Dinnertime with your furry friend can be a bit…well, bland. Kibble on its own gets repetitive, and let’s face it, we all get tired of eating the same thing every day. We’ve got some super simple and pawsome ideas to add some excitement to your dog’s meals. These toppers are easy to add, nutritious, and most importantly, delicious! Turn mealtime into a tail-wagging fiesta for your pup.

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Bone Broth Boost

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A spoonful of low-sodium bone broth adds moisture and savory flavor, making kibble more enticing for your pup.

Sardine Surprise

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Mash a sardine or two (packed in water) for a fishy drizzle rich in omega-3 fatty acids. This adds a delicious flavor and provides important health benefits.

Pumpkin Power

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Pure canned pumpkin (not pie filling) is a fiber-rich digestive aid that can help with occasional tummy troubles. It also adds a touch of sweetness that many dogs enjoy.

Cheesy Goodness

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A sprinkle of grated cheese (in moderation) offers a decadent flavor boost that most dogs find irresistible. Remember, though, to avoid processed cheeses and opt for healthier options like cheddar or mozzarella.

Egg-cellent Addition

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Scrambled or chopped cooked egg is a protein-packed topper rich in vitamins and minerals. It’s a great source of nutrition and most dogs love the taste.

Fruity Fancies

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Small, diced berries like blueberries or chopped strawberries add a touch of sweetness and antioxidants. Just be sure to avoid grapes and raisins, which can be toxic to dogs.

Veggie Vibrancy

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Finely chopped steamed green beans, carrots, or peas offer vitamins and a delightful crunch. Steaming makes the vegetables easier to digest for your dog.

Fermented Fun

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A dollop of plain, unflavored yogurt introduces probiotics to support your dog’s gut health and adds a tangy twist. Choose yogurt with live and active cultures for the most benefit.

10 Foods That Could Endanger Your Dog’s Health

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As dog owners, it’s crucial to be aware that not all human foods are suitable for our four-legged friends. Certain common items in our pantries and refrigerators can pose serious risks to their health. This article highlights the top 10 foods you should avoid feeding your dog to prevent any unintended harm. Ensuring their safety and well-being is a responsibility we all share, and being informed is the first step.

Read it Here: 10 Foods That Could Endanger Your Dog’s Health

10 Foods That Act As A Natural Toothbrush For Your Dog

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If your dog despises the toothbrush like most do, your life is about to get a lot easier. Keeping your pup’s teeth clean can be as simple as giving them one of these 10 foods. These foods act as a natural option for tooth cleaning and most will be something your dog will be eager to chomp away at. Ditch the daily brushing fight and make both of your lives easier with this list!

Read it Here: 10 Foods That Act As A Natural Toothbrush For Your Dog

7 Common Foods Dogs Are Allergic To And What To Do About It

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Ever wonder why your dog starts scratching like there’s no tomorrow or gets those mysterious tummy troubles? It might be more than just a bad day; it could be a food allergy. These aren’t your run-of-the-mill immediate reactions; food allergies in dogs usually show up after they’ve been eating the same thing for a while.

And guess what? It’s usually not grains causing the fuss but proteins. While not as common as those pesky seasonal sniffles or reactions to fleas, food allergies do affect our furry friends, and figuring out the culprit ingredient can really turn things around for them.

Read it Here: 7 Common Foods Dogs Are Allergic To And What To Do About It

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Gina Matsoukas is an AP syndicated writer. She is the founder, photographer and recipe developer of Running to the Kitchen — a food website focused on providing healthy, wholesome recipes using fresh and seasonal ingredients. Her work has been featured in numerous media outlets both digital and print, including MSN, Huffington post, Buzzfeed, Women’s Health and Food Network.

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