Special Dietary Tips for Your Dog Amidst the Lockdown and the Thrashing Indian Summer!
What Should Be There On Your Dog’s Diet During Lockdown And Summer
In India, animals and humans both equally dread the summer season owing to the extreme heat and the rising temperatures. Additionally, this summer is coupled with a nightmare-like Pandemic and a strict lockdown imposed in most parts of the country. To comfort your loved doggy friend during these harsh times I am suggesting some special dietary tips for your dog . Like humans need to modify the diets to beat the scratching heat, your pet peeves are no different from this rule. In this article, let’s have a look at the eatables that should make it to your dog’s bowl this summer, along with the present crisis in mind. So, we need to focus on naturally cooler vegetables, fruits, and siders that are easily available near your doorstep.
The most common veggie included in a salad for humans is cucumber owing to its natural cooling properties. Moreover, it is a rich source of vitamins K, B1, B7, and C, and other nutrients like Potassium, Magnesium, and Cooper. This is a perfect guilt-free low calorie and sugar snack option for your pet.
We all know that coconut water is the aptest drink to stay refreshed and hydrated during the summers, and this is equally safe for your dogs as well. Coconut Water is a powerhouse of Calcium, Vitamin C, Potassium, and Electrolytes. In case your dog is not keeping well, you can dilute the coconut water with 25% water to make it an easily drinkable drink for your dog.
Mint leaves, too, are loaded with natural cooling properties and several other essential nutrients. You can add mint leaves to the normal water, other drinks, or treats that you prepare for your dog. However, make sure that your dog does not over consume these, and the accurate proportion for consuming these is one leaf in a ratio of 200 ml of water.
Ginger is loaded with anti-inflammatory properties and is extremely soothing for your dog’s stomach. You can either add it to your dog’s coconut water or the frozen treats that you offer him. Including ginger in your dog’s diet is one of the best ways to keep his tummy cool during the hot weather outside.
The king of fruits is a good treat for your furry balls this summer. I know it is a difficult task to share this delicious seasonal serving, but you can share it with your dog. Mangoes are fully safe for dog consumption after subtracting the peel and the seed. In addition, mangoes contain vitamin E, C, B6, and A, antioxidants, fiber, and flavonoids.
Watermelon is 90% water, and treating your dogs with this juicy fruit minus the peel and the seeds is an efficient way to help them combat the heat. Along with its super-hydrating properties, it is also packed with Vitamin A, B6, and C, Potassium, and Fiber.
Another guilt-free snacking option for your dog is beans. These low-on fat crunchies will win the heart of your dog. Chop the beans into small pieces and serve them either fresh, frozen, or cooked without adding salt or spices.
Add some freshly chopped pumpkin to the pan, and cook it until soft without any oil, salt, or spices. You can also serve it to your dog in a pureed form. It is high on dietary fiber that zeroes constipation chances for your pet. It is also a good option to tackle diarrhea. Moreover, pumpkin is enriched with Potassium, Vitamin A, Iron, and Beta-Carotene. Finally, anything in too much amount is bad, so everything you serve your dog should be inaccurate quantities. Moreover, if your dog has ever fallen sick in the past due to dietary changes, have a word with your vet first before inculcating any changes.