Yes, your dog can eat carrots! Carrots are affordable and beneficial additions to your dog’s diet. Low in calories, they are crunchy and sweet, and most dogs really like them.

Carrots Are Packed with Nutrients

They are loaded with beta-carotenes, antioxidants, fiber, vitamin C and vitamin K (needed for blood clotting), as well as potassium. They are an excellent source of magnesium, manganese, most of the B vitamins and phosphorus, which is required for energy production, among other things. Carrots are also a good source of lutein, important for eye heath.

Caveats: Carrots contain a lot of fiber, so introduce them slowly. Also, organic carrots are best; while they’re not on the Environmental Working Group’s “dirty dozen” list, as root vegetables, they can have a high pesticide residue. (For more on produce pesticide loads, take a look at the EWG’s 2020 shopper’s guide.)

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