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Q: I have a tiny 8wk old puppy that is teething.

February 27, 2009 | By sue f. | 12 answers | Expired: 1995 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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Jessica L.
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Mar 11, 2009

Carrots are just fine. It may even be more soothing if you stick it in the freezer. Something else you can do is soak a rope toy or old wash cloth in broth or water and then freeze them (freeze the wash cloth in a twist). It's very soothing to their gums.

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Edie Jo N.
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Mar 05, 2009

i think they are fine

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Chickdrumr524
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Mar 02, 2009

My black lab/golden retriever mix has eaten carrots since she was an itty bitty. She drools for them, and would rather eat carrots than some dog treats, and from what I understand, they're healthier for her.

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PLD
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PLD

Mar 01, 2009

A few carrots should be ok for your puppy, as long as it is not substituting for a lot of her regular meals. If your puppy is teething, they do sell chew toys that are meant to be frozen and helps numb the gums.

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Maureen M.
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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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Carole D.
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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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Kristin T.
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Feb 27, 2009

I wouldnt worry about it. If its okay for the adults it should be fine for the puppy.

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christy m.
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Feb 27, 2009

My vet says carrots are a very nutritious treat for puppies, to give them instead of dog treats as dog treats tend to fatten them up. Also served cold helps with the teething. Good for their coat as well. Some say they help with stomach problems as well.

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Ashley S.
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Feb 27, 2009

They should be okay but I have found that with my puppy we had chew toys and i just have to hold it for him when he sits next to me and then he got used to it.

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Kristin T.
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Feb 27, 2009

I wouldnt worry about it. I would think that if they are okay for adults puppys should be about the same.

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