Posted : 2/1/2010 7:09:29 PM
Mine get both white and sweet potato skin - there is NO veggie that i peel other than turnip/rutabaga with the waxed skin.
However, I cut the potato up into relatively small hunks and then boil and then mash it up.
The BIG HUGE CAUTION -- you can **NOT** give them white potato that has green tinge to the skin.
But I've never peeled sweets -- my vet has encouraged me not to because most of the vitamins lie directly under the skin of most veggies.
If you scrub the sweets good and trim off the woody ends I see no problem with the skins. Honestly, most of the recipes that are crying about peeling them, are also feeding completely STUPID stuff like peanut butter which is well known NOT to be good for dogs (it's a tree nut and not digestible for them).
In a perfect world I'd use all organic stuff but I can't afford that. And *I* don't eat the organic stuff -- but I do wash everything carefully.
If you have any specific links yosu want me to look at holler. But just because you see a caution online about something don't take it as gospel.
I would NOT BAKE a sweet potato and then give them the skin. Then the skin is tough and not digestible. I'm talking about cutting/dicing it up so there are no big pieces of skin and then BOILING them - that makes them tender and just good bulk for the digestive system.