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Sweet Potato and the Benefits for Your Dog - The Pets Larder Natural Pet Shop

Sweet Potato and the Benefits for Your Dog

Have you ever found yourself looking for additions to your dogs diet that are all natural, good for the environment and have a plethora of nutritional benefits? Then look no further than sweet potato based treats and foods from The Pets Larder!

We are dedicated to developing the best new all natural and wholesome dog products on the market at The Pets Larder and we are really proud to announce the launch of our very own, brand new, Sweet Potato Fries and Sweet Potato Chunks for dogs. These now sit alongside the amazing Aflora dog food range on our shelves, where we also use the super sweet potato as a key ingredient in many of our delicious recipes.

With a whole host of delicious flavours and a bounty of brilliant benefits we think it's high time your dogs got some sweet potato in their lives.

Sweet Potato and Doggy Nutrition

The sweet potato has been cultivated for over 5,000 years in South America and the Polynesian islands, however it didn't make it to England until around the beginning of the 17th century where it was first recorded on our shores. These amazing tubers have been a staple ingredient in the diets of many people across the world ever since with over 90 million tonnes of them being produced worldwide last year. Sweet potato has also started to infiltrate the dog food and treats market as it is a great grain free and super nutritious source of dietary fibre and carbohydrate.

Sweet Potato For Dogs - Sweet potato chews.


Sweet potato is a rich source of vitamins C and B6 as well as being a good source of manganese, potassium and other B vitamins. Vitamin C can help to reduce inflammation in dogs and can also be helpful in improving their cognitive function. Vitamin B6 is absolutely vital in the functioning of the red blood cells that are responsible for carrying oxygen around your pets body and is also essential in maintaining a healthy central nervous system as well as helping to regulate hormone distribution. Potassium aids electrical function in the brain and nervous system in your dog and manganese aids in the preservation of strong bones and cartilage. The common dark orange coloured sweet potato is also an awesome source of beta-carotene which is converted to vitamin A and can help to maintain and nurture your dog's eyesight as well as improving immune function. Sweet potato can also help to balance blood-sugar levels so is a good alternative treat for those dogs suffering from diabetes. 

This richly nutritious food source is also great for the environment as it reduces the amount of meat that your dog consumes in their dinner or treats. It's also irresistible to dogs with its sweet and sticky flavours and textures, making it a top choice for any dog owner who is looking for a sustainable and nutritious option for their canine companions. 

Sweet Potato for your Dog at The Pets Larder 

With a great deal of nutritional value and flavour in sweet potato as well as its sustainable nature, it's no wonder that this amazing ingredient is starting to be used in dog treats and foods. At The Pets Larder we’ve long admired the benefits of these orange jewels so when it came to producing our own dog food brand Aflora, sweet potato was at the top of the list of ingredients. We are also really excited about the launch of our brand new The Pets Larder Sweet Potato Fries for Dogs and our Sweet Potato Chunks for Dogs which deliver all the benefits of sweet potato to your dogs in the form of delicious and nutritious treats.

The Pets Larder Sweet Potato Fries and Sweet Potato Chunks for Dogs

Our all new 100% sweet potato treats are low fat, vegetarian and provide all of the benefits listed above too. Perfect as a treat for training and good behaviour or as a reward for being the best dog, these nutritious bites of chewy goodness are the ideal snack for dogs of all shapes and sizes. Benefitting eyesight, immune response, the digestive system, as well as being packed with fibre and essential vitamins and minerals, The Pets Larder sweet potato treats are delicious, all natural treats and are great for any doggy occasion. 

Natural Cornish Pet Sweet Potato Treats

Aflora: Grain Free Dog Foods With Sweet Potato

If you would rather give your pooch all the bountiful benefits of sweet potato with their everyday meals, why not try one of the brilliant options from our Aflora range. Aflora is an awesome range of dry dog foods that are made from the very best, all natural ingredients which are cooked at low temperatures to preserve all the flavour and nutrition possible for your dogs. There are six different sweet potato specific varieties of Aflora’s affordable, high quality, grain-free foods and many more that contain it as an ingredient. We knew when testing our recipes we needed this magical ingredient present as much as possible and in our amazing Aflora dry food range we've done just that. 

Aflora Sweet Potato

With a multitude of nutritional benefits as well as a flavour to die for, at The Pets Larder we think sweet potato should be making an appearance in your dog's life as soon as possible. With a great range of tremendous treats and fabulous foods containing this impressive ingredient on our shelves, treat your dog and help their health with some super sweet potato today.

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