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Russet Potatoes

Aston
November 11th, 2008, 02:56 AM
Can pls someone inform if this component is harmful to our dogs health ?

I'm feeding my puppies with ORIJEN, and I must say I'm very happy with it, but here in Portugal there is a big discussion about adding potatoes to dog's diet, Orijen has Russet potatoes, in your opinion does this configure any problem ? Most of VETS here are saying that potatoes are worst than grain for dog's health. Would like to have this clarified.

Thnks so much for assistance.

rainbow
November 11th, 2008, 03:19 AM
Russet potatoes are safe to feed to dogs. Most of the grain free brands use them as their carbohydrate source. The only part of the potato that is toxic is the green part on the skins if they have been exposed to too much light.

I have been feeding Orijen to my dogs for almost two years and they are both fine. The following quote is from Orijen's website (http://www.championpetfoods.com/orijen/faq/#Potatoes) stating that their potatoes are skin and leaf free.


Q: POTATOES are night shade vegetables? Are they healthy?

A: Potato is a healthy alternative to the grains in most of today’s processed pet foods. Our potatoes are processed at low temperature (90c) and do not contain skins or leafs.

Aston
November 11th, 2008, 03:33 AM
Well, I'm less worried now. Thnks rainbow.

rainbow
November 11th, 2008, 03:47 AM
I noticed you are from Portugal. Is Orijen hard to find over there?

Btw, welcome to pets.ca :thumbs up The thread you posted in the Introduction Forum does not open for me. I noticed it has quite a few views so others must be having the same problem....perhaps you should try re-doing it again. :)

Aston
November 11th, 2008, 04:04 AM
I noticed you are from Portugal. Is Orijen hard to find over there?

Btw, welcome to pets.ca :thumbs up The thread you posted in the Introduction Forum does not open for me. I noticed it has quite a few views so others must be having the same problem....perhaps you should try re-doing it again. :)


Yes, ORIGEN and ACANA have a good distributor here.
I've posted in the Introduction Section and I think I've made a mistake (newbie here:angel:) i've included in the post photos of my "friends" and I think because of this the post is not visible, I've made a second one, but received a message saying that it needs approval from Moderation.

rainbow
November 11th, 2008, 04:18 AM
I guess because you included pics and there is a time delay for newbies to help with the spammers that sometimes like to post porn. :rolleyes:

If it doesn't resolve itself then contact one of the mods and they will fix it.

Glad to see Orijen and Acana are both available in Portugal....they are both great foods. :thumbs up

hazelrunpack
November 11th, 2008, 12:58 PM
I noticed your introduction thread, too, and PMd Marko to see if he can get the post to show up. :thumbs up

Meanwhile, welcome to the board, and I hope to see your introduction soon. :D

As for potatoes...the only objection I'd have to potatoes as a carbohydrate source is that starch (the main component of potatoes) breaks up into two glucose molecules when it is digested. So if your dog is diabetic or has trouble regulating it's blood sugar levels, potatoes are probably something that should be avoided. :shrug:

rainbow
November 11th, 2008, 02:05 PM
And, I forgot to mention that they can also aggravate arthritis in some dogs that have it. But grains can as well.....it just depends on the dog.

spottydog
November 11th, 2008, 11:57 PM
I feed my dog russet and sweet potatoes sometimes and he's perfectly fine. I have heard however that sweet potatoes are a lot better for dogs.