Okay, maybe dogs don’t need five fruits and vegetables a day as is recommended for humans, but fruits and vegetables can be beneficial to your dog’s diet. Fruit and veggies provide important nutrients like fiber, vitamins and minerals. And these nutrients can be found in Beneful dog food because of carefully selected vegetable and fruit ingredients like carrots, spinach, peas and apples.
What’s So Special About Fiber?
While dogs don’t necessarily need as much fiber as humans do, fiber does support a healthy digestive system. Dog foods with vegetable ingredients can help your dog digest food more easily. And, as it does in humans, fiber can also support healthy weight maintenance and may reduce the risk of certain conditions like high cholesterol.
Do dogs really need vitamins and minerals?
There are certain vitamins and minerals that are vital to a healthy dog’s diet, just as there are with humans. For instance, calcium is very important to healthy bone development and maintenance. Vitamins K, C, A and B are all important to dogs too.
What are the benefits of vitamins?
Vitamin K, which supports healthy blood and blood clotting, comes from green, leafy veggies like spinach, which is an ingredient in some Beneful blends. Vitamin C, which aids the immune system in dogs as well as humans, can be found in many fruits and veggies. Vitamin A, which promotes healthy eyes, can be found in carrots, spinach and sweet potatoes, which are all ingredients in various blends of Beneful commercial dog food. Vitamin B can be found in whole grains and certain veggies. Vitamin B supports a healthy metabolism through regulating glucose levels. It is also beneficial to your dog’s nervous system. As you can see, there are many reasons to call this brand of dog food Beneful!