Can dogs eat pork?

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Meat is an essential part of any healthy dog’s diet. But not all protein is created equal, and not all meat is right for dogs.

Is it safe to feed dogs pork?

The simple answer is yes. When prepared properly, Pork is a great snack for your dog. If you want to feed your dog pork, cook it as plain as possible, and leave off all the oil and rubs. While delicious, those oils and rubs can upset your dog’s stomach, and particular seasonings like onion powder, garlic powder, and nutmeg are toxic to your dog. So next time you want to feed your dog pork, skip the table scraps and cook up a little something extra (plain) for your pup.

Can dogs eat pork bones?

Don’t hand over that bone so fast. As much as dogs love bones, pork bones are not safe for dogs to chew on. Your dog might swallow the whole bone or the smaller pieces that break off, which can hurt your dog and its digestive system.

Can dogs eat raw pork?

Your dog should never eat raw meat. Raw meat can transmit diseases like Trichinosis, E. coli, and Salmonella. Though dogs evolved from raw meat-eaters, your domesticated pooch should not eat raw meat, turkey included. 

Can dogs eat pork rinds?

No, you should never feed your dog pork rinds. It is true that pork rinds are high in protein, but they also have a ton of fat and sodium.

Tyler Kupcho
Author: Tyler Kupcho

Animal lover, proud husky parent. Writing Intern at DogFriendly.com

Tyler Kupcho
Author: Tyler Kupcho

Animal lover, proud husky parent. Writing Intern at DogFriendly.com

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