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Important Vitamins and Minerals for Your Dog
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Adapted from Allegretti and Sommers, Fougère, and Ackerman
 

Vitamin A Carrots, spinach, liver, pumpkin, sweet potatoes, fish oil, eggs, turnip greens
Vitamin D Marine fish oil, fatty fish, egg yolks, dairy products, liver, beef, cottage cheese
Vitamin E Plant oils, leafy green vegetables, seeds, wheat germ, bran, whole grains, liver
Vitamin K Liver, leafy green vegetables, milk, cabbage, fish
Vitamin C Fruits, vegetables, organ meats
Vitamin B Whole grains, nutritional or brewers yeast, liver, beans, green vegetables, spirulina, nuts, dairy products

Macrominerals

Calcium Milk, yogurt, tofu, sardines with bones, raw bones, bok choy, green beans, broccoli, cauliflower
Phosphorous All animal tissues, eggs, fish, milk
Magnesium Spinach, broccoli, green beans, tofu, tomato juice, beans, whole grains, seafood
Potassium,
Sodium and
Chloride
Fruits, vegetables, milk, grain

Microminerals

Zinc Spinach, broccoli, yogurt, beef, poultry, whole grains, vegetables
Sulfur All protein foods (meats, fish, poultry, eggs, legumes and milk)
Iron Red meats, fish, poultry, shellfish, eggs, legumes
Iodine Iodized salt, seafood, dairy products, kelp
Selenium Seafood, meat, whole grains, brown rice, vegetables
Cooper Seafood, nuts, whole grains, seeds, legumes
Manganese Nuts, whole grains, leafy vegetables
Chromium Lean meat, vegetable oils, brewers yeast
Cobalt Liver, kidney, fruit, vegetables
Fluorine Available in water
Molybdenum Legumes, cereals, organ meats
Silicon Cereals, vegetables, beans and peas

 

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This article first appeared in The Bark,
Issue 66: Sept/Oct 2011
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Submitted by NaturalPetEssentials | May 26 2012 |

What an awesome list! So easy to follow and clear. I printed this out so when I go to buy ingredients for my homemade dog food I have it with me at all times.
Thanks
Wendy, The Natural Pet Girl

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