Vision, Growth, & Muscle Strength
Beta Carotene is a powerful antioxidant found in sweet potatoes which gives the potato its distinct orange (and sometimes purple) coloring and converts to Vitamin A in your pup’s body. Because of this, it too is believed to reduce the risk of specific cancer types as well as protection against heart disease. Vitamin A is also essential for your dog’s vision, growth, and muscle strength. Poor skin quality and night blindness could mean symptoms of Vitamin A deficiency in your dog.
Vision, Muscle Repair, Immune System
Potassium, manganese, and magnesium, calcium, iron, zinc, AND low in sodium, sweet potatoes pack a punch in the minerals department. They are even abundant in vitamins A, B6, and C. Vitamin A is vital for maintaining your dog’s eyes, ensuring their muscles, nerves and skin are healthy. Vitamin C is essential for your dog’s immune system to function properly. Studies show that injury or illnesses, when supplemented with vitamin C, show greater resistance and a higher recovery rate. These minerals serve handfuls of vital purposes within your dogs’ body and are required to maintain good health.
Low Fat, High Fiber
Because sweet potatoes are high in dietary fiber and contain such little amounts of fat, this makes them great for your dog’s digestive health. High fiber diets can assist with reversing loose stool and diarrhea.