Carrots are great snack or addition to your dog’s meal. Every part, from the carrot itself to the leafy green tops are safe for dogs to eat.
If you have a puppy that is teething, why not freeze a carrot and give it to them to chew on?
Carrots are low calorie and high in fibre and Vitamin A, which is good for your dog’s immune system, skin and coat.
They also contain Beta-Carotene, which helps with eyesight too. However, for this nutrient to be released and absorbed by dogs, the carrots need to be cooked.
Carrots can be eaten raw or cooked. Either way, they are a brilliant substitute for the doggy treats. Besides being cheaper and easier to store, they have many nutritional benefits.
Carrots are great for your dog’s teeth too. The chewing mechanism helps clean your dog’s teeth and gums by removing residual food pieces and helps clear plaque from tooth surfaces.
Carrots can be given to your dog whole (although you will be left with a mess to clear up afterwards and can stain carpets!) Otherwise they should be cut up into an appropriate size for your dog. You don’t want them so small that your dog will choke!