Dog’s Best Friend

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Blasting for your Pooch

As the owner of a pet who has chronic digestive issues, I spend a lot of time and money (an average of $300 per month) at the vet. Since using the NutriBullet on a daily basis put my Ulcerative Colitis in remission, I wanted to explore the possibility of using it to improve my pet’s health, too. Of course, I am aware that there are many human foods that are toxic to animals, so knowing this, I wanted to make sure that I only used fresh, organic ingredients that would provide the best nutrition for my dog. Luckily, there are some fruits and vegetables that are very helpful in maintaining the health of your pet.

After discussing the benefits of whole fruit and vegetable juice with my vet and after a lot of research and discussion with those who are already on board with this idea, I decided to give it a try. With my list of “approved” ingredients, I began sharing a small portion of fresh extracted juice with my dog. While you do not want to substitute this as a meal, it is a nice compliment as either a small side dish or to use as gravy on dry dog food.

Animals require nutrients just like people and can experience digestive problems similar to us. It is just as important to keep inflammation from building up in their bodies as it is our own.

If you want to give this a shot, just make sure that you do not use any additives. Only whole, fresh and organic ingredients. Check with your vet for foods to avoid, for example, grapes, avocado and chocolate can be dangerous to your pet.

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Here are a few ingredients that you can use in the NutriBullet and can share with your pet. My suggestion is no more than a ½ cup once a day depending upon the size of your pet. You can drink the rest:

Recommended ½ cup serving – Any combination of the ingredients below

  • 1 carrot
  • ½ apple
  • 1 tablespoon organic pumpkin puree (Great for older pets with digestive issues)
  • Green beans
  • Spinach

-Shari Pack

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