Q: I have a tiny 8wk old puppy that is teething.
February 27, 2009 | By sue f. | 12 answers | Expired: 2013 days ago
She loves to chew on fingers.She has lots of chew toys and healthy chew sticks but when i offered her a cold baby carrot she loved it and eats it slowly.Are these carrots ok for her? I know they are fine for adult dogs.
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Mar 01, 2009
I use baby carrots all the time and my labs tolerate them well. When I go do pet therapy visits I cut the baby carrots into carrot strings an use them for the folks who want to give them a treat... less fattening and they can hold the very end allowing the dogs to take the treat extra gentle since they can't sink their teeth into them. I eat a carrot stick when I want them to look at me and focus - it's like they are wondering where did it go!!!
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Feb 27, 2009
Having a baby carrot should be ok for your puppy. The cold is what makes her teeth/gums feel better. One thing that you can do is moisten a washcloth, give it a slight wring, and put it in the freezer. Once frozen, give it to your puppy. Of course, you may want to be sure that she is not on a surface that would be ruined if a few drops of water get on it. It's an old trick, but it works quite well.
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