Sam's Yams Bichon "Fries" Sweet Potato Dog Chews
The All-Natural Dental Treat
All of the sweet potato dog treats and chews are made from USA grown orange fleshed, sweet potato (though sometimes you may find them labeled as "yams" at the grocery store.) These chews and treats are highly nutritious and excellent for your dog's teeth and health.
Sweet potato is very high in anti-oxidants. We add nothing artificial, no sweeteners, colors, or processed food items. Sam's Yams are made only of human food quality, fresh sweet potato and nothing more. The trick is in the patent pending drying process, where the sweet potato is transformed into a chew that has characteristics similar to rawhide or jerky. Basically, a vegetable rawhide-like chew. Best of all, Dogs Love Them!
Made of sweet potato these dog chews are cut like French fries and then goes through our unique natural process to lock in the nutrients. Perfect for smaller breeds as a chew, or a treat for larger dogs. It can also be used as a training treat. Ridges help clean your dog's teeth and gums. Made in USA. Net 5 oz.
Crude Protein not less than 6%, Crude Fat not less than 0%, Crude Fiber not more than 5%, Moisture not more than 20%, Beta Carotene (min.) 5,800 IU/oz.
Weight: 5 oz.
Will these chews stain the carpet?
No. The color does not come off the chew. Furthermore, as it is vegetable based, there are no off-odors, or greasiness to contend with either.
What size is best for my dog?
Basically, all sizes are fine and safe for all dogs. Choose the size based upon whether you intend the chew as a training treat or as an actual chew.
How long do these chews last?
Generally, it depends on the size, age and chewing habits of your dog. Obviously these will not last as long as rawhide or pig’s ears, since they are made of a fibrous vegetable instead of animal tissue. However, they will last anywhere from several minutes to twenty minutes, depending again on dog size, age and chewing strength. What’s wonderful about these chews is that they are nutritionally healthy and do not have the high fat levels of pigs ears, or the potential digestive problems of rawhide. Additionally, these are 100% sweet potato and contain no added processed non-foods.
Do dogs really like sweet potato?
Yes. There is something about sweet potato that dogs find irresistible. Once sweet potato is dehydrated, as these are, the flavor is locked in, and luckily so are all the valuable nutrients.
Is sweet potato healthy for my dog?
Yes, very healthy. It has been determined that dogs should have 35% of their diet met from vegetable and fruit sources. These chews are especially good for dogs with food allergies or other dietary problems such as obesity or diabetes. Sweet potato is very high in a wide spectrum of nutrients.
Senior dogs will benefit from having something to chew that is not hard on sensitive teeth. Puppies benefit from the high levels of calcium and other nutrients. All dogs benefit from the fiber in sweet potato, which is helpful for digestion and helps to improve their stool.
How long can I keep the package?
12 months from purchase, kept in a cool dark place. For even better results the chews can be kept in the refrigerator.
I’ve noticed some variation in color and weight on the chews I have ordered. Is this normal?
Yes, completely normal. Some chews are a darker orange while others are a bit lighter. There are a number of factors dictating the differences. There is a wide range of color in the sweet potatoes themselves. The time of year also affects the color as well. We work directly with farmers and packers of sweet potatoes. Colors and textures even vary by such factors as the individual field the potatoes were grown in and its watering cycles. Weather during planting or harvesting can also affect the final color or texture of the Sweet Potato Dog Chews.
All our chews are dried on hand-crafted wooden slat trays that also are used in drying a variety of ripe fruits in the sunny central valleys of California. Though the trays are thoroughly washed and sanitized before each use, sometimes the color from the tannins of other fruit will leave a slight mark on the sweet potato chews. Occasionally these look like a dark stain. Rest assured, it is completely natural.
You can be sure that the product has met the quality guidelines set by the U.S. Agricultural Department and Animal Assisted Crisis and Response teams (AAFCO).
Can my dog choke on these chews?
Of course any dog (or human for that matter) could choke on just about anything and a dog should be monitored during chewing to ensure safety. However, these chews are very safe when compared to other animal chews. Basically, as the dog chews these treats, the dehydrated sweet potato will slowly be broken down by the chewing activity and swallowed like any other treat.
Sweet Potatoes are high in Vitamin B-6, high in Potassium and complex carbohydrates.
Sam’s Yams use no refined or highly processed food items. No animal by-products, no animal digest, no rendered meat or fats. No corn or wheat gluten, two common allergens, no processed starches, polymers or plastic.
Just a pure and simple food, Sweet Potato.