Yellow Veggie Mix
Yellow foods derive their vibrant color from carotenoids. Carotenoids are a type of antioxidant that helps fight against free radicals and oxidation. The most common types are α-carotene, β-carotene, β-cryptoxanthin, lutein, zeaxanthin, and lycopene. While α-carotene (beta-carotene) can be converted into retinol (vitamin A) in humans, dogs cannot reliably convert and should depend on animal sources such as liver.
As with all plant matter, it must be prepped appropriately before being fed. As dogs are not equipped to break down plant matter, mush be blended, cooked, or fermented. Any root vegetables should be cooked until tender, while more water-rich ones can simply be blended.
1 Yellow Bell Pepper
A thumb-size of Ginger
1 Summer Squash
1. Gather all your produce.
2. Wash and peel vegetables.
3. Cut everything into small pieces for easy blending.
4. Cook parsnips for 10-15 minutes or until they can be stabbed through.
5. Add all ingredients to a blender and blend with water.
General Dosage –
1/2-1 tsp. small dogs
2-3 tsp. medium dogs
1-2 tbsp. large dogs
These colorful veggie mixes are fun and relatively quick to make to save some moolah on store-bought mixes. Plus, they can be made with in-season plants or any human leftovers. I hope you learn something new today & Always Keep Exploring!