Are Green Smoothies Good for Dogs?
18 Oct

Are Green Smoothies Good for Dogs?

Are green smoothies good for dogs? We get this question a lot and it’s important to take note of foods that are suitable for your little puppo and foods that aren’t. Also, all dogs are very different so make sure you take your fur baby to your local vet and have them checked.

At Raw Blend we love dogs. I am a member of Cool Dog Group on Facebook and I love nothing more than my Facebook feed being flooded with “Smol puppos doing crazy hecks,”

Here’s what NOT to give your child, I MEAN, puppo. Judging by Zeppity’s face he doesn’t like these foods…

Are green smoothies good for dogs?

HECK NO’s

  • Alcohol
  • Avocado
  • Chocolate / Coffee / Caffeine
  • Citrus
  • Grapes / sultanas / raisins
  • Macadamia nuts
  • Milk and dairy
  • Onions / Garlic / Chives
  • Coconut Oil / Coconut water
  • Salt and Salty Snack Foods
  • Xylitol

Are green smoothies good for dogs?

Yes of course! Just as Green Smoothies are good for humans they also provide our beloved canine friends with numerous health benefits and a treat they’ll love. Just be sure to use the correct ingredients and don’t over do it – 200ml of green smoothie per serving should be plenty.

Below is a green smoothie recipe that we feed daily to our beautiful office dog  Zeppity. You can read more about Zeppity HERE. He loves a good green smoothie that’s for sure.

Of course, make sure you always check with your Vet if your dog has any allergies to the ingredients below. We want your puppo to enjoy his Green Smoothie.

Are green smoothies good for dogs?

Doggie Green Smoothie Recipe

Submitted by: [email protected] Raw Blend
Makes: 500mls
Serves: 1 doggo

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 banana
  • 1 slice pineapple or 1/2 apple
  • 1/2 cup spinach
  • 1 small handful parsley
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 small handful ice cubes
  • 2 level tsp flax-seed oil (optional)

Method:

  1. Put all the ingredients into the Vitamix 2L container in the order listed and secure the lid.
  2. Select Variable 1. Turn the machine on and quickly increase the speed to 10, then override to High.
  3. Use tamper to effectively press the ingredients into the blades if required whilst processing.
  4. Blend for 30-60 seconds or until desired consistency is reached.
  5. Stop the machine and serve to puppo!

Happy Blending and Barking!

9 Reviews for “Are Green Smoothies Good for Dogs?”

  1. What’s wrong with feeding dogs avocado. I have given my about to turn 17 year old fello 1/2 an avocado most days of his life.

    1. Hi Liz, it’s been known to disagree with dogs due to a certain toxin and the pit it also terrible when ingested. Again, all doggos are different so best to check with your VET. It seems you are well on top of things though so happy early birthday to your beautiful fur baby. Thanks for reading!

    1. Hi Coral,
      A little bit is good for your doggo but too much has been known to cause issues. It’s certainly good for their skin if they have any irritation or rash.
      Best to check with your VET. Thanks for reading!

  2. Hi thanks for the recipe, but could I just check one thing in regard to this article. I’m familiar with all of the No items you’ve listed – except for the coconut oil. I’ve previously read that its good for dogs and safe to give them. I”m just wondering what the reason is to avoid? Thanks!

    1. Hi Kylie, coconut oil is generally safe for dogs however some have been known to have allergic reactions. Additionally, giving a dog too much coconut oil in the diet can result in diarrhea. I’ve also seen that it’s not a great idea to give it to dogs that are prone to pancreatitis due to its high fat content. Again, it’s always best to double check with your VET. It’s great for their skin topically though! Thanks for reading Kylie!

  3. Ok so that’s all wrong i give my pup nuts she loves them in her doggo food so u should maybe get that redone XD.But yes milk is bad for them sorry if i hurt u a little bit but nuts are very good for dogs.i asked my vet she said yes they can help many dogs with colds hurts and other things so.Yeah plz dont hurt dogs by giving them other BAD things bc nuts are very good for them! thx and have a good day!also my pup is 2 yrs old and since she was a puppy i feed her nuts!!! :3 byeeee see u another day :3

  4. There are only a few nuts that are okay for dogs. I would be very careful about any nuts for dogs unless given the vet okay. Macadamias and walnuts are highly toxic. Also being high in fat nuts should only be given in small quantities. Fat especially cooked meat fat is very bad. Peanut butter appears to be great treat but you must also ensure that there are no other added items such as salt, sugar or other oils. Many foods are now including xylitol for sweetening which is extremely toxic to dogs (liver failure I believe) and yet it is increasingly used as a sweetener in foods and toothpastes. Believe it or not some companies that produce dog products are putting minuscule quantities in dog tooth care products because its in human products regardless of vets warning of how dangerous it is – all to chase a dollar. I have feed my dog peanuts (plain roasted no salt) and they end up being popped out as her digestion is so fast they pass right through her. I suggest that if you read any opinion on forums or blogs or even here that you check it with other articles or run it by an animal nutritional. Dogs don’t seek out nuts in the wild though they may eat them from the gut of prey or if they happen to have fallen to the ground. Look at what they feed canines in zoos and animal parks and its primarily an animal based diet supplemented with other foods that that would give them nutrients normally found in their diet for optimum health. Foods aren’t just added because they happen to have to be the new super foods. Raw beans or other legumes are also bad as there is increasing information that they contribute to heart problems especially in grain-free dog food. Vegetables are best pureed because chunks pass right through givening them very little if any nutritional value as they pass though undigested. Lots of people add potatoes but this also is not good. Read lots of sites find the foods that are commonly accepted as okay across the board and reject any that there is mixed opinion on. And then run this by sites that have the opinion of an expert in animal nutrition

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