Carrots are an excellent source of natural nutrition and offer amazing health benefits for dogs including a quick cure for Dog Diarrhea.
Many pet owners however don’t realize that dogs are not able to properly digest raw carrots, and therefore the valuable nutrients cannot be absorbed.
Olewo Carrots were developed over 35 years ago and are in the proper form for dogs to get the full benefits from this nutrient-rich vegetable.
The carrot is the king of all vegetables because it is the richest source of beta-carotene (pro-vitamin A). Beta-carotene is also a powerful antioxidant. Carrots provide a great source of fiber, contain excellent amounts of vitamin B group factors, vitamins C, D, E, K, and other nutrients such as calcium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium and much more. Dogs actually need some vegetables in their diet because they contain many important health-promoting nutrients from a natural source. Many of those nutrients are the ones that are often lacking in commercial pet foods, and natural source vitamins are much more effective that synthetic vitamins.
Proper preparation of the carrots is the key to increase their digestibility so that dogs are able to absorb their many health-promoting nutrients.
Carrots contain cellulose, which cannot be digested by dogs. Dogs may enjoy eating raw carrots, but the chewed pieces simply pass through their digestive system with most of the nutrients not absorbed. If you take a close look, you can see the pieces in the dog’s poop just they way they were swallowed.
One of the most valuable ingredients in carrots is the beta-carotene which gets converted to vitamin A in the dog’s body and delivers many of the health benefits. Beta-carotene however is very sensitive to light and heat. Carrots are at the peak of their nutritional level at the time of harvest, and the exposure to light after harvest causes carrots to loose valuable beta-carotene. Depending on how fresh the carrots are when they are bought, they may already have low levels of beta-carotene. If the carrots are then exposed to heat during cooking, more of the valuable beta-carotene and other nutrients will be destroyed.
Carrots in other Pet Products
Now that we know carrots are not only sensitive to light, but also to heat, it explains why carrots as an ingredient in pet food won’t deliver much benefit. Kibble as well as canned dog food is highly processed and cooked at high temperatures that destroy the beta-carotene and other nutrients. Freeze-dried chucks of carrots added to some pet foods or found in vegetable dog food mixes are typically too big and therefore won’t be properly digested to absorb the nutrients. You might also find some carrot products offered in powder form, either offered as a supplement, sprickle-on, or in a vegetable dog food mix. This is also not the ideal form because with powder, the entire surface is exposed to light and air, and as a result the valuable beta-carotene will only be retained for a certain period of time.
OLEWO Dehydrated Carrots
Olewo Carrots are highly nutritious and properly prepared for dogs to absorb and benefit from all the health-promoting nutrients in carrots. Here are a few reasons why:
- Grown in Northern Germany known for its extremely fertile soil
- Olewo grows a special variety of carrot that is rich in beta-carotene
- Carrots go into preparation immediately after harvest
- Proprietary preparation method of forming highly nutritious carrots into a pellet structure ensures maximum capture and preservation of the valuable beta-carotene and other nutrients.
- Retains nutrients and effectiveness
- Delivers fast and visible results such as cure from diarrhea, healthy digestion, healthy skin & coat, strong immune system, and much more.
- Trusted & Proven for over 35 years!
In summary, yes, carrots are good for dogs, but only Olewo Carrots deliver the benefits you want for your dog to maintain good overall health and prevent the many common ailments. It almost seems to easy that something as simple as carrots can keep our dogs healthy, but the fact is that what Mother Nature provided us with long time ago, works so much better than the new products that are flooding the pet food market. While you can’t trust many of the new companies and new products on the market because they have no proven track record, you can trust Olewo with the health of your pets!