If you love your furry friend, feed them well. It’s not that difficult to take your dog’s meal to the next level with fresh ingredients that add something special. While BarkChef is packed with lean protein, wholesome carbohydrates, and essential vitamins and minerals, we’ve curated a select list of toppings to add to your particular pupper’s kibble. Each added ingredients comes complete with a range of benefits, from improved cardiovascular function to healthy bones and teeth. Today, we’re starting with one of our favorites: sweet potato.
Sweet potatoes are rich in vitamins and minerals, and their delicious flavor essentially makes them guilt-free candy for your dog. These orange beauties are a complex carbohydrate, which makes them a natural energy source with more nutritional value than your run-of-the-mill white potatoes. They’re bursting with beta-carotene, an antioxidant that converts to Vitamin A in dogs and promotes healthy growth, eyesight, and muscle tone. Plus, their high concentration of dietary fiber boosts digestive health.
So, treat your dog to some wholesome people food by adding sweet potatoes to their bowl. Be sure to steam or boil the potatoes to preserve their nutritional value and make them more easily digestible for your dog. Start by adding between a teaspoon or tablespoon of sweet potato to your dog’s kibble and see how they react — for some dogs, a sudden increase in fiber can mean gastrointestinal problems.
Adding a secret ingredient to your kibble can spark the appetite of your picky Poodle or reluctant Ridgeback. So go ahead: give them a meal they’ll roll over for. Keep an eye on our blog for more healthy additions that your dog will love.