As more and more people have embraced healthier eating and become more aware of what they put on their plates and in their dogs' bowls, the term "superfood" has become ubiquitous. Used to describe everything from acai berries to zucchini, it has helped sell many supplements.
When it comes to food for your dog, there are some that qualify as super in that they are safe to eat and rich in nutrients. If you feed dry food and are looking for ways to increase your dog's nutrient intake, consider some of the foods below as a topper. If you're feeding a fresh diet, you don't necessarily need the nutrient boost these foods provide, but they can be a great option for occasional treats.
Here are some superfoods that are part of our Goofy Tails Wholesome Meals-
Chicken breast is a great source of protein that gives dogs plenty of energy. Chicken breast is also a good source of Omega 6 fatty acids, which are good for the skin and coat, and contain essential amino acids and glucosamine for healthy bones.
Chicken liver is rich in amino acids and contains high quality protein. It is also a great source of zinc, copper (which helps prevent anemia), iron and B-complex vitamins.
Whole eggs are full of high quality protein, amino acids, essential fatty acids, vitamins and nutrients. The health benefits of eggs are numerous, including improved skin and coat. Eggs are highly digestible for dogs, so they are great for puppies who are unwell or recovering from an upset stomach.
Quinoa seeds support a healthy and shiny coat, healthy teeth and nails, and strong bones. The nutrients in quinoa (and other grains and seeds) help support metabolism, blood sugar levels, brain function, and can be a good source of energy for daily activities.
Black beans are an excellent source of vitamin C, vitamin K and manganese. They're also full of protein and fiber to help burn fat, regulate your pet's blood sugar and boost their immune system.
Beetroot is packed with fiber, vitamins and minerals, including vitamin C, potassium, folic acid and magnesium, beetroot benefits your dog's skin and coat and digestion.
Spinach has a high content of vitamins A, B, C and K. It also contains iron, antioxidants, beta-carotene and ballast substances that stimulate the digestive tract.
Carrots are an excellent source of vitamin A, potassium and fiber, among other vitamins. Carrots contain beta-carotene, a nutrient found in orange fruits and vegetables that can boost immune health, promote eye health, and improve your dog's skin and coat. Carrots also contain a lot of fiber, which is beneficial for the digestive tract. Raw carrots are a healthy, low-calorie snack (and chewing on them is great for your dog's teeth and gums).
Peppermint contains nutrients that are valuable for your dog's health, such as calcium, magnesium, iron, copper and zinc. It also contains vitamin A (which boosts your dog's immune system and skin health) and vitamin C (which boosts your dog's bone health).
Coconut oil helps reduce inflammation, bad breath, benefits skin health, adds shine to hair, energizes hair and fights harmful fungi and bacteria.
Chicken bone broth benefits dogs and cats due to collagen. Collagen is found in bones, bones, arteries, limbs, tendons, blood vessels and hair. It is often referred to as the "glue" that holds the body together. As people and pets grow, collagen production declines. This is the main reason why joints, nails and skin weaken with age. In dogs and cats, collagen supports digestion, joint health, soft skin and fur, as well as the liver and immune system.
Brown rice is full of natural fiber that helps your dog's digestion. It is also an excellent source of carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals.
Mutton liver is loaded with vitamin A, an antioxidant that helps maintain eyesight, strengthens the heart and kidneys, supports the reproductive organs, and boosts the immune system.
Pumpkin is a good source of nutrients and fiber. Pumpkin is rich in beta-carotene, which not only improves immune health, but also eye health and supports your dog's skin and coat. Pumpkin also contains a large amount of soluble fiber, which surprisingly can serve two functions, both diarrhea relief and constipation relief. This seasonal treat is also rich in antioxidants; vitamins A, C and E; calcium; and iron.
Paneer is high in calcium and protein, also known for its ability to ease stomach problems in various forms.
Yellow lentils are a rich source of fibre, helping to regulate your dog's digestive system and relieve constipation.
