Dogs often gaze longingly at our meals, but can they eat potatoes? Let's explore!
Not all human foods are safe for dogs. Raw potatoes contain solanine, which is harmful. But cooked potatoes can be a treat!
Potatoes are rich in vitamins (B6, C), iron, potassium, and fiber, offering health benefits for your furry friend.
Potatoes contain Vitamin B6, essential for glucose production, red blood cell formation, nerve function, and more.
Vitamin C boosts the immune system, while iron supports enzymes and red blood cells.
Potassium maintains blood vessels and muscles, while fiber aids digestion and microbiota control.
Cooked potatoes (boiled or lightly roasted) without seasonings are safe for dogs. Avoid green-skinned potatoes.
Potato skins should be occasional treats due to oxalates. Avoid seasoning like garlic, salt, or onions.
Follow the 10% rule—potatoes should only constitute a small part of your dog's diet. Too much can lead to health issues.