Sweet Potato Dog Treats – So Many Reasons to Love ‘Em!
For years the humble sweet potato rarely made an appearance, other than at Thanksgiving dinner tables. But these days, the benefits of sweet potatoes are celebrated far and wide, not to mention year-round. Not only do humans love ‘em, but many dogs do too.
As you know, not all human foods are safe for canine consumption. So keep that chocolate to yourself! But you may want to consider adding nutrient-rich sweet potatoes to your pupper’s palate. (Of course it’s always smart to talk to your vet about dietary changes.)
Sweet potato dog treats can be a great way to “treat” your dog while also giving them ingredients known for their nutrition. Here at Carolina Prime Pet, we love sweet potatoes!
Turns out there’s a lot more to sweet potatoes than that sugary Thanksgiving side-dish they’re known for. Follow along as we highlight the many vitamins and minerals found in sweet potatoes. Without further ado, let’s get to it!
Beta-carotene is an antioxidant that converts to vitamin A. This powerful antioxidant has been shown to reduce the risk of certain cancers as well as heart disease. It’s also what gives sweet potatoes their beautiful bright color.
Speaking of sweet potato dog treats, have our Beef Broth Sweet Potato Fries caught your eye? Your pup is sure to love them!
Packed With Minerals
Did you know that sweet potatoes have higher nutritional content than white potatoes? If you’re familiar with sweet potatoes, then you probably did! There’s nothing wrong with regular, cooked white potatoes but sweet potatoes pack a greater nutritional punch. That’s why many people believe they’re a great ingredient for dog treats.
Sweet potatoes are also known to be an excellent source of potassium, manganese, and magnesium. Potassium helps the body maintain a healthy fluid balance, for both humans and dogs that’s beneficial. It’s also known to help with muscle function.
So carry your love of french fries over to your pup, with our Salmon Coated Sweet Potato Fries. Yum!
Fiber is what helps keep the digestive system working and flowing as it should. Sweet potatoes have a relatively high fiber content but are also low in fat. Win-win!
As with all types of dog treats, be careful not to over-do it. Dog treats should take up no more than 10% of your dog’s daily caloric intake.
Also keep in mind that any sudden change to your dog’s diet may be upsetting to their digestive systems. If your dog is used to a low fiber diet and is suddenly given a much higher level of fiber, they may have issues. So take it easy and introduce new additions to their diet slowly.
Good Source Of Vitamin A
Sweet potatoes are abundant in vitamin A. As you may know, vitamin A is known to promote healthy vision, stronger bones, and a better reproductive system.
Good Source Of Vitamin C
Vitamin C is said to aid the immune system. Of course a healthier immune system helps keep illnesses at bay. And we all want that! It’s also known to promote healthier skin.
Our Sweet Potato Stix are perfect for those on-the-go adventures. Why? Because they’re simple and mess free! These treats only contain one ingredient: sweet potatoes. No artificial ingredients or useless fillers. How’s that for quality?
As always, the best source of information for your specific dog’s health and nutrition is their veterinarian. So if you have any questions or concerns pertaining to your dog’s dietary health- be sure to talk with their vet.
Sweet Potato Dog Treats For Any Occasion
As you can see, it would be a shame to reserve sweet potatoes only for Thanksgiving. Luckily Carolina Prime has over a dozen different types of sweet potato dog treats, full of interesting flavors and quality ingredients. These treats would also make a fabulous addition to a doggy birthday cake. So don’t rule them out during festivities. Yes, even Thanksgiving.
Speaking of Carolina Prime Pet dog treats – did you know that all of our treats are sourced and made in the United States? We’re all about quality, from start to finish.
With Carolina Prime, you get quality ingredients and flavors your dog will love! So why not toss your dog a new treat to try, specifically a sweet potato dog treat? Our Chicken Wrapped Sweet Potato Stix are a great introductory treat! Order yours today.