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Sweet Potatoes: This Root Crop Is Filled With Antioxidants and Nutrients

It may look like a potato, but this tuber has deep orange flesh that offers numerous antioxidants and nutrients, making it a great pet treat. Learn more about its benefits and how you can offer it to your pet here.

can you feed sweet potatoes to your pets


  • Cooked, unseasoned sweet potatoes are safe for pets. They're a healthy source of various nutrients that may help promote different aspects of your pet's well-being
  • Sweet potatoes contain phytochemicals that exhibit "multifaceted actions" such as antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, immunomodulatory, antiulcer and anticancer benefits
  • The amount of phytochemicals in sweet potato depends on its variety. Purple varieties have higher amounts of anthocyanin, whereas orange ones contain more beta-carotene
  • When feeding your pet sweet potato as a snack, make sure that you cook it well. Do not feed your pet raw sweet potatoes because they're difficult to digest

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