Can dogs eat Sweet potatoes?

can dogs eat sweet potatoesYes

Overview

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Yes, sweet potatoes are good for dogs as they are fiber-rich and have anti-inflammatory properties. However, feeding these veggies to diabetic dogs and dogs with kidney issues is highly discouraged. The veggie's high glucose index and calcium oxalate content may aggravate their condition.

Benefits

health-benefits
  • Sweet potato contains high amounts of beta-carotene, vitamin C, B vitamins, and phosphorus, which help strengthen a dog's immune system.
  • Sweet potato has anti-inflammatory properties which prevent the onset of chronic diseases in dogs.
  • Sweet potato is high in dietary fiber, which helps support a healthy digestive system.

Risks

health-risks
  • Sweet potatoes are rich in fiber, and excessive consumption could cause gastrointestinal issues in dogs.
  • Due to their high glycaemic index, sweet potatoes should be given in controlled quantities if feeding to dogs with diabetes or overweight dogs.
  • Sweet potato contains calcium oxalate; It is best not to give sweet potato to dogs with kidney problems or that are prone to kidney stones.
  • Raw sweet potato is hard for dogs to digest and may cause stomach upset and intestinal blockage.
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Servings

serving-suggestions
  • Choose sweet potatoes with minimum lumps and veins.
  • Rinse the sweet potato thoroughly to remove pesticide residues and other impurities.
  • Sweet potatoes may be boiled, steamed, or roasted until tender without seasoning.
  • Peel them, cut them into bite-sized pieces or mash them.
  • Introduce sweet potatoes in small amounts to your dog, between a teaspoon and a tablespoon.

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