November 18th, 2010
|For one reason or another, many dog owners have abandoned rawhide as the chew of choice. But dogs have a natural desire to chew and that urge may be realized on your antique wood furniture if ignored. As the need for healthy dog chews has increased, dehydrated sweet potato chews have emerged as an excellent alternative to rawhide. Sam’s Yams sweet potato “Veggie Rawhide” chews are advertised to have many health benefits including high levels of phyto-nutrients, anti-oxidants and fiber all while being low in calories. The natural hardness of the dehydrated sweet potato and their rough edges are supposed to help keep teeth clean as dogs gnaw away.
Matt Zemba answers health questions in his dog nutrition column.