Have you ever wondered what exactly you’re feeding your dog? Reading an ingredient list can be daunting that’s why we paired some of our favorite ingredients with a summer bucket list for you and your pup.
Turkey, yellow peas, chickpeas, dried potatoes, flaxseed, sweet potatoes, chicken fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols), cane molasses, turmeric, blueberries, cranberries, glucosamine HCL, chondroitin sulfate, coconut oil, full-spectrum hemp extract, rosemary extract, + playing catch, sunshine, belly rubs
Hit the Dusty Trail
A day out in the woods can be such a fun way to spend time with your dog. Make sure to research dog-friendly hikes when taking your dog out on the trail. This will ensure they’re allowed in and will also let you know if they’re capable of the hike depending on how long and arduous it is. Hiking for you and your pup will strengthen the large muscles in the body while stimulating those feel-good chemical hormones of adrenaline and endorphins. Who doesn’t want a mood booster and an increase in energy levels?
Certain ingredients in treats can help your dog’s endurance and strength. Some of these ingredients include turkey, sweet potato, and coconut oil. (All three of which can help with allergies which can be heightened during the summer months.)
Turkey is a source of protein that will help build muscle and provide energy. This lean meat provides an alternative option for dogs with food sensitivities.
Sweet potato offers another source of energy. Rich in vitamin A, it promotes healthy skin, coat, eyes, nerves, and muscles.
Coconut oil can increase energy levels and reduce allergic reactions.
Any type of water day with your dog is a good one, but there’s nothing like floating on the water with your best friend. This activity helps them stay cool, helps them relax and they can get a bit of exercise in when it’s their turn to swim.
Ingredients to keep your pup living a long, full, and stress-free life are cranberries, blueberries, and CBD. Cranberries and blueberries are both rich in antioxidants that help fight free radicals.
Cranberries- can improve your dog's bladder health, reduce tartar and plaque buildup and fight bacteria.
CBD reduces pain, nausea, and inflammation. It controls anxiety and boosts heart health.
Life with You is Always a Picnic
Pack a picnic and take your pup to play catch or frisbee in the park.
This will help you both release all kinds of pent-up energy. All the running and catching will keep your dog both physically and mentally fit.
Ingredients that can help keep your dog’s eye on the ball are chickpeas and sweet potatoes. Chickpeas can help support eye health, thanks to vitamin A, and a hat tip to Vitamin B and C your dog will get a boost to the immune system.
Don’t forget, sweet potatoes are a great source of vitamin A as well!
Riddle Me This
Make a puzzle for your dog. There are all kinds of great DIY puzzles for dogs on Pinterest. An easy puzzle for your dog uses only 3 items. Grab tennis balls, a muffin pan, and treats. Place the treats in the muffin pan and then put a tennis ball on each treat. Ask your dog to find the treats. This fun interactive puzzle helps your dog work on focus, cognitive thinking and can help calm anxiety.
Ingredients that help with brain function are rosemary and coconut oil.
Rosemary can help with your dog’s memory and mood. It also contains antioxidants that may help prevent cancer and heart disease. Given its antimicrobial, it may help with your dog's digestive issues.
Coconut oil can increase energy levels, improve skin and coat, improve digestion, and reduce allergic reactions. Coconut oil can potentially slow cognitive dysfunction in dogs.