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Easy To Find Spring Foods You Can Add To Your Dog’s Kibble

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Spring has finally sprung!

We were starting to wonder if Winter was ever going to give up.  So. Much. Snow.

Spring is associated with dampness in the body – even your dog’s body.

Think about it.

Snow melts, it’s rainy season, mud, maybe even flooding of streams and rivers all happen this time of year.

Colds, allergies, mucus, and feeling so bloated after heavy winter foods correlate with that dampness.  Even in your dog.

Spring provides the answers with fresh new shoots and plants that mature quickly in the coolness of Spring.

This is not an exhaustive list, but most of these foods should be readily available in your local grocery store.

Veggies

Alfalfa Sprouts
Asparagus
Beets
Bell Peppers
Broccoli
Brussels Sprouts
Cabbage
Carrots
Cauliflower
Celery
Cilantro
Collard Greens
Dandelion
Fennel
Garlic
Ginger
Green Beans
Kale
Mushrooms
Parsley
Peas (fresh or frozen, but not dried)
Radishes
Seaweed
Snow Peas
Spinach
Swiss Chard
Turnips
Watercress

Fruit

Apples
Blueberries
Pears
Raspberries
Strawberries
All Berries

Coconut Oil

Herbs and Spices

Basil
Black Pepper
Chamomile
Cayenne
Coriander
Cumin
Dill
Garlic
Ginger
Oregano
Rosemary
Sage
Thyme
Turmeric

Pick up a few and mix them around.  Maybe one day some broccoli, carrot, coconut oil and turmeric (blend them up).  Maybe the next day some beets, celery, berries, and rosemary.

Eat some yourself to fend off colds and keep the body warm during the cooler months before the warmth of summer hits.

*Remember to not consistently feed raw cruciferous foods like broccoli, cauliflower, collard greens, spinach, kale, chard, cabbage and Brussels sprouts.  They can block the thyroid.  You can play it safe by steaming, boiling or roasting them.

*All of the herbs and spices support the immune system and fight viruses and bacteria.  A little can go a long way, too much of some of these (raw garlic, ginger, thyme, cayenne) can really burn.  Lightly flavor.

*Cilantro cleans the blood and Dandelion cleans the liver.

*Can’t find fresh?  Try the freezer section.

Remember – when your dog’s body is in tune with the seasons, it is healthier and able to resist infections much easier.  Same goes for us.

 

Peace and Joy,

Jennifer

P.S. – If you have questions about Spring feeding, ask me in the comments.

 

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