If you’ve joined the clean eating revolution, you know what an amazing impact it can have on your health and on your body. If you have a furry, four-legged companion in your family, you may want to get them on the clean eating train as well. If so, read on and learn about the best and healthiest ways to get your pooch eating clean.

Eating clean is exceptionally healthy, but dogs are certainly designed different than people and so they have different health needs than we do. The simplest way to get your dog eating clean, is to keep true to the intention by using only real, whole foods. You’ll want to stay away from any items containing fillers and incorporate whole fruits and vegetables, grains, and humanely raised meats and proteins.

No matter if you decide to purchase pre-made pet foods that meet this criteria or if you decide to make your own food at home, you’ll want to be sure you include foods rich in the Glucosamine and Omega-3 Fatty Acids that dogs need. Make sure you read the label, because what you see isn’t always what you get. Dog foods can be filled with surprising things, so you can certainly check to see if the food your thinking of choosing meets the standards of nutrition established by the American Association of Feed Control Officials, which regulates the ingredients that can be included in pet food.

Providing your pup with optimal nutrition should be the ultimate goal, so you’ll want to ensure your providing the foods they eat in a manner that will work best for them. For example, certain foods should always be cooked prior to giving to your dog. Make sure you steer away from adding anything unnecessary, keeping foods whole is your best bet. You’ll also want to do some research the foods you plan on serving your four legged friend. Certain fruits and vegetables aren’t healthy for dogs, but many things like sweet potato, spinach, blueberries, apples, and carrots are pooch friendly. You can read more about helping your dog eat clean here.

Eating clean has a truly endless number of health benefits for both you and your favorite furry companion. Man’s best friends are relying on you to give them your very best!