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Anyone elses pups love carrots for treats?

Ive been feeding Mason frozen carrots as a treat and he loes them just double checking tomake sure it's not bad when fed consistently... He maybe has 3 or 4 small carrots a day..
 

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I don't see why they would be unhealthy or dangerous for them, but I've never tried them with my dogs. Shelby is a picky eater & probably wouldn't touch them, but Koda is still a pup so he eats anything that don't bite back! :lol:
 

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Deuce had a few before, he likes to chew them when they are cold. He doesn't really eat them though. He just chews them and leaves little pieces everywhere.
 

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I fed mine carrots all the time. I buy the little baby carrots...and freeze them too. They loved ice so I figured hey lets try some forzen veggies. They only cought on real well to the carrots but they love them. I feed about 4-6 a day and have been for months and they seem fine.
 

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My sister-in-law has a Chihauhau that the vet felt was putting on a little too much weight because of treats. He suggested instead of cookie treats to give baby carrots and frozen green beans. They have been doing this ever since.
 

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baylee loves carrots!!!

we only feed them to her whenever we are munching on them but they were absolutely great when she was teething :D
 

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The beta-carotene found in carrots is very good for mammals in general because it 1) improves eyesight by converting to vitamin A, which forms a dark pigment in the eye called Rhodopsin that allows them to see in dim light and improving the effectiveness of the light-sensitive part of the retina, 2) it is a powerful antioxidant that eliminates free radicals responsible for the onset of cancer, heat disease, and muscular problems; it basically lowers the chance of cancer.

In other words, they're a very healthy dog treat. :D
 

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can a dog get kerotin poisoning if fed too much?? Just curious cause that was the only BAD thing ive heard soo far but everyone here seems to praise carrots... All I know is my little guy loves them.. Ive even sort of trained him to sit if he wants a carrot..lol now just to get him to do it WITHOUT a carrot lol
 

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can a dog get kerotin poisoning if fed too much?? Just curious cause that was the only BAD thing ive heard soo far but everyone here seems to praise carrots... All I know is my little guy loves them.. Ive even sort of trained him to sit if he wants a carrot..lol now just to get him to do it WITHOUT a carrot lol
I think you're referring to Vitamin A poisoning or hypervitaminosis A, which only occurs when the liver's vitamin A storage is filled and the excess vitamin A has no where to go. The excess will enter the blood stream, where it becomes toxic. So, vitamin A poisoning only occurs when extreme amounts of vitamin A are consumed, or when there is a physiological problem with the liver that prevents vitamin A from being stored there. This is relevant because beta-carotene is converted to vitamin A. However, beta-carotene is a pro-vitamin, which means it is only selectively converted into vitamin A. The body will only convert enough beta-carotene to vitamin A that is necessary, and will stop long before toxic levels are reached. So, raw vitamin A is dangerous in high levels, but not the pro-vitamin form of beta-carotene.
 
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