’s it. We give relatively little thought to things like vitamins, minerals, protein etc.
Even when dieting, many people think purely in terms of calories!
And we’re even more guilty of this when it comes to our dogs. It doesn’t help that most dogs will eat practically anything, and it doesn’t help that a lot of dog foods bought in stores don’t really make much effort to include nutrients, or to encourage a balanced and varied diet. That latter factor is probably not a huge surprise, given that the manufacturers would really much rather that your dog only ate the one product!
But most dog foods don’t contain anywhere near the variety of nutrients that your pet needs. And this can cause significant issues.
If your dog isn’t getting enough calcium, for instance, then this can cause bone problems and make them more likely to get a fracture. If your dog gets too much omega 6 and not enough omega 3, then this can cause inflammation—causing joint pain and potentially leading to impaired cognitive function.
Are you considering these factors?
The answer might be to share a little fruit with your dog, seeing as fruit is so well-known for being rich in nutrients.