We all know that carrots are good for us, that they help our eyesight and keep us healthy and strong, but did you know that carrots are also very good for dogs too? Carrots are low in calories and make a really healthy treat option.
Here are the five reasons why carrots are a safe and healthy treat for your dog
Most dogs find carrots surprisingly delicious because of their sweetness. They also really enjoy the crunchy texture of raw carrots.
TEETH AND GUMS
Raw carrots keep gums and teeth healthy by gently scraping the teeth and preventing plaque buildup.
Carrots are a natural source of Beta-Carotene which helps your dog produce Vitamin A and serves as an antioxidant to help prevent disease and infection.
BAKED OR STEAMED
Dogs cannot metabolize the nutrients of raw carrots. So if you want your dog to benefit from the overall goodness you would be best to serve them baked or steamed as well.
KEEP YOUR DOG REGULAR
Carrots are also high in soluble fiber and a great way to keep your dog regular. Just be aware that moderation is key for the digestive system, so always start slowly.TIP
While carrots are generally safe for dogs, you may choose to cut carrots into bite-size chunks before feeding them to your dog. This helps to avoid choking, especially in small dogs.