Results 1 to 8 of 8

Thread: Raw Sweet Potato

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Prenton Cheshire
    Posts
    4,716
    Post Thanks / Like
    Blog Entries
    1

    Default Raw Sweet Potato

    Hi

    I haven't a clue about cooking or food but I do research what I feed the girls ,so my question is
    can I give them a piece of raw sweet potato to chew on . ?

    Thanks

    Brian
    Brian M

    Poppy the Tri, Daisy the Blen, Rosie the Ruby and Lily the B & T

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    New Jersey USA
    Posts
    2,994
    Post Thanks / Like
    Blog Entries
    1

    Default

    I would think yes, because when you buy dehydrated sweet potato treats, they are not cooked first.

    I've also made raw sweet potato treats for my guys and shared with friends, and no issues. They would have a lot of fiber so I'd probably start with a small amount and see how they do with them.
    Lani
    (a.k.a. Lucky's & Sparky's mom!)

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Yorktown, Virginia USA
    Posts
    1,426
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    I give Fletcher raw sweet potatoes. My children love sweet potato french fries, I make them all the time. I slice them like fries and leave out a few slices for Fletcher, as treats. I have been reading a lot about feeding raw, and I'm just not ready to make the full jump yet. I perfer to give him fresh veggies and fruits as treats, so far his favs are green beans (frozen), melon, strawberries, sweet potatoes and carrots. Funny I have not read about sweet potatoes either, I just figured it was alright.

    Melissa

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Prenton Cheshire
    Posts
    4,716
    Post Thanks / Like
    Blog Entries
    1

    Default

    Hi
    Thank you Ladies .Melissa don,t forget blueberries, sprouts,banana and turnip .Also I add whitebait to their evening meal ,about 3-4 each .Any other ideas on
    what people feed be as with their main meals or as treats .
    Brian M

    Poppy the Tri, Daisy the Blen, Rosie the Ruby and Lily the B & T

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    North Scotland - east coast
    Posts
    9,889
    Post Thanks / Like
    Blog Entries
    2

    Default

    Most people recommend that sweet potatoes are lightly cooked first - or dried. There are some stories on the internet of dogs dying after eating sweet potatoes...but hard to verify obviously. There are plenty of other raw veg that can be given.


    NEVER let a dog have or get to raw potato skins, they have a toxin in them call SOLANINE which is very harmful and can be fatal to dogs. It affects their neurological system.


    BTW for people, sweet potatoes are wonderful baked in the oven for about an hour 180C, they are really sweet!
    Nicki and the Cavalier Clan Our photos www.scotlandimagery.com
    Supporting www.rupertsfund.com and www.cavaliermatters.org

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Yorktown, Virginia USA
    Posts
    1,426
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Brian M View Post
    Hi
    Thank you Ladies .Melissa don,t forget blueberries, sprouts,banana and turnip .Also I add whitebait to their evening meal ,about 3-4 each .Any other ideas on
    what people feed be as with their main meals or as treats .
    Thanks, I allows forget about bananas and I almost always have them in the house. I feed kibble for meals, I'm still thinking about doing therapy work with Fletcher. My goal is to volunteer at a children's hospital, which Fletcher and I may not be cut out for.... We are only finishing our first class now, and he has to be over 1 yr old to take the test. In the US, therapy dogs cannot be fed raw. I think dogs need variety too, and spent a long time choosing a kibble, and commercial treats just are too numerous for me to look thur.

    Melissa

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Prenton Cheshire
    Posts
    4,716
    Post Thanks / Like
    Blog Entries
    1

    Default

    Hi Nicki
    Thanks for the info ,thankfully I peel all the veg and the SP would only be in a little chunk maybe once in a blue moon it was just
    that I spotted them in Sainsburys this morning and thought maybe a pce of that of a night instead of a chunk of turnip might be
    a little change for them .They are all clean and smelly after the groomers today they went at 9.30 and I collected them at 2.30,it
    seems a shame they have to go walkies and get all muddy again ,oh well .
    You are a mine of superb information.
    Brian M

    Poppy the Tri, Daisy the Blen, Rosie the Ruby and Lily the B & T

  8. #8
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Tennessee, USA
    Posts
    919
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    I won't buy 'white' potatoes for us (humans) with any tinge of green on the skin. Nicki is right about the toxin Solanin. I think the green comes from the potatoes being exposed to too much light, and here in the U.S.A., grocery stores do not protect the potatoes from light. A potato skin with ~no~ green is perfect safe, and probably for dogs, too. But I only give Sophie a cooked bit.

    Here is a link to the snopes site that validates it.http://www.snopes.com/food/ingredient/potato.asp

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •