Can I Give My Dog Carrots?
Can I Give My Dog Carrots is a question I’m frequently asked. The question of whether or not dogs can eat carrots is also a question Newsweek recently asked my resident dog nutritionist.
If you’re one of those looking for the answer to this question, if you want to know if carrots are safe for dogs, if you can feed your dog carrots, well here’s your answer.
Yes, you can and should feed your dog carrots!
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Can I give my dog carrots?
If you’ve ever asked yourself, “Can I Give My Dog Carrots?”, you’re far from alone. It seems to be one of the most commonly asked questions of both dog nutritionists and people like myself who make a living out of baking and cooking for dogs. For some strange reason, the subject of dogs and carrots seems to hold a weird fascination for a lot of people!
Well the good news is that you can feed your dog carrots. And the even better news is that carrots are good for your dog. And, just to make that news even better, carrots are so versatile there are a number of ways you can introduce them into your best friend’s diet.
Carrots are low in calories and high in soluble fibre. That makes them brilliant for your dog’s digestive system. It also makes them manna from heaven if your constant canine companion is in need of losing a little winter lumber. (Or Spring, Summer and Autumn lumber if it comes to that)!
In addition to making an excellent low-calorie treat, carrots are also good for your dog’s teeth. And they greatly benefit its skin and coat. So carrots can definitely help keep your dog in tip-top condition inside and out!
How to feed your dog carrots
To give your dog carrots as a low-calorie treat, simple dice them into bite sized pieces appropriate for the size of your dog. (Too large and they can present a choking hazard).
Don’t worry about peeling your dog’s carrots. Most nutrients are close to the surface. Don’t waste all that lovely carroty goodness!
To add them to your dog’s food, finely dice raw carrots and boil, steam or purée them before mixing in with the rest of the meal. (Here’s a carrot recipe to get you started).
Or you can boil your dog’s carrots, mash them and offer them as an extra special treat. Perhaps add a dollop of natural yogurt, a pat of butter or spoonful of bone broth!
Yet another excellent way to introduce carrots into your dog’s diet is by including them in homemade dog treats.
Looking for an even simpler way to add carrots to your dog’s diet? How about my new dog food topper. It’s a simple and cost effective way to add carrots and other vegetables to your dog’s diet. Simply pour, rehydrate with a little hot water, and serve!
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