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To choose the healthiest Pomeranian snacks, you need to be mindful of a few things, like the age and weight of your Pomeranian, the nutritional value of the snacks, and their timing, frequency, and quantity. If you take care of these factors, then you can safely give snacks to your Pomeranian. Snacks should constitute a regular part of your dog’s diet too. Studies show that 10-30% of any dog’s diet should include snacks. It is excellent for their overall health, and it is like a treat for him, and he is, of course, going to love you more for it. Let us now see the choice of some healthy snacks for your Pomeranian friend.
Many dog owners do not prioritize fruits as a healthy snack option for their furry friends. They will go for over-the-shelf products but won’t look in their kitchen for some tasty and nutritious snack options in the form of fruits for a Pomeranian. This is a mistake and as a dog owner, you should be wary of it. Here are some of the popular fruits that you can give as Pomeranian snacks as well.
Apple: It is an excellent choice for a snack that is packed with healthy nutrients. You can get a healthy dose of Vitamins like A and C from it. It is also rich in fiber which will help keep your Pomeranian’s bowel movement under control. The chewing and biting of apples also help to keep the teeth clean and the breath fresh. Remember to remove the seeds and the core before feeding; they contain elements that can be harmful to your pet.
Bananas: They contain high potassium, fiber, copper, Vitamin C, sodium, etc. They also have low levels of cholesterol. All these qualities help in keeping the brain, heart, and digestion of your Pomeranian healthy. Do not go overboard with bananas, though; they contain 12 gm of sugar, too, so always feed them in moderation.
Blueberries: They are a potent source of antioxidants like Vitamins K and C and have high levels of fiber too. You can make a blueberry smoothie for your Pomeranian or toss a few in its food.
Cantaloupe: It is another super Pomeranian snack that is high in healthy nutrients like potassium, folate, fiber, niacin, Vitamins A, B6, and C. Before serving, makes sure to remove the seeds and rind as they contain elements that may mess up the digestion system of your Pomeranian.
Like fruits, vegetables are also a safe and healthy choice for Pomeranian snacks. They can help your furry friend remain in good shape with a healthy gut. Vegetables are easy to digest and have a satiating effect. Here are some of the vegetables that you can give to your Pomeranian as a snack.
Carrots: Your Pomeranian will love carrots. They help prevent and manage many diseases, including urinary bladder cancer. They have high levels of fiber and beta carotene, which are beneficial for your Pomeranian. Like apples, munching on carrots may help keep the teeth clean, too, as they remove the buildup on teeth and freshen them up.
Celery: It has very high levels of Vitamins A, B, and C. It enhances the immunity system of your Pomeranian and keeps it healthy and fit.
Cucumber: They are perfect in summers as they have a very high level of water in them, which will keep your dog hydrated. Besides water, it has many other nutrients that are beneficial for the overall health of your Pomeranian. These include copper, magnesium, potassium, biotin, Vitamins C, K, and B1. They are also helpful in refreshing the breath of your Pomeranian.
Green beans: They are an excellent source of Vitamins K, C, and A, folic acid, niacin, potassium, calcium, iron, fiber, beta carotene, to name some of them. Try to give fresh beans to your Pomeranian and if you have to feed him the canned variety, then make sure it is free from salt.
Honorable mentions: Other fruits and vegetables that make ideal Pomeranian snacks include pears, pumpkin, sweet potato, red peppers, broccoli, strawberries, watermelons, etc. Control the portions that you give them, and you will have a happy and grateful Pomeranian.
Store-bought Pomeranian snacks
There is a considerable variety of ready-to-eat snacks available in the market for your Pomeranian. You can feed them but do keep in mind their nutritional value. It is mentioned on the package. Ensure that it is free from artificial flavors and seasonings; harmful additives and preservatives are a big no-no. The sugar content should be of a moderate level. A research carried out by a university on dog snacks revealed that the actual quantity of ingredients differed from what was mentioned on the packaging. It is a wake-up call for all dog owners. So, always buy from reputed brands that enjoy customers’ trust. Here are some of the brands that you can buy off the shelf with confidence.
Zuke’s crunchy natural dog treats
It is an organic treat that your Pomeranian will love. Baked to perfection, it is available in three tasty flavor combinations that your dog will drool over. They include peanut butter and bananas, pumpkin and sweet potato, and berries that include cherries, cranberries, and blueberries.
Fruitables baked dog treats
It is also an all-natural Pomeranian snack that I am sure your dog will love. It has no artificial additives whatsoever. And what’s more, it has several flavors but has pumpkin as the dominant ingredient. Pumpkins keep the digestion of the Pomeranians in check, and they make for a great snack as well. The choice of flavors includes pumpkin & apple, pumpkin & banana, pumpkin & blueberry, and pumpkin & cranberry.
So, there you have it—some of the healthy Pomeranian snacks for a beloved pet. Try to keep things as natural as possible. You can also cook snacks for your Pomeranian at home. As long as the portions are in control and the ingredients are pure and natural, your Pomeranian will love his snacks.
Also worth mentioning that it is recommended to not give your pomeranian too many snacks at one time or one day. As they might vomit for eating too fast or too much.
if you want you can watch this video. She reviews some dog treats for small dogs.
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