So I was reading some older posts about nutrition and what people feed there dogs. I saw a lot of people add greenbeans, yogurt and other tidbits to the dog food. What is the purpose of this? Is it to add variety or the extra fiber. I am currently feeding TOTW rotating between the different flavors, except salmon because he is still to young and was advised against that until he is older.
i was wondering the same thing.
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People give greenbeans mainly to help with weight reduction. Usually they reduce the amount of kibble and add greenbeans. Also, I see you have a very young dog. I, personally, would not add anything to the food. In some cases, this can lead to pickiness. I feel the same way about rotating foods in a young dog.
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I give my girls salt free, canned green beans at dinner time (I split a can between the 2 of them). I do it mainly to help them feel fuller without having to feed more food. It helps keep their weight down and keep their bellies happy. This is also how they lost weight after their multiple surgeries....more green beans, less kibble.
Labs are notorious for always being hungry, so this helps to make them feel fuller without giving extra food or treats and making them gain weight.
I add nonfat plain yogurt and blueberries or strawberries to their breakfast sometimes also....they LOVE it!!
Green beans are also good and i have also kept green beans in my option and it is a good replacement and nice food and is full of proteins.