Couscous contains selenium, an antioxidant that’s believed to help prevent cancer. But dogs shouldn’t eat too much selenium, which is why it’s important not to serve giant portions of couscous. It’s better to serve smaller portions of couscous mixed with other ingredients. Couscous also contains dietary fiber, protein, magnesium, and vitamin B6.
Your dog will enjoy cooked couscous served plain (no garlic, onions, spices) and mixed with meat and vegetables.
This combination, in the right balance and portion size, can be a healthy substitute for store-bought dog food.
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