Add lentils to your dog’s diet

Lentils are an excellent food for dogs! They are inexpensive and have many nutritional benefits, such as helping to lower blood cholesterol. Also, lentils are a great source of magnesium and folate- both of which lower the risk of heart disease. The insoluble dietary fiber in lentils improve digestion by helping prevent constipation and irritable bowel disease. The soluble fiber helps stabilize blood sugar levels by slowing down carbohydrate digestion. Lentils are an excellent protein source- with 26% protein. In Middle Eastern cultures, lentils are referred to as “the poor man’s meat”. They are also an excellent source of iron. Lentils can be excellent base of a home-prepared diet, as they are easy to prepare and inexpensive!

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