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Should Dogs Be Fed Carrots?
« on: May 21, 2013, 03:33:04 PM »
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Carrots turn to sugar...
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Re: Should Dogs Be Fed Carrots?
« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2013, 03:49:10 PM »
I'm not sure if they should or not, but I give both of them carrots every day for the antioxidants. Vlad gets 4 baby carrots a day and Barkly gets two.

Getting antioxidants every day is why I feed them veg puree, and let them have fruit at lunch. If it weren't for the antioxidants, I wouldn't feed them anything but meat. But after having so much cancer in our past dogs, I'm really afraid for them to not get antioxidants & green/yellow veg is the only way I know to do the best ones. I just prohibit things that are known as poisonous like onions, grapes, etc. and grains of any sort.
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Re: Should Dogs Be Fed Carrots?
« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2013, 03:55:03 PM »
Thanks for sharing your experience and thoughts, DeeDee!

I know someone that gives baby carrots (lots of them) as a snack to her dog.  My thinking (to myself) was... skip it, if not necessary. 
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Re: Should Dogs Be Fed Carrots?
« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2013, 04:06:44 PM »
Well I know a lot of vets recommend them for treats instead of biscuits, etc. for dogs just to keep the owners from making them fat. Some dogs like green bean pieces for treats too.

However, I wouldn't feed a LOT of anything to them each day that isn't meat.
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Re: Should Dogs Be Fed Carrots?
« Reply #4 on: May 22, 2013, 12:52:45 AM »
Carrots are generally considered on the "okay" list as treats.

Considering how fibrous they are, and how the dog's digestive system handles them (a lot goes straight through), I doubt there is enough sugar conversion to be concerned over.

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Re: Should Dogs Be Fed Carrots?
« Reply #5 on: May 22, 2013, 02:16:47 AM »
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Re: Should Dogs Be Fed Carrots?
« Reply #6 on: May 26, 2013, 12:00:14 PM »
http://peterdobias.com/community/2012/07/what-veggies-are-good-for-dogs/

He also has a thread on his page about carrots.

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Carrots are not ideal

For some reason, dogs do not have a good ability to digest carrots especially if they are coarsely grated or in chunks. Some sources are also concerned about the levels of sugar in carrots.  There is a simple way to see if your dog has the ability to digest carrots.  Just feed them in chunks and see if you see carrots in your dog’s bowel movement.
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