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Old 06-21-2017, 09:45 AM
 
Location: Billings, MT
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I read a list of things that should never be given to dogs the other day, and raw potatoes were on the list.
Of course, the list did not give any limits, such as "No more than 1/2 ounce in any 24 hour period."
So, my question is, if I drop a couple of frozen hash browns on the floor and the dog scarfs them up, how soon will she get sick and/or die?
Or, is it like the old "chocolate scare", that if a dog eats chocolate, it will get sick and die!
Our old beagle gave the lie to that one; she ate nearly a full 9X9 pan of brownies and licked the pan clean. Oh, yes, she threw up a lot that afternoon, but she didn't die and suffered no other ill effects that we could see. She lived many years after that incident.
IMO, the throwing up was just as much due to the fact that she overstuffed herself as it was the chocolate.
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Old 06-21-2017, 09:57 AM
 
Location: Louisiana
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Are Potatoes Bad for Dogs

Like other root crops, potatoes are also high in carbohydrates.

Although it provides energy to your dogs, excessive consumption may lead to obesity, diabetes, and pancreatitis. Sweet potatoes are rich in starch that may cause gain weight if given to your dog frequently.


I googled it and the above comment is what I found.
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Old 06-21-2017, 10:13 AM
 
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I read a list of things that should never be given to dogs the other day, and raw potatoes were on the list.
Of course, the list did not give any limits, such as "No more than 1/2 ounce in any 24 hour period."
So, my question is, if I drop a couple of frozen hash browns on the floor and the dog scarfs them up, how soon will she get sick and/or die?
Or, is it like the old "chocolate scare", that if a dog eats chocolate, it will get sick and die!
Our old beagle gave the lie to that one; she ate nearly a full 9X9 pan of brownies and licked the pan clean. Oh, yes, she threw up a lot that afternoon, but she didn't die and suffered no other ill effects that we could see. She lived many years after that incident.
IMO, the throwing up was just as much due to the fact that she overstuffed herself as it was the chocolate.
It's not a lie. Chocolate can kill a dog depending on how much they eat, the amount of pure coco in the chocolate and the size of the dog. More information is here:
http://www.petmd.com/dog/conditions/...olate_toxicity

Whether raw potatoes will kill a dog also depends on the size of the dog and the amount consumed. More Information in the link below.
If your dog eats them, I'd call the vet.

https://www.vetary.com/dog/condition...reen-poisoning
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Old 06-21-2017, 10:19 AM
 
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Some of the cautions are less about the actual food, but about things that may contaminate the food. Example: mold on nuts. The caution for raw potatoes may have to do with their being "root vegetables" and possibly unwashed therefore contaminated with something.
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Old 06-21-2017, 10:22 AM
 
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Some of the cautions are less about the actual food, but about things that may contaminate the food. Example: mold on nuts. The caution for raw potatoes may have to do with their being "root vegetables" and possibly unwashed therefore contaminated with something.
Not for potatoes. It's a chemical in the potato that's toxic. It's explained on the link above.


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Old 06-21-2017, 10:52 AM
 
Location: North Idaho
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I don't think a couple of dropped frozen hash browns would hurt a dog.

I don't feed my dogs Irish potatoes becasue I have known more than one dog to yarp up a large portion of potato No science to that, but I figure that if the dog can't keep them down, they don't agree with the dog.

The only thing about potato that would be bad for the dog would be green potato skin which contains belladonna. The belladonna leaves the potato at the point that the skin matures and turns brown (or red or yellow, or whatever variety the potato is.)
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Old 06-21-2017, 11:54 AM
 
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My dog cannot digest potatoes. They added potatoes to the brand of food she has eaten for years and now it gives her the runnies and I had to switch. I dislike grain-free foods because they include potatoes. Even if the dog has no particular problem with potatoes, how are they better than rice? That is the carb in my dog's food.
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Old 06-21-2017, 12:06 PM
 
Location: NC
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From the examples given, Iam thinking it would be no worse than if you, a human, ate potatoes that had green on them. Eating green tomatoes before they are enlarged to nearly full size is not good for you either. Both are in the same family, but potatoes develop underground, so their turning green only happens when the sun or indoor storage lets the skin turn green or shoots to come out of the 'eye' and the shoots turn green. Presumably that is the bad part, and your frozen tater tots will not have that.

Here is a good description. Green Potatoes: The Problem | CropWatch
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Old 06-21-2017, 12:48 PM
 
Location: Eureka CA
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My dog loves potatoes, cooked, that is.
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Old 06-21-2017, 01:08 PM
 
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My dog loves potatoes, cooked, that is.
I'm sure most do! Mine has stolen french fries and other types of potatoes and that is how I know she cannot digest them. She really wants them, though ..............
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