One Potato, Sweet Potato

…I mean, two potato.  😉

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Did you know that sweet potatoes are as good for your dog as they are for you?

Our favorite sweet potato treats are Sam’s Yam’s Bichon Fries.

Bichon “Fries”…heh heh…get it?

The Little Blogger has loved these treats since the moment he laid eyes sniff on them.

Um.Mom.Hi.

Score.  A direct hit.

Sweet potatoes (not to be confused with yams, which are higher in calories, drier, and lower in beta-carotene than their counterpart) are known for being a good source of beta-carotene and potassium.

Beta-carotene = an antioxidant that reduces free radicals (those nasty things that cause cancer and other diseases)

In addition to the benefits of beta-carotene, sweet potatoes are great source of potassium.

Potassium works wonders on the heart, kidneys, digestive system, and pretty much everything else goin’ on in your dog’s bod.

Don’t worry.  A new bag (which runs around just $5) has more than just five fries.  We’ve clearly depleted our supply.

Sam’s Yam’s Sweet Bichon Fries are made with just one ingredient.  Sweet potato.  I really need that dehydrator.

Doesn’t look much different than the sweet potato fries I had last week at Red Robin.  Campfire sauce, baby!

Bichon Fries are hard, but not so hard that you can’t snap them in half or give them to a dog that has a difficult time chewing harder treats.  I don’t generally break them in half unless I’m using them to get a few tricks outta the little goose.

I’m a fan of these treats because they’re made with just one ingredient that packs a mean punch.  They’re also cheap.  And they don’t stain the carpet.  Oh yeah, and they clean Teton’s teeth.

In our book, you can’t get much better than Sam’s Yam’s Bichon Fries, but there are a lot of other great treats out there with sweet potato in them.  Some of our other favorites are:

Snook’s Sweet Potato Dog Chips

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Wet Noses Sweet Potato Little Stars

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You know how we love our Little Stars! 

What other sweet potato treats does your dog like?

Ciao for now!

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