If you’re looking for a healthy treat for your canine buddy, don’t look further than your kitchen or your backyard garden, carrots are good for dogs because of the following reasons:
- Carrots are rich in vitamin A
In addition to promoting excellent health of the eyes and associated structures, vitamin A helps boost the immune system and supports healthy skin and hair coat.
- Rich in fiber
Carrots contain high amounts of soluble fiber. While fiber it not an essential nutrient for dogs, it adds bulk and water in the contents of the intestine. Fiber helps firm up and improve bowel movements.
- Low in calories and fat
Carrots make great treats because they contain low amounts of calories and fats; they’re perfect for dogs that are trying to cut calories and shed extra pounds.
- Natural dental cleaner
Chewing on carrots helps keep the dog’s teeth clean and free of plaque and tartar.
Take note however, that just like any other human foods, carrots should be given in moderation to pets to prevent negative effects. More Animal Health Tips here.