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are you suppose to peel sweet potatoes?

Discussion in 'Feeding' started by Taren, Jul 17, 2005.

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  1. Taren

    Taren Completely Boxer Crazy

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    im am giving maverick some sweet potatoes and im just wondering if you are suppose to peel them?
     
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    gmacleod Elusive Moderator Staff Member

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    Personally, I would. A dog doesn't digest vegetable matter well at the best of times, and I really doubt he's going to digest the skin on sweet potato. Are they cooked? If so, I don't see it as a huge issue really - he probably still wouldn't digest it but should pass it OK.

    The skin on normal potatoes is a different matter though. That and any green parts are somewhat toxic (actually green parts on potato are toxic to humans too) and should be removed before feeding.
     
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    sgbtab Banned

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    I cook my sweet potatoes first. I use to take the skin off. but I don't anymore they seem to do fine and it is less of a hassle for me.:)
     
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    I gave Moon sweet potato for the first time Sunday as a treat and he loved it. It was so hot here and I couldn't bear to turn on the stove or oven so I poked a bunch of holes in it and microwaved it (large sweet potato, 6 minutes or so turning every once in a while). Then I cut it into chunks and the skin easily came off. Once it was cool, Moon enjoyed his first (of likely many) sweet potatoes!
     
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