Can dogs eat sweet potatoes?
Sweet potatoes are a root vegetable that are not only starchy but are also loaded with various nutritional benefits for your canine buddy. Apart from being good for health they also taste wonderful when they are boiled or steamed. Dehydrated sweet potatoes are a great choice of sweet treat for your furry friend.
Sweet potatoes have an orange flesh, which means they contain beta carotene and have a significant amount of vitamin A and antioxidants that help to keep diseases and infections at bay. Vitamin A helps to maintain healthy skin, coat, eyes, nerves and muscles in dogs.
Sweet potatoes are an excellent source of fiber, potassium, calcium, iron, vitamin C and B6.
You can serve a small portion of boiled or steamed sweet potatoes along with your pet’s regular diet. They can be given as a sweet treat as well.
Sweet potatoes are usually added to commercial pet foods and treats as they are gluten free and are easily digestible. So, they are a popular choice for a grain free dog food as they provide an alternative source of carbohydrates.
If you are planning to include sweet potatoes as part of your pet’s daily diet, you must consult your vet especially if they are suffering from a health condition like diabetes.