As you’ve heard me say time and time again “dogs are carnivores” and carnivores don’t digest vegetables well. Dogs have a difficult time digesting vegetables because dogs have a short digestive tract. Herbivores and omnivores have longer digestive tracts that are capable of breaking down the fiber and absorbing the nutrition locked in vegetables.
That said, I get daily questions about feeding vegetables to dogs. I think this is because we have grown up with the statement “eat your vegetables if you want to be healthy”. So here goes.
I do believe dogs eat some vegetable matter but not in the form we find yummy. Dogs would get their veggies by eating fresh herbivore droppings and stomach contents. So what I’m going to do is show you how to prepare vegetables for dogs in a manner that simulates the stomach content of a herbivore. I will call this mix “Bioavailable vegetables for dogs“.
What do yo need to make bioavailable vegetables for dogs?
- 16 ounces of chopped kale
- 1 bunch of broccoli (this is usually 3 stalks)
- 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
- steamer pot
- blender or food processor
Getting started making bioavailable vegetables for dogs is easy.