The last two blogs covered the fruits and vegetables that dogs can and cannot eat. This one will continue with the meat foods your dog can or cannot be advised to eat.
Meat that could be given to you dog:
- Fish: Fish without bones is a very good source of protein for dogs.
- Beef: Beef is good for your dog's teeth and bones.
- Pork: Pork has a high fat content and can be fed to dogs as appropriate.
- Rabbit: Rabbit meat is very rich in dietary fiber and protein. However, it should be fed in rations for dogs with a weak stomach.
- Chicken breast: Chicken breasts are a very good meat for dogs. It is very nutritious and easily absorbed.
- Duck: Duck is a very good meat for dogs.
Meats not recommended for dogs:
Liver: overfeeding your dog animal liver can lead to incomplete metabolism and poisoning.
Seafood: overfeeding seafood (prawns, crabs, shellfish etc.) is likely to cause allergies in dogs.
Sharp bones: Never feed your dog sharp bones as this is likely to cause serious damage to the oesophagus and intestines.
Raw eggs: raw eggs can be full of bacteria if not handled properly and can easily pose a health risk to your dog.
Raw meat: raw meat can easily contain salmonella and bacillus if not handled properly.
Nutmeg: Please do not feed nutmeg to your dog as it can lead to chrysanthemum, heart attacks and death.
Can dogs eat raw meat? The answer is yes, but it is not recommended. If your dog has been on a raw meat diet then this is fine, you just need to ensure that the ingredients are fresh and clean. Raw meat can easily spoil and produce bacteria if it is not handled properly, which can affect your dog's health.