When preparing some potatoes for Thanksgiving today, I realized that there were only two mashed potatoes left in the bag. My pots were overloaded, so I decided to leave them to my dog.
One problem-I have put away the cutting board and there is no room for another pot on the stove.
Potatoes and sweet potatoes are easy to digest, and many dog foods contain them. If you want, you can give your dog regular mashed potatoes. However, they are rich in carbohydrates, so if you only feed kibble food, using tate as a staple food will become a very carbohydrate-rich meal.
Potatoes and sweet potatoes can be added to canned food, raw food, cooked food, or fed as snacks.
If you are like me and just want to make a small amount for your dog without washing your pot and cutting board, I have found a super simple and super fast way to prepare them in the microwave.
- Scrub 1-2 medium-sized potatoes.
- Stabbed several times with a sharp knife.
- Place it on a plate and heat it in the microwave for four minutes.
- Turn the potatoes over and heat them in the microwave for two more minutes. Repeat until the potatoes are completely tender. The cooking time varies depending on the size of the potato, and cook until it can be easily pierced with a knife.
- Let the potato cool down until it is easier to handle.
- Cut open, scoop out and mash the inside. Skin contains vitamins and fiber, but dogs are difficult to digest, so you should remove most of them.
- Mix with water, yogurt or kefir to make smooth, mixable mashed potatoes. You can add a little cinnamon to the sweet potato.
- Add to your dog’s food. Matilda weighs 5 pounds, so she eats about one tablespoon of mashed potatoes per meal. A cow weighs 30 pounds and can eat about half a potato.