Dogs and raw potato skins TOXIC

Dogs and raw potato skins TOXIC

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Timmay

United States

#1 Oct 25, 2008
Please tell everyone you know to make sure to NEVER let a dog have or get to raw potato skins, the have a toxin in them call SOLANINE which is very harmful and can be fatal to dogs. It affect their neurological system, we had no idea about this but right now our 2 yr old dog is fighting for his life and unfortunately the outcome is not looking real good. In a matter of 4 days he went from being a healthy spitfire to not having any mobility in both hind legs having a serious aggression problem along with some other issues. Had we have known about this maybe things could have been different (everyone knows about chocolate). PLEASE TELL EVERYONE YOU KNOW THAT OWNS OR MAY OWN A DOG, if we can help one family avoid this devistating situation that our family is facing right now .

RiderKatS

Since: Jul 08

Ford City, PA

#3 Oct 25, 2008
there are certain plants that have bad effects on dogs also.. My brothers dog dug up a Hydrangea bush and it lost the use of its legs and had neurological problems and had to be put down.

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RiderKatS

Since: Jul 08

Ford City, PA

#4 Oct 25, 2008
If a potato gets green patches on it, that contains solanine, which is very bad for both humans and dogs, though dogs seem to have a particularly bad reaction to it. Potato sprouts also have a good deal of solanine in it. You wouldn't eat them because they taste extremely foul, though dogs can be dumb that way. Solanine isn't cooked away; it's stable at the temperatures we cook potatoes at.

You'll want to cut away green patches on potatoes before you cook them just because it doesn't taste good, but there's not enough in there to do you any real harm, either, at least not in a single potato. You should certainly cut away any sprouts, too, for the same reason.

So... if your dog gets into a bunch of sprouted potatoes, and is dumb enough to eat them, things may not turn out well. And one baked potato isn't going to kill your dog; there's just not that much solanine in it. And since the solanine is only on the skin, a dog can safely eat peeled potatoes until it hurls.

In fact, many dog food manufacturers put potatoes in their dog foods as an inexpensive and tasty filler. Such things are perfectly safe because they start with peeled potatoes.

Since: Sep 08

ERIE, PA

#5 Oct 25, 2008
Oh wow, I am glad that you posted this. I didn't know about the potatoe thing. My dog got into a bad of potatoes a few weeks ago, and nibbled on them a little. Thank God she is ok. I am sorry to hear about your dog, and I truely hope that things work out ok! Thank you so much again both of you for that info.
Timmay

United States

#6 Oct 27, 2008
RiderKatS wrote:
If a potato gets green patches on it, that contains solanine, which is very bad for both humans and dogs, though dogs seem to have a particularly bad reaction to it. Potato sprouts also have a good deal of solanine in it. You wouldn't eat them because they taste extremely foul, though dogs can be dumb that way. Solanine isn't cooked away; it's stable at the temperatures we cook potatoes at.
You'll want to cut away green patches on potatoes before you cook them just because it doesn't taste good, but there's not enough in there to do you any real harm, either, at least not in a single potato. You should certainly cut away any sprouts, too, for the same reason.
So... if your dog gets into a bunch of sprouted potatoes, and is dumb enough to eat them, things may not turn out well. And one baked potato isn't going to kill your dog; there's just not that much solanine in it. And since the solanine is only on the skin, a dog can safely eat peeled potatoes until it hurls.
In fact, many dog food manufacturers put potatoes in their dog foods as an inexpensive and tasty filler. Such things are perfectly safe because they start with peeled potatoes.
Taking a little offense to your comment....the potatoe skin our dog got into had no noticable green nor did it have sprouts on it, it was a fresh bag of potatoes, as far as my dog or anyone elses dog being "dumb eneough" to eat them...any dog will eat "people food" and as much as they can before being caught if given the chance-i'm sure dog food doesn't taste to well either. Yes a human will get ill too but they also must eat 4 1/2 lbs of raw potato skins, my dog was only 16 lbs so as much as he could have eaten in about 5 min before he was caught surely did eneough damage that we had to put him down today because after 4 solid days of treatment he actually showed no signs of returning to normal and actually has been degressing.

My main reason for posting this was to make others aware of this possibility and hopefully another family will not have to go through such a devistating loss as our family has.

RiderKatS

Since: Jul 08

Ford City, PA

#7 Oct 27, 2008
Timmay wrote:
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Taking a little offense to your comment....the potatoe skin our dog got into had no noticable green nor did it have sprouts on it, it was a fresh bag of potatoes,.
Sorry about your dog and I had copied and pasted that information... I was not speaking ill of your dog and in all honesty I have 9 dogs here and they are a very big part of my life and I like dogs better than MOST people.
Again, sorry to hear that your dog had to be put down and hopefully others will hide their potatoes from their dogs. I keep mine on the back porch so mine can't get into them.
sue

Hobbs, NM

#8 Oct 27, 2008
Thanks for sharing this. I had no idea. I hope in time your hearts heal and in time you will open your heart to try owning another dog.
I lost 15 cats last month. I fed them Purina Indoor Formula. The next day they died. The Vet check showed no signs of antifreeze. Burnt insides though.
I'm not ready yet to get replacement pets. Still hurts. My condolences on the loss of your dog.

