Can dogs have cucumbers?

Ever wonder what fruits and vegetables your dog can have? We certainly have. The good news is there are quite a few your pet can have, and cucumber is one of them. This refreshing vegetable comes with many benefits. Not only is it healthy and low in calories, but it’s inexpensive! No need to break the bank with this treat. Let’s look at a few of those benefits, how to feed, and ways to incorporate them in healthy recipes.

Benefits of Cucumber

We love feeding our dogs cucumbers because we know the benefits they'll receive. For starters, it's low in calories, so you won't have to worry about your pet gaining weight. Cucumbers contain an array of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants which include:

  • Vitamin C - Helps reduce inflammation and cognitive decline.
  • Vitamin K - Helps to regulate blood function and clotting.
  • Magnesium - Essential for normal nerve, muscle function, supports the immune system, bones, and heartbeat.
  • Manganese - Supports your dog’s energy, metabolism, and healthy bone & cartilage.
  • Potassium - Supports nerve function and helps regulate muscle contractions.
  • Fiber - Great for your dog’s digestive tract.

Cucumbers benefit the digestive system and help improve your pet's stool quality. Not only will your dog reap the benefits, but they'll also stay hydrated—another reason to swap out those carb-filled dog treats.

How to Feed Cucumbers to Your Dog

We now know cucumbers are safe, but how do we feed them to our dogs? First and foremost, we recommend buying organic to ensure that the cucumber is free of pesticides. Then, make sure to wash and dry your cucumber. We suggest leaving the skin on, as the skin is known to have the most fiber. To help prevent choking, dice your cucumber into small bite-sized pieces. You can feed it as a treat or sprinkle it as a topper in your dog’s food bowl. Always feed in moderation, as too much of anything can be harmful, including new foods. Let’s dive into a list of cucumber dog treats below!

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Easy Treats for Dogs

We’re constantly brainstorming a list of recipes to feed our furry friends. As pet parents, we want to know what goes into our pet’s food, including treats. Below you’ll find a list of hydrating dog treats that are easy and nutrient-rich to feed your beloved pets.

Probiotic Frozen Treat

What we used:
- Organic Cucumber
- Digest-All Plus™
- Bone Broth

Directions:
Step 1: Place your Bone Broth, and Digest-All Plus™ aside.
Step 2: Chop up your cucumber for easy blending.
Step 3: Blend all your ingredients together.
Step 4: Pour your mixture in the silicone molds.
Step 5: Freeze for 3-4 hours.

Apple Cucumber Dog Treat

What we used:
- Organic Cucumber
- Canine Complete™
- Apple Sauce
- Water

Directions:
Step 1: Chop up the cucumber for easier blending.
Step 2: Then, blend all your ingredients.
Step 3: Pour mixture into the silicone molds.
Step 4: Freeze for 3-4 hours.

Cucumber and Watermelon Treat

What we used:
- Organic Cucumber
- Seedless Watermelon
- Immune Boost (Ester-C)
- Bone Broth

Directions:
Step 1: Chop up the cucumber and watermelon.
Step 2: Blend all your ingredients
Step 3: Pour mixture into silicone molds.
Step 4: Freeze for 3-4 hours

Quick Summary

Are cucumbers good for dogs? The answer is yes! It's an inexpensive and healthier option to feed your dogs compared to processed, high-caloric treats. At the end of the day, we want to know what's going into our pets body. One way to accomplish that is by feeding them pet-friendly fruits and veggies. The next time you're eating a cucumber, remember to share with your dog. Comment below with your pet's favorite treats. Don't forget to check out our supplement line, and find the right nutrients for your beloved pets! 

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