Have you ever wondered what are the benefits of sweet potato for pets? Keep reading to learn how it helps pets, which pets can have it, how to feed it to your pet, and how much to give them each day.
Which Pets Can Have Sweet Potato?
Most domesticated pets can have sweet potato puree–as long as it’s cooked. Raw sweet potato is hard on their stomachs, however, so they should not eat them raw. Nummy Tum-Tum Sweet Potato Puree is ready to eat, meaning it’s been through a cooking process and poses no danger to pets!
How Much Sweet Potato Does Your Pet Need?
For most pets, you should give 1 tablespoon per ten pounds of body weight per day. That’s once a day, not at each meal! When feeding your pet multiple times a day, you can give them all their daily sweet potato at once or divide it among their meals. For animals less than 10 pounds, start with 1/4 teaspoon and work up to a tablespoon. You can also reserve their daily sweet potato to consume in treats or on a lick mat for extra enrichment. Nummy Tum-Tum Organic Sweet Potato Puree can be frozen into cubes or in silicone molds for a one-ingredient frozen treat. it doesn’t get any easier than that!
Our cans are 15 ounces, and there are about 30 tablespoons per can. See the suggested serving sizes below to find out how long a can or case of Nummy Tum-Tum will last for your pet.
What are the Benefits of Sweet Potato Puree for pets?
Sweet potato puree is high in fiber. They are also low in fat and rich in vitamins A, B6, C, calcium, potassium, and iron. Vitamin A is essential for maintaining healthy eyes, muscles, nerves, and skin; vitamin C is critical for a properly functioning immune system. Studies have found that dogs, like humans, show greater resistance to disease and have a better chance of recovering from injuries or illness when supplemented with vitamin C. You may have seen articles like this one saying that sweet potatoes are not good for dogs. That’s not the whole story. Just like we only recommend one tablespoon per 10 pounds of body weight per day, the article states that too much sweet potato is not good for dogs. We couldn’t agree more. Before supplementing your dog’s food with Nummy Tum-Tum or any other sweet potato-based supplement, check the ingredients in your dog’s dry food and make sure sweet potato is not one of the main ingredients. If it is, you may want to use Nummy Tum-Tum Organic Pumpkin Puree as a supplement for your pet instead.
How do I get my pet to eat sweet potato puree?
This is actually pretty easy because most pets love sweet potato! It’s actually a great add-in for picky eaters, or for renewing interest in dry food. You can also freeze sweet potato puree in silicone molds for a cold treat on a hot day, spread it on a lick mat with other treats like Greek yogurt, mix it with dry food and stuff it into a Kong toy, or simply top dry food with it.
What’s your favorite way to give your pet sweet potato?