I hope this post helps someone frantically searching google for 'dog ate raw potato'. Monday afternoon I was digging some potatoes that volunteered in the garden. Incidentally I got 20lbs from 2 volunteer plants.
Tibby was watching me and at some point she decided to get a snack for herself. She ended up eating 3 small potatoes. I thought it was cute, so I took some pictures. Then I started to wonder......are raw potatoes safe for dogs to eat?
A quick search of google reveals that - no raw potatoes are not safe for dogs to eat. So I called the vet - yes, raw potatoes are safe for dogs to eat. If they don't chew them up properly it can cause problems, but otherwise it is fine. Who was right?
The vet was correct. Google was wrong. That evening Tibby had some stinky gas and then rushed outside twice to poop. After her 2 potato poops she was back to normal. But of course my worrying was not over, because Google told me over and over that signs of raw potato poisoning take 4 days to appear. So I waited.
Seven days later. She is fine.
She won't be getting any more raw potatoes, because it did cause some GI upset with the smelly gas.
But now I know raw potatoes are NOT poison.