Top 10 Surprising Superfoods for Super Pets

Did you know that there are certain foods referred to as “Superfoods”? They came by this name for good reason: packed with antioxidants, fiber, vitamins and minerals, and other nutrients, these superfoods help to make us healthier and live longer. And good news – they’re not just for people!  Our pets can benefit from the awesome abilities of superfoods as well.

But how can you start implementing them into your dog or cat’s diet? You want to make sure you have the perfect balance of everything your pet needs to thrive. It’s a good thing that Solid Gold Pet’s line of holistic pet food includes nutrient-dense superfoods across all of their dry food formulas. As America’s first holistic pet food brand, Solid Gold has over 40 years of experience in blending the right superfoods with high-quality proteins to ensure your pet gets exactly what’s needed to live a happy, healthy life.

So what superfoods will you find in Solid Gold Pet’s dog and cat foods? We’ve picked 10 surprising superfoods you’d never guess were at the foundation of their delicious recipes.

1. Salmon Oil: Ideal for pets of all ages, Salmon Oil is a nutrient-rich source of Omegas, Vitamin E and DHA to help maintain your pet’s overall health. From helping to support brain and bone health, to providing anti-inflammatory properties, this superfood has your pet’s back covered for life!


2. Dried Kelp: A type of seaweed, Kelp is a great source of minerals, including iodine and antioxidants. Iodine is particularly important for thyroid function, as it works to help keep your pet’s entire glandular system functioning at its full potential.

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3. Beets: Don’t “turnip” (Ha!) your nose at Beets – these brightly colored root veggies are high in fiber and essential minerals like potassium and manganese, as well as Vitamin C to help support immune system health.Superfoods-dogs-beets

4. Almond Oil: Not only does it help nourish your pet’s coat, but Almond Oil is a nutrient-rich source of Omegas and Vitamin E to help maintain your pet’s overall health and well being.

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5. Watercress: This superfood is a taste enhancer, as well as a wonderful source of Vitamins K & C and phytonutrients, which are important for immune system health.


6. Pumpkin: It’s not just for carving! Pumpkin also happens to be a great source of soluble fiber that helps support proper digestion.


7. Egg Protein: You’re used to seeing Chicken as a protein ingredient in your pet’s food, but what about eggs? It’s nature’s perfect protein, packed with essential amino acids to help support your pet’s muscle strength and metabolism.


8. Spinach: This is what you’d call a super leafy green. As well as being an excellent source of Vitamins K & A, spinach contains antioxidant carotenoids vital for immune system health and is a wonderful source of dietary fiber.


9. Lentils: A legume rich in dietary fiber for a healthy digestive system, and an excellent source of folate and magnesium, which is important for heart health.


10. Ocean Fish Meal: Rich in Omega-6 and -3 fatty acids, this balanced protein helps support overall health, lean muscles and healthy skin and coat.


Are you ready to join forces with Solid Gold Pet and these superfoods to help nourish your pet’s overall health and well being? Head over to Petco’s website and find out which formula is perfect for your pet!


  • Kevis

    Fiber is not a good part of a dog’s diet. It pushes food thru faster, in an already short system. This means protiens not completely broken down, large partial chains absorb that mess with the immune system.

    You forgot coconut oil.

    Any whole vegetable matter is useless to a dog. They don’t mastic are their food to break the cell wall and thier digestive system (like ours) can’t breakdown cellulose. It would only be of some benefit if pureed on a blender sufficient to break open the cellular contents.

    • J_N_Lee

      Kevis, I don’t know where you get your information, but fiber IS needed for good colon health, just as it is for humans. What experts say isn’t necessary, is giving them extra fiber, as people who can’t digest or chew fiber adequately do for themselves. Also, a rounded diet for dogs is just as important as for humans. We give our dogs vegetables at times and they do appear to masticate and digest the foods, as their bowel movements later show. Perhaps the issue here, is how those vegetables are prepared and incorporated into the food. That point could be elaborated on in a second article.

      • Kevis

        The information was gained after several years of trying to stop an itchy dog from scratching his ears off (thousands of dollars in vet bills along the way). After trying several foods including hypoallergenic vet foods, I wound up going with a food that described the operational method I detailed above as to why fiber is NOT good for dogs. The food in question contains about 3.% fiber by weight, most dog foods its several percent which actually translates to a much greater percentage of volume. Volume is the issue, it pushes the food thru before the digestive system has time to adequately process the animal fats, proteins and simple sugars that a dog’s system is evolved for. They can get some nutritional value from crushed plant matter, but being they don’t have molars that crush, it has to be done for them.

        After changing his diet to that food and adding fresh meats as the encore the dog in question has not shredded his ears in several years, allowing the discontinuation of Atopica which was helaciously expensive and couldn’t entirely stop the self mutilation that the scratching was producing. The entire plants for dogs, fiber for dogs is putting human needs on an animal. Just not there. A dog will thrive on whole animal meals (meat, bone & organs), that’s what they evolved for.

  • J_N_Lee

    This is a great list. But it would be recommended that you add a note regarding fish oils (particularly since you have an image of raw salmon with your story): If you choose to give salmon to your dog as a way of giving him/her salmon oil, the fish MUST be cooked thoroughly first. Uncooked salmon, and some other fish can be lethal to dogs due to a parasite that is commonly found in fish that swim upstream. Thoroughly cooking the fish kills the parasite. We give cooked salmon to our German Shepherds all the time.

  • Sharon Sapwell

    I am told I have to put my Black Mouth cur on a diet. He weight 48 lbs when I got him from recuse Kennel. I know he has gained weight, but think he might be up to 50lbs. now. I have been free feeding him. Now my friends tell me he is overweight. I don’t give him the Milk Bones all the time. Maybe one a day. Help, I am so tired of always having to put my dogs on diet. I feed him 4health grain free dog food. I change it out sometimes. But always meat & potatoes. I quite the salmon & potato, made him gasy whew. Bad. I can’t afford expensive dog food, my limit is 25.00…