Are Sweet Potatoes Ok for Your Dog to Eat?
Sweet potatoes are everywhere now-a-days. From french fries to full meals, sweet potatoes are the perfect addition to any human meal.
After doing extensive research we at Gaines Family Farmstead realized that sweet potatoes are also great for dogs! And further extensive research (letting our mascot Duke try out a plethora of sweet potato treats) we realized pups loved them!
But, that's just Duke and he's quite a growing pup. So are sweet potatoes ok for your dog to consume? Absolutely! And we've found 3 scientific reasons that back up our claim! Read below!
- They are rich in Vitamin A and other healthy minerals. According to PetMD.com "They (sweet potatoes) are one of the best dietary sources of vitamin A, which promotes healthy skin, coat, eyes, nerves, and muscles in dogs. Vegetables with orange flesh contain beta-carotene, a precursor of vitamin A and a powerful antioxidant that helps prevent disease and infection." So, sweet potatoes give your dog a richer coat, healthier nails and provide much needed vitamins!
- They are high in fiber. As you probably know a healthy pup has a healthy gut. And sweet potato dog treats are loaded with dietary fiber! This is great for digestive health. Plus, they contain very little fat. Both of these characteristics make sweet potatoes healthy additions to your dog’s diet.
- All Natural. Avoid all of the harmful chemicals, preservatives and food coloring that go into typical dog treats and feed your dog all natural treats. Our sweet potatoes are grown in America, cooked in our kitchen and shipped to you. No sugar, preservatives or other harmful chemicals! You can find out more about these chemicals in our blog here!
Thank you so much for reading our blog and we love hearing all the great stories about your pup loving our treats! Be sure to pick up a bag or two while you're here and spread the word!