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Potato VS Sweet Potato - Which is Better for your dog?

Updated: Jun 29, 2020

We are often asked why do we say that the Mak's Patch Treats are made with Sweet Potato and not just say Potato?

The reason is that Sweet Potatoes are not only great for your dogs digestive system because of their high dietry fibre content but they are also low in fat and contain many essential vitamins such as B6, C and A.


But what does it mean for my dog to be getting these vitamins?

Vitamin B6 is vital for any dog, this is responsible for Glucose Generation, Red Blood Cell and Nervous System Function, Hormone Regulation, Immune Response, Niacin Synthesis and Gene Activation.....Basically this is very important for any dog!

Vitamin C is an important antioxidant. It helps reduce inflammation and cognitive ageing.

Vitamin A is found not only in sweet potato but also Carrot, it is responsible for good vision, growth, fetal development, immune function and cell function.


So what's wrong with using potatoes?

There's nothing wrong with using potato, they do contain some dietry fibre, they do also contain Vitamin C, Vitamin B6 and Potassium but nowhere near as much as Sweet Potato and the benefits sweet potato provides.

Potatoes are also made up of Starch, which when broken down turns in to sugars which can mean your dog gains weight, in addition if you have a diabetic dog these sorts of foods should be avoided.


So Which is Better?

The choice is yours! but for all round better health for your dog and even for you the health benefits of Sweet Potato massively outweighs those of Potatoes, which is why Mak's Patch Veggie Dog Treats are made up of over 70% Sweet Potato & Peas.

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