Can dogs eat Carrots?

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Overview

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Carrots are excellent low-calorie snacks for dogs. Carrots are also high in fiber and vitamin A, which are good for the optical and digestive health of dogs. Sauté carrots in a dog-friendly oil to maximize their nutrition absorption.

Benefits

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  • Carrots contain beta-carotene and essential nutrients that promote bone health, support good eyesight, and strengthen a dog's immune system.
  • Raw carrots are abundant in water, which is great for a dog’s digestion.
  • Raw carrots are good for a dog’s dental health as they can remove tartar and help prevent plaque.

Risks

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  • Carrots are generally a healthy veggie snack for dogs; however, excessive consumption may cause stomach upset, vomiting, or diarrhea.
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Servings

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  • Chose organic carrots as they have much fewer pesticide residues.
  • Wash and peel carrots to remove traces of pesticides.
  • Carrots can be given to dogs cooked, frozen, or fresh as treats. It's recommended to cook the carrots because cooking increases the beta-carotene absorption.
  • The carotenoids in carrots are oil-soluble vitamins; to maximize their absorption, lightly cook carrots by sautéing them with dog-friendly oil such as olive oil.

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