About Swiss chard

A leafy green vegetable native to the Mediterranean region, Swiss chard is a cultivated descendant of the sea beet. Believe it or not, it’s actually related to sugar beet and beetroot.

Nutrients in Swiss chard

Swiss chard is high in vitamins A, C, E & K. It’s also high in fibre, protein, magnesium, manganese and iron.

Low in calories, Swiss chard packs a real punch in terms of its beneficial nutrients. It can make an excellent addition to your dog’s diet when fed in moderation. It’s nutrients can help support the health of your dog and provide benefits to its vision, blood, liver, colon and immune system.


Just one word of warning though. Swiss chard is high in oxalic acid. This can interfere with your dog’s calcium absorption and potentially cause digestive issues. So, as with many ingredients in homemade dog food, moderation is important.

And lightly cook your Swiss chard for dogs as well. This removes the slightly bitter taste of older leaves.

Other than that, as a canine nutritionist, I highly recommend the addition of Swiss chard for dogs to your best friend’s diet.

If you really want to improve your dog’s health, nothing beats homemade dog food.

Especially for anyone new to home cooked dog food, I’ve created a step-by-step guide to making healthy homemade dog food. It includes a number of canine nutritionist- formulated homemade dog food recipes.

Homemade dog food is nutritious, healthy and easy to make with this simple step-by-step guide. Complete with recipes and instructions.

Chard recipes

Looking for homemade dog food recipes containing chard? Try this one!

Gerald Pepin

Gerald Pepin

Canine Nutritionist

Gerald Pepin is a qualified canine nutritionist, writer, speaker and homemade dog food advocate. Gerald believes that good nutrition can improve or cure most canine health problems and that the natural way is always the best way when it comes to healing man's best friend. A life-long lover of German Shepherds, Gerald and his wife The Dog Chef have two GSDs and live in rural Somerset.


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Homemade Dog Food Recipes

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