Dogs need variety in their diets too, and one cheap and ready way to give your dog a healthy snack that she’ll actually enjoy is by feeding her a carrot puree.
Not only is a serving of carrots a nutritious snack with many healthy benefits for your pet, but it’s also something that your pet will actually enjoy.
Benefits of Carrots
Carrots are a rich source of vitamin A, which dogs need to maintain healthy eyes as they get older. In fact, dogs who don’t get enough vitamin A in their diet are at higher risk of developing eye infections and/or vision loss. Carrots are also fat free, making them a great option for dogs that are overweight.
Feeding Dog Carrots
Adding carrots to your dog’s diet does promote great pet health, but only if they’re served a certain way. You need to blend those carrots up in order for your pets to get the best health benefits of carrots!
Each cell in a carrot is surrounded by a substance called cellulose. Dogs cannot metabolize cellulose, which means that if you feed your dog a whole carrot it simply digests it without receiving any of the many potential nutrients. Any pet care professional will tell you that the best way to serve carrots to a dog is by making a carrot puree. Many carrot based baby foods may also be suitable.
Only Once Every Few Days
There is a downside to carrots, and that’s the fact that they’re full of sugar. For this reason you ought only put out a carrot puree for your dog once every couple of days
So next time you’re training or grooming your dog, have a plate of carrot puree at hand. It’s a rewarding treat that’s also chock full of the vitamin A and other important nutrients that your pet needs to stay healthy.