Can my dog eat Sweet Potato or Satsumaimo?

By Julie •  Updated: 11/05/19 •  1 min read
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Can my dog eat Sweet Potato or Satsumaimo? Safe for dogs to eat


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Satsumaimo, also known as Japanese sweet potato or sweet potato, is a tuber vegetable related to the morning glory. Sweet potatoes originally come from South America and Central America, and have become a favorite food around the world. Sweet potatoes are loaded with nutrition including vitamins A, B5, B6, C & E, riboflavin, manganese, potassium and even more.

Can my dog eat sweet potato? Can my puppy eat sweet potato? Yes to both questions! Did you know that sweet potatoes are often added to commercial dog food? This is because they’re so healthy for dogs. They’re also great for grain-free recipes and dogs who need to avoid grains. When cooking sweet potatoes for your pup, don’t add any other ingredients that could be harmful. You can boil and peel the sweet potato and then add it to your pup’s normal dog food. What if my dog eating too many sweet potatoes? If your dog eats too many sweet potatoes he could develop digestive issues. In addition, sweet potatoes are not recommended for diabetic dogs.

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Julie is a graduate of the University of North Carolina, Wilmington, where she studied Animal science. Though contrary to the opinion of her parents she was meant to study pharmacy, but she was in love with animals especially cats. Julie currently works in an animal research institute (NGO) in California and loves spending quality time with her little cat. She has the passion for making research about animals, how they survive, their way of life among others and publishes it. Julie is also happily married with two kids.

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