Yes! Mashed potatoes are safe for dogs; however, avoid adding seasonings. Potatoes are rich in vitamin C, vitamin B6, iron, and magnesium. These vitamins and minerals support your dog’s immune system, nervous system, nutrient absorption, and more. If your dog has diabetes, potatoes may cause a spike in blood sugar and are not recommended.
Dogs can eat mashed potatoes:
- Unseasoned. Do not add salt, garlic, or onion powder. Onion powder and garlic powder are toxic to dogs and can lead to anemia. Also, dogs that consume too much salt become quickly dehydrated.
- As part of a homemade meal balanced with a good source of protein.
- As a topping on their dog food on special occasions.
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