Typical Analysis: Crude Protein 14%; Crude Fibre 2%; Crude Fats & Oils 33%; Crude Ash 0%.
Carrots are low in calories and rich in beta carotene. This antioxidant is converted by the body into Vitamin A which is essential for healthy skin, coat, eyes, bones and mucus membranes. It can also support the immune system in helping to fight infections. Carrots also contain Vitamins K and C, together with potassium, and are rich in soluble fibre, mostly in the form of pectin, which can support heart health. Other benefits include helping to regulate bowel movements and reduce constipation. Cooking carrots increases their nutritional value by breaking down the tough cellular walls which encase the beta carotene.
Thyme contains a range of beneficial nutrients including Vitamins A, C and K, manganese, iron, calcium and dietary fibre. It contains antioxidant properties and its primary active ingredient is thymol, which helps inhibit the growth of fungus and bacteria, helps to reduce bad breath and is useful for fighting gingivitis in dogs. It has anti-spasmodic and calming properties which can help to soothe irritable bowel syndrome, dyspepsia, colitis, and ease digestion. It contains a mild astringent tonic which can also help soothe urinary tract infections. Thyme is a natural antiseptic for the mouth and throat and can help soothe unproductive coughs. It can also help to expel parasites, especially hookworms. (Care note Although dogs can have small amounts of dried and fresh thyme leaves, thyme essential oil is not safe for dogs and should not be used.)