Sweet potatoes can often be found in a number of healthy recipes for humans, but did you know they have benefits for pets as well? Sweet potatoes are rich in nutrients that dogs need to live a healthy, happy life, which is why we have included them in Supreme Source products.
Sweet potatoes are complex carbohydrates, making them a natural energy source. More energy can lead to a more active pet and an overall healthier life.
Along with carbs, they are rich in vitamin A, vitamin C. Vitamin A is essential for healthy eyes, muscles, nerves and skin, while vitamin C helps boost your pet’s immune system. Vitamin B6 is also found in the vegetable.
Another important benefit of sweet potatoes is their abundance of fiber. Fiber is an important part of digestion. Fiber helps your dog’s digestive system function more effectively, meaning less mess for you!
Other essential nutrients found in sweet potatoes include calcium, potassium and iron which support overall wellness. For example, potassium is needed to maintain proper fluid balance in the body, as well as preserve nerve transmissions and muscle function. Sweet potatoes are also low in fat, helping keep your dog in his best physical shape.
How to include sweet potatoes in your dog’s diet
Two of our Supreme Source dog food recipes contain sweet potatoes. Our Salmon Meal and Sweet Potato recipe is a great choice for dogs who prefer fish, while our Turkey Meal and Sweet Potato is a favorite among those who love meat. Both recipes are packed with nutrients and flavor, so you can’t go wrong with either, and your dog is sure to love the sweet taste of the sweet potato.