You’d think that it would be quite easy to provide a review of a product with only one ingredient. Truth be told…it’s not as easy as you think. Our dogs are high-volume connoisseurs of dehydrated fruits and veggies. These types of treats are our ‘go-to’ goodies to help our animals maintain a healthy weight. So when Chewy.com provided us with one of their best selling products asking us for feedback – we were more than happy to oblige. We have a breadth and depth of experience in dehydrated treats. Our honest review: Dr. Harvey’s Sweet Potate’r Chews score a high paw rating from MattieDog©!
Quite simply, only one ingredient can be found in Dr. Harvey’s Sweet Potate’r Chews…all natural sweet potato. That’s it! Sweet potatoes that have been grown and dehydrated in the United States without any salt or artificial preservatives. Yup, Dr. Harvey’s ships Chewy.com little batches of these dehydrated goodies that they create weekly in order to keep maintain quality and freshness.
Dogs Love to Chew
Be it a purse, a nice pair of shoes, a crunch bone or gnarly rawhide, we all know that dogs loves to chew. Gnawing is the response to a dog’s natural instinct to…well, chew. This activity has historically kept dog’s teeth and mandibles in good health while also serving as a stress reliever and mental soother. Rawhide is readily available, yet few if any consumer protections are placed on these products and many are treated with chemicals. Our healthy alternative is dehydrated sweet potato – and while we often make our own, we also keep packages available to appease our pup’s appetites.
Sweet Potato Chew Differences
A potato is a potato is a potato, right? Wrong! As mentioned, we’ve purchased more sweet potato chews than we can recall. Most are on the hard side and some are brittle. Dr. Harvey’s Sweet Potate’r Chews are flexible and somewhat soft. This is a small, yet important distinction. Brittle pieces can break off. If your dog swallows a sizable piece of a crunchy, dehydrated sweet potato it might not be the last time you see it…regardless of which end it comes out. Either way, I think that’s got to hurt…and also could upset your dog’s tummy.
Healthy Benefits of Sweet Potatoes
Dr. Harvey’s knows that sweet potatoes are chuck-full of powerful antioxidants. These little golden goodies naturally boost a dog’s immune system – they are an excellent source of vitamin A (beta-carotene), vitamin C, manganese, copper, pantothenic acid, and vitamin B6, and are a good source of potassium, niacin, vitamin B1, vtamin B2, and phosphorus. Dr. Harvey’s Sweet Potate’rs are naturally high in soluble fiber, and you know what that means – no loose stools!
For all of the above reasons and more, Dr. Harvey’s Sweet Potate’r Chews score a high paw rating from everyone here at MattieDog. Take it from me, add a little all-natural sweet potato into your dog’s diet and they, and you, will be happy campers. One of Dr. Harvey’s Sweet Potate’r Chew lasted our dogs, on average, 15-20 minutes. Also, the act of chewing made them a little tuckered out…each of them took a little post chew drink of water and then curled up in their respective dog bed for a nap. That, my friends, is a good thing!
, the Pet Lifstyle Guru
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