Peas are packed with minerals like iron, zinc, potassium and magnesium. They are also rich in protein and high in fiber. Peas contain lutein, an antioxidant good for skin, heart and eye health.
Flaxseed helps relieve symptoms of arthritis, lowers blood pressure, improves kidney function, and maintains healthy skin and coat in dogs.
Chia seeds are a rich source of fiber, help regulate your dog's digestive system and potentially relieve constipation. Chia seeds are a nutritional powerhouse, loaded with protein, fiber, antioxidants, calcium, iron, magnesium, B vitamins and omega-3 fatty acids. Chia seeds boost your dog's immune system, help improve skin and coat, support joint and gut health, and help support insulin function and regulate blood sugar. They are great for dogs on weight loss programs because they absorb water and slow down digestion, helping dogs feel fuller for longer.
Sweet potatoes are one of the best food sources of vitamin A, which supports healthy skin, coat, eyes, nerves and muscles in dogs. Sweet potatoes are also a rich source of vitamins A, C, B6, potassium, calcium and iron.
Applesauce contains both vitamin A, which boosts your dog's immune system and skin health, and vitamin C, which helps with bone development and helps treat osteoarthritis.
Fresh mint leaves contain nutrients that are valuable for your dog's health, such as calcium, magnesium, iron, copper and zinc. It also contains vitamin A, which boosts your dog's immune system and skin health, and vitamin C, which boosts your dog's bone health.
Fennel Seeds has been found to help calm cramps and relax the gastrointestinal tract. The seeds have a high content of iron, vitamins A and C, potassium. These also help with digestion, bloating and flatulence. The best advantage is that it gives our dog fresh breath.
Hemp seeds are a good source of dog food because they are rich in omega-3 and omega-6 essential fatty acids, complete protein and fiber.
Buff meat has a high content of protein, iron, zinc, selenium and vitamins B12, B3 and B6
Buff liver is rich in iron, vitamin A, B and D, folic acid, phosphorus, essential fatty acids, zinc and copper. These nutrients protect and support a dog's digestion, immune system, reproductive organs, but also bones, joints, nerves and mental health.
Mixed Berries contain vitamins, fiber and antioxidants and tend to be low in sugar, making them just as healthy for dogs as they are for humans when fed properly. All berries, including strawberries, are high in fiber and beneficial vitamins and lower in calories and sugar than some other fruits. This means feeding berries in moderation to avoid stomach upset or weight gain.
Sunflower seeds are a good source of fiber, protein and healthy fatty acids for your dog's nutrition. The seeds are also rich in vitamins and minerals, including vitamin B1, B6, B3 and vitamin E, manganese, folate, selenium, magnesium and phosphorus. They can help with your dog's skin, leading to a healthy coat.
Buff Stock is lower in calories and fat and is a low allergen meat source for dogs. It has a higher content of protein, vitamin B6, B12, vitamin D, omega-3 fatty acids and omega-6. Buff meal is a good source of calcium and potassium.
Ginger has anti-inflammatory properties that are beneficial for many things, including fighting cancer and relieving arthritis. Ginger also naturally soothes the digestive system, relieving nausea, gastrointestinal problems and bloating.
Our healthy Goofy Tails treats are carefully prepared to act as a balanced meal for your dog. It is loaded with superfoods and ensures a balanced mix of vitamins, carbohydrates, proteins and fats in each of our products. Our highly trained chefs ensure good taste and avoid all known allergens in our dog bowls. Goofy Fresh is an initiative by Goofy Tails to ensure your pooch is served fresh, balanced and highly nutritious food, treats and other treats. The goal is to provide the pet with a human-like experience. Goofy fresh is known to improve skin and coat, promote healthier digestion and improve gut health. Fresh ingredients support stronger muscles and provide better overall health.We have four lip smacking flavours to try from - chicken and quinoa, veggies and sweet potato, buff and berries, and Lamb and Pumpkin. The meals are preservative free and gluten free!