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.
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?
Seasonal allergies occur during particular times of the year. Along with seasonal allergies comes dust, dust mites, pollen, grass, and flea bites.
Your dog’s environment can have a big impact on whether or not they are affected by seasonal allergies. In sunny LA, plants are blooming year-round! This means your furry friend can be exposed to allergies more frequently. In cooler climates, plants tend to bloom mostly in springtime and aren’t present during the winter. Regardless of where you and your pup live, it is still possible for year-round allergies to be present. The more your dog is exposed to the allergens he/she is sensitive to, the more intense and longer-lasting these allergic responses become.
We’ve gathered some tips on how to help your dog handle seasonal allergies!
Does your dog freak out a little during storms? Fret not, this behavior is completely normal. After all, your dog's senses are naturally thousands of times stronger than humans, making every sound and shake amplified. Behaviors such as whining, shaking, and hiding are common reactions for a dog who is afraid or anxious during a storm.
Not to worry - here are some solid tips that will have your and your pup ready to keep calm and storm on.