Have you ever wondered if it was safe for dogs to eat sweet potatoes or yams? Is it bad or good for a dogs health? Find out more by reading the answer below.
For many years potatoes in general have been given a bad reputation because its a bad combination of sugar, starch and carbohydrates.
However having said that there is still lots of nutrition to be found within sweet potatoes if you look.
Some of the health benefits include:
- dietary fiber which can help with the digestive system
- beta carotene that can help reduce the number of health treats your dogs experiences
- also contain lots of vitamin B6, vitamin A and vitamin C
So can dogs eat raw sweet potatoes at all?
No, a dog can never eat raw sweet potatoes.
The reason being is that by cooking the sweet potatoes well it helps break down the starch and dietary fiber which makes dogs be able to digest them easier.
In addition to the above benefit cooking the sweet potato will also make it sweeter and make your dog more likely to want to eat it.
As well cooked potato is easier to swallow and chew for dogs.
Make sure that the sweet potatoes are cut into small pieces though so that they do not choke on the potatoes.
Therefore the final answer is that no dogs cannot eat raw sweet potatoes but they can eat small amounts of well cooked sweet potatoes.