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Feeding a Dog Potatoes?

Is it true that you can't give potoes to dogs? I have a small Chihuahua.

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October 11, 20151 found this helpful

Dogs can have cooked potatoes. But I wouldn't feed potatoes to a chihuahua.
Two reasons: First, chihuahuas are very small and gain weight easily. Starchy foods like potatoes will cause this weight gain.
A chihuahua gaining a few ounces is like you or me gaining extra pounds. You can easily get an overweight dog.

The second reason: It is a bad idea to feed very small dogs human food. They tend to have delicate digestive systems and will often get constipation, then diarrhea, then constipation again, over and over. I know small dog owners who think this is normal, but it isn't.

If you have a small breed dog: Don't feed human food. Find a high quality dog food and stick with it. Don't feed lots of treats. They are "junk food" for dogs and are high calorie with poor quality ingredients.

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If you resist the urge to feed your cute little dog everything he happens to want he will have fewer upset stomach problems. You wouldn't want to always be sick to your stomach and your dog doesn't either. And he will have less weight on which means more energy, better breathing, and better quality of life.

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October 12, 20151 found this helpful

If you decide to give your dog potatoes;never give it a raw potato and sweet potatoes are in some dog foods and is nutritious. Always give any human food to the little tot very small portions and not make it a daily habit.

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October 18, 20151 found this helpful

I have four chihuahua's. The only people food my vet said was okay is a little cottage cheese once in a while and also a few Cheerios mixed with a small amount of Nutri-Cal (obtained from vet).

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This is given by itself when a small dog is suffering from low blood sugar. Hope this helps.

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March 9, 20190 found this helpful

our shih tzu loves cheerios

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