RiderKatS

Since: Jul 08

Ford City, PA

#9 Oct 27, 2008
WOW 15 cats in a month?? Did you write the company and see if there was something wrong with the food? Did they maybe get into roundup weed killer? SO sorry to hear about this.. hope you figure out what the problem is and good luck if you get more cats.
silly girl

Stow, OH

#10 Oct 28, 2008
You lost 15 cats in 1 day? What were you doing with 15 cats, especially indoors??? What makes you think it was the Purina Indoor Formula? Have you contacted the company? Was it the 1st time you'd fed them that brand? That seems to be a pretty serious allegation. Perhaps you should figure this whole thing out before you even consider "replacing" your pets.
sue wrote:
Thanks for sharing this. I had no idea. I hope in time your hearts heal and in time you will open your heart to try owning another dog.
I lost 15 cats last month. I fed them Purina Indoor Formula. The next day they died. The Vet check showed no signs of antifreeze. Burnt insides though.
I'm not ready yet to get replacement pets. Still hurts. My condolences on the loss of your dog.
Kathy

Chesham, UK

#11 Feb 10, 2009
Thank you for your information abo9ut your dog. My 2 year old has come over funny tonight. Not breathing properly, legs shaking and very sleepy. I was racking my brains to think what she had been in contCT with today that was unusual. I then remembered that she ate potatoepeelings out of the bin. Peelings from only 2 potatoes. She has just now been rushed to the emergency vets.
St Petersburg FL

Thonotosassa, FL

#12 Jul 3, 2009
I give my cocker potato skins from a microwaved potato several times and she has never been sick. I guess cooked is ok?
tracy

Prince George, Canada

#13 Mar 30, 2010
i give my dogs peels once in awhile,they sit and wait for them when i peel potatoes they love them and they have always been fine
Della

AOL

#14 May 6, 2010
I am so confused now. I read the rawhides are not good, so I switched to giving my agressive chewer Ridgback, raw sweet potatoes and raw mini red potatoes as well as apples and other raw vegetables. I haven't noticed any ill affect but he only gets a potatoes maybe twice a month. I guess the potatoes are out. Are apples and and other raw veggies ok ( I know that onions, raisens and grapes are a no no.)
Glen

Colorado Springs, CO

#15 May 22, 2010
I think my dog just died from eating a particular type of potato skin. I use to give her microwaved russet potato skins and she was fine. But I bought a different type of potato and she died. She threw up and seemed a little better but then she started breathing heavily and walking into walls and was very listless. I waited 3 hours to take her to the vet and now she is dead. This was a microwaved baked potato. My vet told it is OK to give a dog one potato skin and this was only a half of one but now she is dead and I think it was the skin and her old age. She was a big dog so this stuff must be very toxic. I am absolutely devastated by this. She was my life and I let her down in the end. I should have rushed her to the vet but in the past she got over similar sicknesses. I really made a very bad and fatal decision and now my best friend is dead. No one told me that potatoes skin were bad.
rebecca king

Hoboken, NJ

#16 May 2, 2011
I can't believe that potatoes would be dangerous to dogs. My friends seven year old boxer ate several sweet potatoes the next day my friend woke up to find the dog in a coma and had to put her down. It was a horrible shock, don;t give your dogs raw sweet potatoes. please be carefull.
rebecca king

Hoboken, NJ

#17 May 2, 2011
RiderKatS wrote:
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Sorry about your dog and I had copied and pasted that information... I was not speaking ill of your dog and in all honesty I have 9 dogs here and they are a very big part of my life and I like dogs better than MOST people.
Again, sorry to hear that your dog had to be put down and hopefully others will hide their potatoes from their dogs. I keep mine on the back porch so mine can't get into them.
I have eight boxers and love them more than people also they are my life I know how you feel. I just had a friend of mine lose her seven year old boxer who ate a bag of raw sweet potatoes and went into a coma and had to be put down it killed me horrible. RIP Ali.
mary

Kansas City, MO

#18 Nov 12, 2011
i let my dog eat raw potatoes when i peel for dinner they never hurt him i guss i have been lucky, now years ago my mom and i use to cook potato peels in the skillet and cook them in the grease from our meat and feed our dogs them in with their feed for years never had a problem, maybe it is what they put on their potatoes now. i am so glad to know they souldnt eat them i will never give my baby another one thank you
Michelle

Durban, South Africa

#19 Dec 2, 2011
My doberman is 10 years old and up till now he has eaten raw potatoe peals. He is fit and well, maybe he was lucky but from now on I definately wont feed him any potatoe peals anymore after reading all these comments.
mary

Kansas City, MO

#20 Dec 2, 2011
i have feed my dogs potato skins for years never had a problem we use to put them in with gravy for our out side hounds, but now i will think twice about it thanks for the info

Since: Jun 11

Hainesport, NJ

#21 Jan 3, 2012
Timmay wrote:
Please tell everyone you know to make sure to NEVER let a dog have or get to raw potato skins, the have a toxin in them call SOLANINE which is very harmful and can be fatal to dogs. It affect their neurological system, we had no idea about this but right now our 2 yr old dog is fighting for his life and unfortunately the outcome is not looking real good. In a matter of 4 days he went from being a healthy spitfire to not having any mobility in both hind legs having a serious aggression problem along with some other issues. Had we have known about this maybe things could have been different (everyone knows about chocolate). PLEASE TELL EVERYONE YOU KNOW THAT OWNS OR MAY OWN A DOG, if we can help one family avoid this devistating situation that our family is facing right now .
Oh My goodness my puppy ate a raw potato last night and wouldnt move or eat i was almost ready to take him to the vet but my husband said go to bed see how he is in the morning thank goodness i woke up and he acted normal he is our baby our dogs are our kids i am so sorry to hear about your dog i wish you all the best and will wish for a speedy recovery thank you again .

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