Why dogs LOVE Sweet Potatoes

June 23, 2020

As we enter our 7th year making sweet potato treats for dogs, we give some reflection as to why we were thought they were a good option in the first place.

Sweet potato is a safe, healthy, and natural treat for dogs, offering a range of health benefits with a taste that they love. For example, sweet potatoes support a healthy digestive system thanks to their high dietary fiber content. They’re also low in fat and contain essential vitamins like  B6, C, and A.

Sweet potatoes are also high in Beta-Carotene.

Beta-carotene is an antioxidant that helps reduce the risk of certain types of cancer while simultaneously providing protection against heart disease.

High Source of Fiber

The only vegetable with higher fiber content than sweet potatoes is avocado. High fiber foods like Sweet potatoes are also used to alleviate constipation and diarrhea, depending on the fiber type. Some diets have higher fiber content to displace calories, increase a feeling of fullness, and help a pet lose weight.

Low in fat

Sweet potatoes are also low in fat and rich in vitamins A, B6, C, calcium, potassium, and iron (each play a vital role in overall wellness). For example, vitamin A is essential for maintaining healthy eyes, muscles, nerves, and skin. And vitamin C is essential for a properly functioning immune system. Studies have found that dogs, just like humans, show greater resistance to disease and have a better chance of recovery from injuries or illness when supplemented with vitamin C.

TickledPet sweet potato treats are slowly dried to keep in as many nutrients as possible and come in both strips and frenched styles.