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Carrots-raw or cooked?

I have been giving Nala pumpkin in her food and wanted to add some carrots. Does anyone have any advice on raw versus cooked?

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Oliver and Comet like raw carrots in their kong. I also shred some on their kibble

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Hobbes is on a diet and eats cooked carrots and loves them. He didn't like green beans.



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Benji and Lizzie don't care for the raw but enjoy cooked carrots. I sprinkle it on their kibble.

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Tori won't touch them cooked but, raw baby carrots? They're #1 on her list of treats!

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Oliver and Comet like raw carrots in their kong. I also shred some on their kibble
Oooh....GREAT idea! I had not thought about putting carrots in a kong for them during the day. Copper and Miley LOVE carrots. Well, Miley didn't like them til Copper came along and loved them. Now she has to have one everyday just because he is having one. She wouldn't TOUCH them before.

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I have heard varying opinions on this. One is that dogs can't really process raw veggies and that they should be pureed or cooked to get the nutritional value from them. So if you are just adding a bit for flavor or crunch I don't think it matters. But I will say this...I was trying to add green beans to get Cash to feel fuller and not add many calories... and it didn't matter how many non cooked green beans I added-- he was still starving, but once I started cooking them he is much more satisfied.




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Buddy loves, loves, loves raw carrots--he's a finicky eater but he never says no to a carrot slice. The only thing about too many raw carrots is that you get orange poop, but I see no ill effects otherwise. Sometimes I steam the carrots so there is a little softness but still some bite to them, and the dogs like them that way also (they don't like them too mushy). Green beans forget it. Tried a microwave cooked yam the other day--first time, and the dogs loved it. I heard pumpkin is good for the dogs, but do you just buy the cans of pumpkin (like for making pies) or is there some special kind you're supposed to get?

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I heard pumpkin is good for the dogs, but do you just buy the cans of pumpkin (like for making pies) or is there some special kind you're supposed to get?

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Rose, you get the canned pumpkin. just make sure it is 100% pumpkin, no sugar or additives.




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Thanks for the replies. I think I might steam them sometimes and give them raw most of the time.

How do you put the carrot in the kong? Chopped up ? or just squished inside?

My little 1 1/2 year old nephew loves frozen green beans so I got the idea to see if Nala would like them. She is just as enthusiastic! I think she likes the frozen crunchy texture. She also loves a little piece of steamed brocolli. She also ate edamame in a pod that I dropped and spit the pod out and swallowed the beans. I was impressed but I don't think that soy is good for dogs.

If I have cooked squash or pumpkin I use that, otherwise I use the canned 100% pumpkin.

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