Most people are familiar with the fact that there are fruits and vegetables that are unsafe for dogs to eat. The average person is likely aware of the big and obvious foods. Grapes and onions are among the most well-known items on the list of what is dangerous. They cause kidney failure and anemia, respectively. (1)
But what about fruits and veggies that are not only safe but actually beneficial for our four-legged canine companions to eat? It might surprise you to learn that fruits like pineapple and pumpkin are highly nutritional for dogs. They can lead to great benefits like combating both constipation and diarrhea. (2, 3)
FEED ME Beef is the ideal raw dog food diet. You get the power of raw nutrition, without the thaw. There’s no defrosting, cooking, or mess. No need to refrigerate, FEED ME can be stored on your counter, in the pantry, or even in your bag or backpack as long as the bag is resealed after each use.
As far as vegetables go, carrots and dogs have a wonderful dietary relationship. There are many health benefits that might surprise you.
Carrots and Dogs
Carrots are high in vitamins and minerals, especially beta-carotene. Beta-carotene is an orange and red pigment found in fruits and vegetables. It is an early form of Vitamin A and is responsible for the orange color of carrots. (4)
Beta-carotene is also rich in natural antioxidants that may help prevent infection and common diseases. This means that carrots are a great, natural, and affordable way to support your dog’s healthy immune system. Beta-carotene also promotes a healthy coat and healthy skin for dogs. (4)
Carrots And Your Dog’s Eyesight
Many have the misunderstanding that carrots can definitively improve the eyesight of their dog. This, unfortunately, is untrue. It is a myth that carrots will miraculously repair your animal’s eyesight if it is already deteriorating. However, it is possible for carrots to support already healthy eyesight in dogs. This is especially true regarding vision in low lighting. (4)
It might be disheartening to hear that carrots won’t miraculously return lost vision. However, it is important to note that even though carrots cannot improve eyesight that is already diminishing, they are still excellent for your dog’s vision. According to Pet MD, the beta-carotene found in carrots has been shown to prevent cataracts and other eye diseases, which is a tremendous benefit for any dog. (4)
Feeding Your Dog Carrots
The best part about feeding carrots to your dog is that there is no prep work required. Dogs can eat them raw! But fear not if one should one fall from your dinner plate, cooked carrots are fine too. If you’re preparing a tasty carrot snack specifically for your pup, make sure to cut them into bite-sized pieces to avoid a choking hazard. Smaller pieces will also be easier to digest, especially if your dog is a smaller breed.
Even though they’re healthy, carrots are high in natural sugar and won’t help clean teeth as they’re eaten. Luckily, TruDog provides outstanding dental products to help keep your dog’s mouth clean and healthy. If you are unsure how many carrots your dog can safely ingest, contact your local veterinarian. All dogs are different and a professional will always know best.
TruDog Provides Carrots For Your Dog
TruDog is also proud to provide high-quality dog foods that contain delectable carrots for a healthy diet. All TruDog products are made with high-quality ingredients that follow the raw diet. This means they are completely unprocessed and natural. You won’t find any unnecessary grains, artificial flavors, sweeteners or preservatives in our foods. (5, 6) In other words, TruDog brings a meal that puts your dog’s health first, and that includes carrots!
Some of our favorite products contain carrots like:
- Beef & Carrots Rawgo Dehydrated Raw Dog Food – intended to serve as your dog’s primary meal. It’s full of powerful ingredients such as real beef meat, potatoes, papaya, and of course, carrots. With over 200 positive reviews, this is one of our most popular foods.
- Chicken and Rosemary Rawgo Dehydrated Raw Dog Food – an excellent alternative to a beef product. It contains real chicken, green tea and rosemary extract and, you guessed it, carrots! Like the other dishes, this product contains no GMO’s.
- Lamb and Cranberry Rawgo Dehydrated Raw Dog Food – the perfect alternative for dogs that are allergic to either beef or chicken. It’s a delicious meal made with real lamb, cranberries, papaya, those amazing carrots, and more.
We all love our dogs and want to ensure that they get the healthiest meals available. Consider grabbing a dog food with carrots for your furry best friend!