Benefits of Sweet Potatoes for Dogs

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In recent years, sweet potatoes have gained popularity with canines across the country and is frequently included in dog’s regular diet.

Sweet potatoes are great source of complex carbohydrate and are also rich in vitamins and minerals. This crop contains more fiber and Vitamins C and A than the white potato. They are safe for dogs and can provide a range of health benefits.

Sweet potatoes are rich in powerful antioxidant beta-carotene. Beta-carotene converts to vitamin A in your dog’s body, which is important for your dog’s vision, growth, and muscle strength. Dogs lacking of vitamin A have night blindness and poor hair and skin quality. They are also great for  dog’s digestive health because of its high dietary fiber content. Sweet potatoes are also packed with vitamin B6, vitamin C, manganese and are low in fat.

Steam or boil sweet potatoes if you want to add them to your dog’s regular diet. These methods help retain more nutritional value than roasting. You can start by giving your dog a small amount. A sudden increase in fiber may result in gastrointestinal issues, so you should start slow in incorporating sweet potatoes to your dog’s diet.

 

 


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