Sweet potatoes are known to be natural sources of energy that are rich in vitamins and minerals. But did you know that these are beneficial to our dogs too?
Yes, sweet potato dog treats have been making its rounds in the pet industry and have been very popular in recent years. Why? Let's find out.
Let's talk about the origin of the sweet potato, why? Knowing more about the food you may put into your pup's body, the better! Sweet potatoes are native to the Americas. The sweet potato plant has large, starchy, sweet-flavored, tuberous roots aids in being a root vegetable. The young leaves and shoots are sometimes eaten as greens as well.
THE BENEFITS OF SWEET POTATO DOG TREATS
But can this yummy food that we, humans, love so much be eaten by dogs? Yes, your dog can have sweet potato. And yes, they can be given as dog treats.
As a matter of fact, sweet potato offers your fur-baby a wide array of health benefits and sweet taste they'll absolutely love! Sweet potatoes are:
- Whole foods: since sweet potatoes are considered to be whole foods, they are less likely to create extreme immune responses and damages to your dog's gastrointestinal tract
- High in fiber: sweet potatoes are rich in dietary fiber that helps promote digestive health by encouraging regular bowel movements and making better cases of constipation & diarrhea
- Rich in vitamin A: this helps in maintaining healthy eyes, skin, nerves, and muscles
- Rich in vitamin C: boosts and helps the immune system to function well
- Beta-carotene filled: beta-carotene is what gives sweet potatoes its vibrant yellow, orange and even purple colors; it is also considered to boost heart health and is known to be an antioxidant that aids in lowering the risks for your fur-baby to develop cancer by fighting free radicals
HOW CAN YOU GIVE SWEET POTATO TO YOUR DOG?
Sweet potatoes can be given to your dogs in many ways -boiled, baked, mashed, and as supplements in the form of delicious sweet potato dog treats.
Though sweet potatoes are good and beneficial for your fur-baby, moderation should always be observed since sweet potatoes are known to have high vitamin A and too much of it can cause muscle and bone weakness. If your dog has or is prone to yeast allergies and yeast infections talk to your vet about an option.
Sweet potatoes are also high in fiber and should be given accordingly taking your dog's age, weight, lifestyle, and health status into consideration. A sudden increase of fiber by your fur-baby can cause gastrointestinal tract problems. And this is why giving sweet potato as dog treats or supplements are most recommended.
HOW PET PARENTS® CAN HELP
We'll let you in on something: All Pet Parents® supplements contain sweet potatoes! How cool is that?
Sweet potatoes in our supplements have valuable nutrients that can help support your fur-baby's immune & digestive health. It promotes digestive & immune health, & helps with healthy detoxification & excretory processes.
- Stimulates activity of your dog’s need to properly digest food and metabolize waste
- Raises levels of fatty acids that can help protect against carcinogenesis, inflammatory bowel disease, and some chronic allergies
Another thing that's great, too, about sweet potatoes in our supplements is that they serve as an inactive ingredient that helps your dog actually want to eat our supplements! It's a total treat for your fur-baby!
Sweet potato dog treats are, undeniably, one of the safest and healthiest treats you can give your dog. Aside from being jam-packed with nutrients, they're also very easy to give to your fur-baby. He'll definitely love it! And with all the benefits sweet potato dog treats bring, we know you'll love these, too!