Dog Health Wellness

Can Dogs Eat Sweet Potatoes?

Delicious Options to Serve Sweet Potatoes to Your Dog

Sometimes mistaken for a yam, this starchy root vegetable is packed with nutritional benefits for our beloved pups. You will find sweet potatoes added to many dog foods and treats because they are a healthy source of complex carbohydrates and are gentle on the digestive system.

Here are 4 reasons why we love them:

A wealth of minerals.

Sweet potatoes are packed with vital minerals including potassium, manganese, and magnesium. Potassium is key in preserving nerve transmissions and muscle function. This super food also contains calcium, iron, zinc, Vitamins B6 and Vitamin C.

Beta-Carotene magic.

Ever wonder why this vegetable has hues of purple? That's the beta-carotene magic. This powerful antioxidant gives sweet potatoes their yellow, orange, and sometimes purple coloring. After eating a sweet potato, the beta-carotene converts to Vitamin A in the body. Pretty cool, huh?

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When your dog deserves that VIP treatment

When your dog deserves that VIP treatment

We are thrilled to share our very first retail spotlight post. This is chance for us to share some of our favorite pet stores. Every store we feature has a unique offering and amazing staff, both human and furry!
 
Today, we asked the owner of Paws and Effect to take us behind the scenes at our favorite dog boutique/pet spa in town!
 
What makes the pets/customers in your city unique?
We have the best clients and pets anywhere! People in Santa Monica treat their pets as a part of the their family, and we love that we can provide the kind of service they want.

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