Why is broccoli such a great addition to your dog’s diet?

You might already know the benefits of broccoli for humans as it's packed full of vitamins and is a great source of fibre, but did you know it’s health benefits to your four-legged friend?

Broccoli is extremely rich in essential nutrients as well as being low in fat, so this delicious vegetable is a great addition to your dog’s diet.

Here's just a few of the ways in which Broccoli may help your dog:

Improve bone density

Broccoli contains vitamin K which has been linked to the improvement in bone density. This can be great for younger active dogs who need tough bones for their active lifestyle but also for older dogs who have limited mobility.

Helps with disease prevention

Unlike humans, dogs produce vitamin C naturally however they still benefit from consuming it in food, particularly as they get older and tend to have difficulties producing an adequate amount. Vitamin C, which is found in broccoli, can help dogs ward off certain diseases and cancers, helping to keep furry friends feeling their best.

Helps reduce inflammation

Chronic inflammation can be hard for our canine companions. It can occur near the digestive system or around the joints. Broccoli is high in sulforaphane which many believe can act as an anti-inflammatory. It also contains omega 3 fatty acids which is thought to help reduce inflammation levels too.

Lower Cholesterol

Broccoli is widely believed to help with high cholesterol. This is because it contains a high amount of soluble fibre which helps extract cholesterol. So consuming it in small quantities may help prevent cholesterol from building up around your dog's arteries over time.

So broccoli really is equally good for our dogs as it is us humans. However be sure to feed your pet the right quantity as too much can be hard on their gut. Broccoli is a great addition to a balanced nutritious diet.