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Sabby
23rd July 2010, 07:11 PM
I need some advice from all the cooking geniuses out there.
I have been looking for some natural food colouring that I can use on my dog treats for my cream cheese icing. I have come across 100 % Beetroot Powder and also 100 %Strawberry Powder. There is absolutely nothing else in that powder just Beetroot or Strawberry. My Question is beetroot save to eat for dogs. I know Strawberry would be ok; my dilemma is that the Strawberry is 3 times more expensive. I have never heard anything in regards of Beetroot or seen it on any list as unsafe for dogs. I would like to know other peoples opinion or knowledge of this.
This is what it is
http://www.healthysupplies.co.uk/pics/200x200/beetroot-powder.jpg (http://www.healthysupplies.co.uk/beetroot-powder-50g-hampshire.html) 100% Sweet Beetroot Powder

Beetroot is an excellent natural red colouring. It also adds that distinct beetroot sweetness to cooking. Contains no artificial ingredients or preservatives

Kizzys Mum
23rd July 2010, 07:55 PM
As far as I know, beetroot should be fine, I've not seen it in any lists of foods that are bad for dogs. This website even suggests that it has some health benefits!
Beetroot and carrot made up as a soup can be given daily as part of the dog's diet as beetroot is recognised as a beneficial food for the liver (http://www.burkesbackyard.com.au/1997/archives/27?p=3008)

Sabby
24th July 2010, 01:38 PM
As far as I know, beetroot should be fine, I've not seen it in any lists of foods that are bad for dogs. This website even suggests that it has some health benefits! (http://www.burkesbackyard.com.au/1997/archives/27?p=3008)

Thank you very much. The website looks good.

Nicki
24th July 2010, 03:18 PM
My understanding was not to give too much beetroot but I suspect that the amounts you would use for an icing would be very small and therefore unlikely to cause problems.

I have never seen it on any lists of forbidden foods.


Just found this - beetroot chips for dogs!! {German site}

http://www.olewo.de/selectyourlanguage/english/fordogs/beetrootchips.html



beetroot is recognised as a beneficial food for the liver. It appears to assist dogs with liver problems due to copper toxicosis {a condition particularly affecting Bedlington Terriers}


So looks like it would be fine to use...

Sabby
24th July 2010, 04:22 PM
My understanding was not to give too much beetroot but I suspect that the amounts you would use for an icing would be very small and therefore unlikely to cause problems.

I have never seen it on any lists of forbidden foods.


Just found this - beetroot chips for dogs!! {German site}

http://www.olewo.de/selectyourlanguage/english/fordogs/beetrootchips.html



beetroot is recognised as a beneficial food for the liver. It appears to assist dogs with liver problems due to copper toxicosis {a condition particularly affecting Bedlington Terriers}


So looks like it would be fine to use...


Thanks Nicki

The amount I use would be very small.