When it comes to fruits and vegetables, it can be difficult for us dog owners to remember what they can share with their doggy best friends and which ones could prove fatal. So, where do carrots come into this? Can dogs eat carrots?
Yes, dogs can eat carrots, they’re a safe and healthy, low-calorie snack for your dog.
Carrots are an affordable and nutritious snack that’s also excellent for rewarding good behaviour, without the calorie count compared to some other treats. Some vets have even recommended frozen carrots for teething puppies, as a way to relieve teething pains.
Chewing on carrots can also help clean your dog’s teeth, acting a bit like a natural, crunchy, tasty toothbrush.
Carrots are a great source of vitamin A, potassium, and fibre, as well as other vitamins.
Steamed or raw carrots are both healthy toppers for your dog’s meal, but that’s not the only way you can use them. You can give them chopped up, or mash them up and spread them on a lickmat or put inside a Kong.
Carrots are generally considered a safe treat for your dog, however, it is important to cut carrots into bite-size chunks before feeding them to your dog, this is to help minimize any potential choking hazards, especially in smaller dogs.
As with all fruits and vegetables, ensure you thoroughly wash and peel carrots to remove all dirt and pesticides. If your dog has any adverse reactions, stop feeding immediately and consult your vet or a pet food nutritionist.