Sweet potatoes are a nutrition-packed snack that are healthy and safe for dogs! These root veggies are known for their benefits to gut health and digestion. They also provide a boost in important vitamins and minerals, which is why we include them in our breathbone chews.
Check out our top 5 reasons to love sweet potatoes...
#1 They aid in digestion.
Since sweet potatoes are high in fiber, they help keep your pup's digestion smooth and regular.
#2 They promote a healthy microbiome.
The antioxidants in sweet potatoes support a healthy balance of gut bacteria, which can lower your pup's risk of diarrhea and other digestive symptoms.
#3 They're high in potassium.
Sweet potatoes are high in potassium for their calorie content, which means they help regulate the body's fluid balance and blood pressure.
#4 They support healthy vision.
The antioxidant beta-carotene in sweet potatoes has been shown to support eye health, which is important as your dog ages.
#5 They help reduce cancer risk.
Like other antioxidant-rich foods, sweet potatoes help defend your pup's body against free radicals that increase risk of chronic diseases like cancer.
How can my pup enjoy sweet potatoes?
As a kibble topper: Just steam, mash with a fork, and add on top of their v-dog kibble once cooled. Or, check out our Mashed Sweet Potato Spinach Bites recipe!
As a chew: Our breathbone chews make a great snack, or you can whip up a batch of simple homemade sweet potato chews.
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