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We compiled a list of 5 fresh human foods you can add to your dog’s bowl to help them live a longer and healthier life (shameless plug: PetPlate makes it even easier!)

#1 APPLES

 

An apple a day...Apples are known to slow and sometimes even shrink cancer by taking advantage of angiogenesis – blood vessel growth from pre-existing vessels to new vessels. Studies have shown that apples contain anti-angiogenic nutrients that slow the growth of new blood vessels and can show a 60% response rate in dog tumor cells. Just remember to take out the seeds (as well as the skins)!

 

#2 PUMPKIN

Pumpkins contain antioxidants like zinc, manganese, and other great acids similar to those found in blueberries and cauliflower. Pumpkin, also like cauliflower, is a great source of fiber, and a tasty treat (not trick) for your best friend!

 

#3 BROCCOLI

Broccoli, brussels sprouts, and cabbage contain glucosinolates, the sulfur-containing chemicals that help to eliminate potential carcinogens from the body. They act in ways that prevent normal cells from being transformed into cancerous cells.

 

#4 BUTTERNUT SQUASH

Butternut squash is high in antioxidant beta-carotene, which may prevent certain cancers and heart disease. In addition, this super fruit is packed with phytonutrients, which are plant-based nutrients that have been shown to provide health benefits related to cellular function, the immune system, and detoxification.

 

#5 FISH OIL

Fish Oil (specifically Omega-3 fatty acids) is a great cancer fighter since it been shown to prevent the development of carcinogen-induced tumors, the growth of solid tumors, as well metastatic disease. That's because cancer cells have a difficult time turning fat cells into energy. Studies have also shown that Omega-3 oil can normalize elevated blood lactic acid and insulin levels in non-malignant dogs. There, we’ve said it - BRING ON THE FAT!

 

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