Four Ingredients Your Dog Needs for a Healthy 2017

by Maggie Marton December 30, 2016

Four Ingredients Your Dog Needs for a Healthy 2017

No matter the weather, no matter the season, you want your dog to look and feel her best all year. These four ingredients pack all the healthy stuff she needs to glow, inside and out. Be sure to stock up to make 2017 your dog's healthiest and most beautiful year yet!

Coconut Oil

Is there anything coconut oil can’t do? Add it to your pup’s food for an infusion of healthy fats to make her skin and coat shine all year long, or massage the raw stuff into her skin to combat dry winter flakes. You can also find coconut-infused grooming products w that promote soft, healthy hair, relieve dry skin and act as all-natural deodorizers. 

Peanut Butter

A pantry must-have for all dog lovers. Peanut butter delivers power-packed protein, healthy fat, and a range of healthy-smile benefits


There’s a reason this ingredient is featured in so many Isle of Dogs Treats: These tiny little gems are a nearly perfect combo of plant-based protein (great for dogs with protein allergies!) and the essential fatty acid, omega-3.

Sweet Potato

Sweet potatoes are a healthy source of fiber, keeping your pup’s GI system working smoothly. More than that, sweet potatoes are full of vitamins B6 and C, beta carotene, and manganese. Healthy gut, healthy skin, healthy eyes, healthy mouth… sweet potato FTW!

Bonus: You can share all these ingredients—and all their health benefits—with your pup! Here’s a quick recipe to use all four: Have you seen the latest sweet potato toast trend? It’s bigger than avocado toast! Simply slice a sweet potato into super thin pieces of “bread,” and pop ‘em in the toaster. Slather the crispy slices with either (or both!) coconut oil and peanut butter, sprinkle on some flaxseeds. One for you, one for your pup! “Bone” appetit!

Maggie Marton
Maggie Marton


Maggie Marton is a freelance writer based in Indianapolis. When not hiking with her two pit mixes, Emmett and Cooper, or playing with Newt the Cat, Maggie writes about them (and the pet industry) at and 

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