Are yams good for dogs?
Yes, your dog can eat yams—just remember to cook them first. By boiling or cooking these starchy root vegetables, you rid them of certain tannins and compounds that could prove toxic to your dog. While raw yams might not be good for your dog, cooked yams are an excellent whole food for your furry friend.
Can dogs eat canned yams?
While yams are commonly available canned, they are not a good option for dogs. Canned yams contain preservatives and sugar, both of which are unhealthy for your dog, particularly in large quantities. And forget sharing your leftover holiday yams with your dog.
Are canned yams really yams?
Yes, all so-called “yams” are in fact sweetpotatoes. Most people think that long, red-skinned sweetpotatoes are yams, but they really are just one of many varieties of sweetpotatoes.