Can You Feed Your Dog Frozen Fruits and Vegetables?

What frozen vegetables are good for dogs?

Written by Hilary Wilkie

Hilary is a qualified canine nutritionist, who is passionate about educating dog parents on optimal ways to feed their dogs so they can thrive.

18 February 2022

Can you feed frozen fruits and vegetables to dogs?

Yes, you can feed your dog frozen fruits and vegetables. It is an easy and affordable way to include fruits and vegetables into your dog’s diet, giving their meal a nutritional boost.
Becasue the produce is flash frozen within a few hours of picking the nutrients are retained, along with their colour and texture. Frozen produce is similar in terms of nutrient content to their fresh counterparts. A 2 year study published in the Journal of Food Compostion and Analysis (June 2017) found that there was no significant difference of assessed vitamin content between fresh, fresh-stored and frozen.

What Frozen Fruits and Vegetables Can I Feed My Dog?

This is not a complete list, but the ones we purchase regularly for Jessie and ourselves.
Fruits
Vegetables
Blueberries
Green beans
Raspberries
Broccoli
Mango
Capsicum
Blackberries
Spinach
Kiwifruit
Cauliflower

What Fruits and Vegetables Should I NOT Feed to My Dog?

Onions
Grapes
Black currents
Broad beans

Tips to Help You Feed Your Dog Frozen Fruits and Vegetables

We’ve compiled a list of tips to help you choose frozen produce for your dog:
  • Purchase a variety of fruits and vegetables, so your dog consumes a variety of vitamins and minerals
  • Sales are a great time to purchase in bulk
  • Check the country of origin – we recommend that you purchase frozen produce grown in New Zealand
  • Partially defrost the produce, then puree it in the blender like you would a smoothie
  • Store any excess blended produce in ice cube moulds
  • Feed smaller amounts of fruits to vegetables. A recommended ratio is 4:1 (vegetable to fruit)
  • Fruits and vegetables should be no more than 25% of your dog’s daily diet.

Now it’s time for you to update your shopping list to include frozen produce to freshen up your dog’s dinner bowl.

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