- Not a substitute for professional veterinary help.
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 anaemia. 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.
We offer a collection of articles on foods that are safe, dangerous or even toxic for dogs to eat, including vegetables, dairy, bread, and junk food. There is a wide variety of “human food” that is healthy for your dog to eat, while others are considered toxic and dangerous. Check out which fruits and veg are good for your dog here and which spices and seasonings are ok to give to your furry little buddy here. We’ve created these articles to ensure you’re informed on feeding your dog a wonderfully varied diet while learning the limitations of a dog’s sensitive digestive system.
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