Cody loves carrots too, I buy the baby carrots in a bag and have them in the veggie bin in the refrig. I allow Cody to have no more than two a day. When he would like one he will go to refrig. and sit by it looking down, he also loves ice cubes, I don't limit him on those, and when he wants an ice cube he sits by the refrig and just stares up at the freezer. Dogs are so smart! :)
Mine LOVE carrots. I have a couple that are always on a diet and I give them 3-4 baby carrots with their food at meal time and it has helped them not be so hungry. They think they are a special treat that the other dogs don't get. :) They are also great for their teeth (the chewing/crunching action).
Hi sorry that your dog had problems with carrots. I don't recall feeding fresh carrots to Hershey yet. I do admit having fed her some fruits and veggies before and even a few pieces of chicken. Now her Wellness dog food and possibly even her Nutro Ultra has some carrots in it, but probably so little of it since it's not listed as the primary ingredient.
The link that someone at TP referred me to awhile back discusses which veggies and fruits are safe and also which ones need to be broken down before giving to your dog. Refer to message post #9.
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I guess I have a junk food hound...she hates carrots! She'll suck on it for about a minute then spit it out. Ice cubes though, she LOVES those! We buy our ice and when we bring a bag home she comes in wagging her tail. We always give her a big chunk before we break the bag up and she thinks she's miss "thing" with that ice. She prances around so proud! Its the funniest thing!
My chocolate lab puppy, Hershey loves ice cubes. She became quickly conditioned to our ice dispenser and hopes that we'll drop a cube for her also. Of course, we usually will knowing how much she loves ice cubes. I guess Hershey's not the only dog who gets excited for ice.
Bash LOVES ice! I know this is about carrots (my carpet saw the affect of that in the way of red poo) but I had to laugh when you all mentioned ice. Bash will take it and toss it in the air with his mouth, swat it around, carry it somewhere new, toss it across the room again, pounce it, smack it, then maybe get a lick or chomp in before he starts batting it around more. I'm not sure how much ends up in his mouth when all is said and done but he does love them!