About bell peppers
Bell peppers are fruits native to Mexico. Commonly used as vegetables, bell peppers are also known as sweet peppers, capsicum or simply peppers. Okay, most people know that. But I wonder how many know about bell peppers for dogs?
Nutrients in bell peppers
Bell peppers are a rich source of vitamin C as well as being a moderate source of vitamin B6.
This particularly applies to red peppers, which are roughly twice as rich in vitamins as the likes of green bell peppers.
Peppers also possess a wide variety of other vitamins and minerals, although only in moderate amounts.
Benefits of bell peppers for dogs
It is will worth considering adding peppers for dogs to your best friend’s diet. While red peppers are richest in nutrients, green, yellow, orange and purple peppers still contain plenty of nutrients.
Peppers contain plenty of cancer-fighting antioxidants. They can also be of benefit to any dog suffering from canine diabetes.
Bell peppers in homemade dog food
As a canine nutritionist known for his preference for homemade dog food, I am of the opinion that the more varied a dog’s diet, the better. Every fruit, every vegetable, every protein, fat and carbohydrate source bring their own nutritional benefits to the canine table.
So while bell peppers for dogs might be a strange concept to some, I highly recommend you consider adding them to your dog’s meal on occasion.