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There have been some recent comments/speculations about feeding BC's carrots. Certainly many of our foodstuffs contain carrots.

 

I just remembered that my mother used to by a 5 pound bag of carrots every week when her/my old BC was still alive. She and GirlDog would stretch out in the living room in the evening and chomp on carrots together. GirlDog LOVED them.

 

Are raw carrots harmful? netural? beneficial? Does anyone know?

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I think everything in moderation is fine. As long as your dog's entire diet isn't carrots, I don't think feeding carrots will harm her.

 

J.

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Carrots are naturally sweet, I add them to my veggie mush when I make it. My old boy Rush loved them too. Theres no problem feeding them whole other than what nutrition there is will for the most part be missed out on since the digestive system is not made to break down whole vegetable matter.

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Allie likes carrots. I don't know how much nutrition dogs get from them though, because they lack the grinding surface on their teeth to really break them down. They do enjoy crunching them, though.

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I've always read that carrots are good for dogs. They don't digest whole raw carrots, so you have to make them into a mush, otherwise it just goes in and comes right back out :rolleyes: . I do give whole carrots to my dogs though because it seems to help clean their teeth.

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I think carrots are fine for treats, but don't count their nutritional value if fed raw. The dog's digestive tract is very short compared to ours, and raw veggies aren't in there long enought to be digested. When I give such things as raw carrots, I see the bits in their stools. They don't get any value other than enjoyment from them. Cooked carrots yes.

 

Kathy Robbins

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My dogs all love carrots! If I'm peeling them for people food the dogs are right there catching the shavings and ends. Of course they eat just about ANYTHING with gusto! Lately two of them are always trying to nibble up the ground corn that I use to lure the sheep into the yard! And I think of the money I spend for dog food without corn...I have used carrot "pennies" for training treats for an overweight dog. I have noticed that if they do get a whole carrot(or a pushy dog steals more than his share) the carrots reappear the next morning, lol.

In our former home they could get to the garden(two tomato plants). They would clean me out!!!!patty

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I give my dogs fresh carrots as treats - my vet ok'd it. Only 1 dog won't eat them - the others act like I'm giving them something wonderful (esp since I'm eating them too so they think they's getting really good stuff!)

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Mine love to crunch on raw carrots, asparagus, and green beans! I always give them some when I am preparing those vegetables. Maddie likes to eat a brussel sprout whole, too!

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Originally posted by Meg's mum:

Are raw carrots harmful? netural? beneficial? Does anyone know?

They can choke a dog just like any other chew toy that's the wrong size...not that they WILL choke a dog, only that they can. Their use probably should be supervised.

 

Mostly they are high glycemic and if a dog has yeasty ears or feet or wherevers, carrots would not be the best treat to feed.

 

Otherwise they're pretty neutral, seems to me.

Chris O

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I give my dogs a pureed veg side dish, with carrots, cucumber, and celery, and they both eat it, but if, by any chance, a lump of carrot gets into their food they won't eat it????

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Mine love carrots, apples, peas, and pumpkin best!

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Bandit who will eat almost anything, did not eat the quarter sized piece of carrot I offered him 2day back.

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