Can my dog eat Potatoes?

By Kim •  Updated: 11/05/19 •  2 min read
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Can my dog eat Potatoes? Safe for dogs to eat

 

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Potatoes are root vegetables and were first cultivated by the Incas of Peru. From there the plant was taken back to Europe, where it eventually spread to the rest of the world. Potatoes are versatile veggies that can be cooked in any number of ways. They can be mashed, roasted, boiled, fried and more. Did you know that potatoes are even used to create alcohol, more specifically vodka? Potato starch is also used as an alternative flour for those who are on gluten free diets. These veggies are filled with good nutrition—you’ll find vitamins B6 & C, along with potassium and more.

Can my dog eat potatoes? Yes! Can my puppy eat potatoes? Yes, he can! However, the potatoes you give your dog should be cooked in the right way. Never give your dog raw potatoes, because they contain a substance called solanine that’s toxic to dogs. When potatoes are cooked, solanine levels are reduced, making the veggie safe for your fur baby. The best way to serve potatoes to your pup is to boil or bake them, then serve them without any toppings. This means no salt, cheese, butter, sour cream, etc. These are all unhealthy for your fur baby. What happens if my dog ate potatoes and he has diabetes? Potatoes are not a good food for diabetic dogs, as it makes their blood sugar spike.

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Kim

Kim is a talented author, who loves animals especially dogs. She engaged in writing books and articles relating to animals a decade ago. Kim resides in Chicago with her husband and son. The family is the proud owner of a dog and a parrot (Jack and Lily). Kim wanted more than these two pets, but her husband put his foot down... She often visits elementary schools to talk to the kids about what she learned about pets and how they could learn from them.

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