Carrots are Great for Doggos
Carrots are an awesome treat for your dog. They are low in calorie, high and fiber, and take a while to eat so your dog is kept busy with a healthy snack. Not to mention, you usually have them on hand, they are cheap, and they are super easy to prepare (see video below)
I started my dog, Fiona, on carrots when she was a puppy. I would give them to her in her Kong when I left for the day, and she has loved them ever since.
Buy organic if you can, but either way give them a good wash before you give them to your pup. If your pup is super pampered like mine, you can peel them too!
Benefits of Carrots for Your Dog
The benefits of carrots according to Melanie Rolland at GuideDoc (Rolland, n.d.) include:
- They are high in vitamin A, which is good for healthy vision.
- Raw carrots act as toothbrush to clean teeth and gums.
- They are full of antioxidants.
- Carrots can reduce the risk of colon cancer.
- Carrots can reduce the risk of heart disease.
- They help flush toxins out of the body.
- Can help prevent against sun damage.
- Carrots are immune system boosting.
- Are high in Potassium and fiber.
You can also freeze carrots for teething puppies to numb thier gums and keep them busy chewing on something other than your shoes!(Kriss, 2016)
So does your dog like carrots? Do you do anything special with them? Let me know in the comments below!
References Consulted and Works Cited
Gabbard, J. (2019, February 24). 10 Reasons Why Carrots Make Great Dog Treats. Retrieved May 2019, from puppyleaks.com: https://www.puppyleaks.com/carrots/
Kriss, R. (2016, June 15). Can Dogs Eat Carrots? Retrieved May 2019, from akc.org: https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/nutrition/can-dogs-eat-carrots/
Pineda, J. (2019, April 18). Can Dogs Eat Carrots? If So, Are Carrots Good for Dogs? Retrieved May 2019, from dogster.com: https://www.dogster.com/dog-food/can-dogs-eat-carrots-are-carrots-good-for-dogs
Rolland, M. (n.d.). 11 Health Benefits of Carrots: Superfood for Improving Eyesight. Retrieved May 2019, from GuideDoc: https://guidedoc.com/health-benefits-of-carrots-superfood-improving-eyesight