So the question today is are potatoes good for my dog??
The answer is yes! Both white and sweet varieties of potato But they must be cooked and cooled first.…
What are the benefits?
With the exception of vitamin A, white potatoes have just about every nutrient. Did you know potatoes are full of vitamin C? However, since dogs cannot eat potatoes raw, most of the vitamin C is lost due to the heat of cooking. Potatoes are known to be good for the heart. They are also very high in potassium, beating other potassium-rich foods. They are a good source of iron and copper, too.
Potatoes also contain a variety of phytonutrients that have antioxidant activity. Among these important health-promoting compounds are carotenoids, flavonoids, and caffeic acid, as well as unique tuber storage proteins, such as patatin, which exhibit activity against free radicals.
We find that the doggies here at The Doggie Lodge go crazy for Sweet Potatoes! One of nature’s nearly perfect foods, sweet potatoes are so healthy they should be fed to your dog daily! They are a source of potent antioxidant to aid in healing, cancer prevention, and fighting the effects of aging. Full of Vitamins A, C and B6, contains the minerals manganese, copper, and iron; and a great source of dietary fiber to help with loose stools.