Can Dogs Eat Carrots?
May 27, 2019
We all know that there are some fruits and vegetables that we shouldn’t feed our dogs, but what about carrots?
The great news is that not only can dogs eat carrots, but they are actually really healthy as well and dogs love them. Carrots are an amazing, healthy snack for our dogs, providing a great low calorie source of extra food for hungry dogs.
Carrots are high in fibre, antioxidants and vitamin A and they also slow the progression of dental disease. Vitamin A is super important to maintain overall health, bone growth and reproduction. They also keep your dogs vision sharp as they are loaded with lycopene and lutein, which are essential in protecting eyes from free-radical and UV damage.
Vets recommend that your dog’s teeth are brushed every day (just like us) but it’s not always easy to do. Carrots will help with combating plaque build up while keeping them healthy at the same time!
For smaller dogs, you may want to slice up the carrots to minimise the danger of choking, but bigger dogs can be given raw, peeled carrots any time as a treat. Studies also show that cooked carrots can help your dog to digest the nutrition from them. Steaming them minimally in the microwave won’t cause a major change in the vitamins and minerals, but don’t boil them as this can leach out the nutrients.
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