Are superfoods safe por pets?
It is well known that when it comes to feeding our pets, we also want to contribute to their health. That is why in this article we will show you the list of superfoods that can be consumed by dogs and cats.
Although it is true that today there are infinite varieties and options for feeding pets, it is also important to consider the quality and purity of the products we choose for our little friends, who many times - unlike humans - can be more delicate when it comes to eating due to certain restrictions related to age, condition or certain treatment.
Remember that if you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact your veterinarian for advice and recommendations depending on the diet that your pet requires.
Lucuma is a delicious Peruvian superfood loaded with vitamins and minerals that cannot only be consumed by people, but also by dogs and cats.
It's a low glycemic sweetener with a taste between maple syrup, butterscotch, vanilla, and fig. Your pet will surely love it!
Lucuma powder benefits are many. One full serving provides beta-carotene (a very powerful antioxidant), and extra fiber. It is also a great source of vitamin A , which has a positive impact on the pet's skin, promoting cell growth and regeneration in case of injury.
If you want to add lucuma to your puppy or kitten's diet, one of the best ways is to include 1 tablespoon in the mix for their treats. What about lucuma cookies? Definitely a fun way to support their health!
Maca is a dense and balanced nutrient. It brings many benefits and contains exceptional properties. It is an excellent source of over 20 amino acids, including 8 essential amino acids and phytonutrients.
By the way, the best maca powder is going to have the best flavor, so you can expect a delightful malty/nutty taste. This superfood can boost the mood of your little friends, especially in those moments when it is time to leave them alone at home. This is because maca naturally fights stress and promotes energy.
Maca supports healthy hormones, fight free radicals, boost the immune system and improve sexual health, which means that it can also promote fertility in pets.
There are many ways to add maca to your dog or cat's diet, but the most widely used is in powder form. Also, remember that the type of product you buy is important, so it is recommended that you always look for gelatinized and 100% organic Peruvian maca.
And how can you use it? Easy! You can prepare veggie snacks by adding a tablespoon of maca or mixing it with their usual food.
Chia seeds are a powerful superfood packed with many health benefits for pets, especially dogs. They have a well rounded taste to them and a wonderful texture, both dry and wet.
These seeds have a large amount of protein and Omega 3 fatty acids, which make them essential to maintain muscle mass, nails, skin and coat.
Did you know that chia also contains calcium? The large amount of calcium present in this superfood may support your pet's dental and bone health. The phosphorus in these is also incredibly important as it helps to form cellular structures.
Apart from that, the excellent source of fiber found in these tiny seeds promote a healthy digestive system and fight constipation in pets. Of course, hydration is vital too!
If you want to incorporate chia seeds into your pets' diet, you can do so by spreading them on their daily food plate, or by including them in special recipes (healthy or veggie snacks).
Ginger is a warming spice, a powerful herb that is loaded with various nutrients that have multiple health benefits. It is a flowering plant that has been used for thousands of years thanks to its taste and nutritional properties. Its main active compound is gingerol, which is anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidative.
Ginger works as a stomach protector in pets, relieving nausea or some other digestive problem. Actually, theres is a study that suggest ginger is good for controlling vomiting or nausea caused by chemotherapy in dogs.
If you want to give ginger to your dog, first, you must peel the superfood in its entirety, then, cut it into very fine pieces and then mix it in their food. It does not have such a pleasant taste, so the smaller the chunks the better.
Camu Camu Powder comes from the Camu Camu berry. It’s high in anti-oxidative compounds and a great source of powerful phytochemicals, amino acids, potassium, beta carotene, protein, calcium and best of all… the natural Vitamin C.
Camu camu provides significant health benefits for pets and it’s the superfood that has the most vitamin C in the world! (60X more natural Vitamin C than an orange), has anti-inflammatory properties and its intake in moderation can boost the immune system and prevent common colds in dogs.
By having so much vitamin C content, camu camu also enhances the energy of the pets, allowing them to be more active and with more vitality to run and play!
If you want to include this superfood in your pet's diet, simply add 1 teaspoon to their routine food and combine it with other foods. Remember that camu camu has a bittersweet taste, so it is necessary to mix it with other options.
We want the best for your pets
It is normal that we want to provide the best food for our pets. In fact, there are many options and wonderful superfoods that can promote their health.
However, sometimes it is often difficult to decide or know exactly what to offer them, and that is why we decided to share with you this list of the most popular Peruvian superfoods within our range of products that are safe for the furry ones in the house.
If you still have some doubts, do not hesitate and consult with your veterinarian, since not all pets are the same and food plans tend to vary depending on their needs.