I read that potatoes can be toxic to dogs, how about sweet potatoes? I dehydrate them and feed a few pieces a day.

Asked by Member 1072624 on Nov 23rd 2011 in Food & Nutrition
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Potatoes are from the "deadly nightshade" family of plants... As are tomatoes. But it is the plant not the fruit that is toxic. Do not feed/eat green potatoes. No harm from the actual potatoe. I use potato flour in my grain free biscuits. Sweet potatoes & yams are fine for doggies. Mine love to share my sweet potato fries!

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I have never read that potatoes are toxic to dogs. There are dehydrated sweet potato treats so you should continue to feed him homemade treats.
Onions/garlic/chocolate/alcohol are bad for the dog.

Grady answered on 11/23/11. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 1 Report this answer


I have never read anything that says potatoes are toxic either. However, I do not feed white potatoes because they are fattening. Sweet potatoes are great, though. I feed sweet potatoes to my dogs and I also put them into my dog treats. Sweet potatoes are great for a lot of things including constipation, diarrhea, skin and coat, etc.

Member 930032 answered on 11/23/11. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 1 Report this answer

Cookies 'n' Creme (1998-2011)

There are commercial dog foods that use potato as a replacement for grains. I've fed a couple of those brands.

Cookies 'n' Creme (1998-2011) answered on 11/25/11. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer