It might surprise you, but in the wild dogs would eat quite a lot of fruit. This comes from eating the remains of other animals who have themselves eaten fruit, and from picking up windfalls. It provides a great supply of energy in the form of readily available fruit sugars, as well as all the vitamins and anti-oxidants we associate with fruit.
So this recipe, which is stuffed full of the goodness of raw fruit, is one of the healthiest in the book and the addition of a bit of yoghurt also adds to its healthy qualities and makes it more palatable.
Some dogs will lap this up on its own, but for the average, fast-food loving hound, you might need to pour it over his everyday dinner to get the goodness down him.
You will need:
• A banana
• An apple
• A few strawberries
• An orange
• 1 small pot of yoghurt (125ml)
1. Put the peeled banana, apple and strawberries into a blender and whiz them up until they are well and truly pureed.
2. Pour into a bowl and add in the peeled and chopped up orange.
3. Finally, mix in the yoghurt and give it a good stir.
The content of this article should not replace the advice given to you by your vet. If you are in any doubt, please refer back to your pets veterinary surgeon