Fresh Vegetables for Miniature Schnauzers

With the right diet, your schnauzer can be leaping with joy.
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Dogs generally crave meat as a primary nutrient source, but they should also have vegetables. Back when dogs hunted, they ate virtually all of their catches, including the meat, bones, guts and the partially digested plant material remaining inside. Nowadays, serving fresh veggies is a suitable replacement.

Step 1

Choose one vegetable to begin with. This could be asparagus, broccoli, green beans, peas, yellow squash, green squash, carrots or other vegetables.

Step 2

In a small soup pan, bring 2 oz. water to a boil.

Step 3

Wash the chosen vegetable and cut it into bite-size pieces.

Step 4

Put the vegetable pieces in a pan, and return to boil.

Step 5

Cover the pan and turn off the heat.

Step 6

Let the veggies steam for five to 10 minutes or until the vegetable is tender yet still slightly firm.

Step 7

Allow the prepared vegetable to cool and serve the entire 2 ounces over the course of the day, dividing it equally into each feeding.

Step 8

Repeat each day for one week.

Step 9

One the second week, choose a different vegetable and double the serving size.

Step 10

Each week, if your dog adjusts well to the new items, you can increase the amount of vegetables until you reach a maximum of approximately 8 ounces per day. You may also remain at the existing levels.

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