Carrots especially when processed (cooked or dehydrated) to improve digestibility are the most nutrient rich vegetable available to dogs today. Not only do carrots add healthy antioxidants to your dog’s diet, they also are an excellent source of insoluble and soluble fiber which can promote intestinal health in your dog. A good rule of thumb is to have carrots in your dog’s daily food. If your dog is reluctant to eat carrots in his food, try pureeing them in a blender after cooking them and mixing them thoroughly with his regular diet.
Another advantage of carrots for dogs is the role they play in controlling obesity. If your dog is overweight, reward him with some raw carrots in place of his regular cookies. To make the carrots more appealing, add a small amount of peanut butter to give them additional flavor. Do this consistently in place of his higher calorie treats and you should see your dog’s weight start to decline.
Carrots for dogs can be a real asset to canine health. Plus, it adds variety to your dog’s diet. Why not treat your dog to some carrots today?