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Just like us humans, our dogs can get great nutrients from adding fresh vegetables to their meals or even as treats. Not all vegetables are created equal, though. There are some vegetables that are toxic and should be avoided when feeding your pup.

According to a veterinary nutritionist, these vegetables should only make up for about 10% of your dog’s diet. Let’s start with the good ones. Carrots and celery are great snacks for dogs with bad breath. Not only are they good sources of fiber, but their hardiness helps clean the plaque off their teeth.

Spinach is a great vegetable to add antioxidants and vitamins such as iron, calcium, and vitamin K. Beets, either raw or cooked, but not canned, are a great source of potassium and vitamin C. Both of these vegetables should be given in smaller amounts because there is a chance of giving your dog bladder stones especially if your dog is prone to them.

Kale is a great alternative and is absolutely packed with great nutrients. You can also give your dog regular lettuce. Though not very nutrient-dense, lettuce is a great crunchy treat especially if your pup is on a diet. Zucchini, green beans, and brussels sprouts are all excellent veggies that add great vitamins and nutrients.

Broccoli is a great fibrous vegetable to use as a treat but should be used sparingly as it can cause gastric irritation. On the flip side, pure pumpkin is a great vegetable to add to your dog’s diet if they are struggling with regulating their bowel movements.

The vegetables to avoid at all costs are are onion, asparagus, garlic, chives, and mushrooms. For more details on the specific nutrients your canine can get from these veggies, head to Insider.

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