i had heard that carrots are sometimes a good "treat" for dogs, because they are crunchy and lovely for their teeth. greyhounds are kind of notorious for teeth problems, so i've been keeping this idea in the back of my mind. tonight when i was getting maia's dinner ready, i noticed a bag of baby carrots in our fridge, and decided to give it a shot.
i pulled one out of the bag, and offered it to her. no reaction whatsoever. i offered it to her again. she laid down on the floor. hee.
i encouraged her to get back up, saying, "maia, look! look what i have!" and she got up again. i gave her the carrot and she finally took it and then dropped it on the floor. i think because it didn't really smell like a snack, she had no idea it was food. i encouraged her to eat it, and finally she started gnawing on it. then she suddenly thought it seemed like a fun idea, and went to town on it. she was a little surprised when she chomped it in half, but by then she was totally into it and she chewed up and ate the whole thing.
so yay, we have a healthy treat option that's good for her teeth and her girlish figure!