13. Sweet potatoes and potatoes
Both of these foods are healthy and safe for your dog. As with all other human foods on this list, they should not have any seasonings or additives. Potatoes belong to the Solanaceae family and should NEVER be distributed raw to your dog. Sweet potatoes and potatoes can be boiled or baked to provide your dog with the following vitamins and minerals.
Manganese is specifically found in sweet potatoes. It is essential in the processes of production and use of energy. It facilitates the use of proteins and carbohydrates and contributes to the enzymes responsible for energy production. Even good pet food contains small amounts of manganese. Sweet potato is a simple and tasty way to introduce this mineral into your dog’s body.
Potassium is synonymous with banana. But the yellow fruit is not the only one who can boast of having a high potassium level. There is a sufficient amount of potassium in the potatoes. The ion is an essential intracellular component, that is to say, it is found in abundance inside the cell. It is necessary for the regulation of muscle cells and neurons and ensures the proper balance of fluids in the body of your pet. Vitamins A, C, and B6 are all vitamins found in potatoes that will protect the eyes, immune system, fur and skin of your dog.
Rice is known to relieve the symptoms of stomach upset in dogs, but this is not its only use. Rice is actually one of the human foods that can be given to dogs on a daily basis. It is a good source of carbohydrates and is not clogged with fats, cholesterol or sodium. Rice can offer your dog the following benefits.
The digestion of the starch only begins once the stomach is affected. This is a complex carbohydrate found in rice, which will leave your dog feeling fuller because of the increased absorption time. This is particularly attractive for dog owners with overweight puppies. Insoluble fiber is found in brown rice and can actually help protect your dog from cancer. Nutrients from neurotransmitters are also naturally present in brown rice and can help prevent Alzheimer’s disease.
Iron is a vital component of red blood cells and is therefore needed in sufficient quantity to prevent anemia. Iron is abundant in meat, but most of the meat contains fat. Rice does not do it. Niacin is vitamin B3 and is present in all rice. It is central in enzymatic and hormonal control. Niacin is used in the production of estrogen and testosterone and regulates the activity of the nervous system and digestion. Although vitamin D deficiency in dogs has not been documented, it is essential for proper bone growth and formation.
Give your dog rice will provide them with this vitamin in case of emergency. Because of the low amounts of sodium in rice, it is a very beneficial food for dogs with high blood pressure. Cooked rice can be given to your dog every day, but not too much. With this diet, a dog must also receive enough water to prevent constipation.