Can I Feed Pork To My Dog?

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Chetan Agrawal Profile
Chetan Agrawal answered
While it is true there are some foods you should never feed your dog, pork for the most part is as safe as chicken, beef, or just about any other meat product on the market. Any meat you feed your dog should be cooked as dogs face the same risks as humans in eating undercooked meats.

If you do choose to feed your dog off the table as many people do, there are a few risks you need to be aware of. If you feed your dog pork there is a small chance of the dog being infected with trichinosis. Trichinosis is a food borne disease that is caused an an intestinal roundworm and both you and your dog can be infected by eating undercooked pork. The result of eating pork infected with trichinosis is pain and muscle soreness, some swelling of the upper eyelids can also result, and it can also lead to much more severe symptoms.

If you decide to give your dog a treat and feed him or her some pork it is important to take all necessary precautions. Any pork that is to be fed to your dog should remain frozen for at least three weeks to make sure any trichinosis is killed. Make sure that pork and any meats you feed to your dog are properly cooked and avoid feeding your dog any meat from wild animals.

Take care of your dog and watch what you feed it to ensure that your best friend will stay healthy and be around for many years of faithful service to you and your family. Common sense will go a long way in this regard. The best thing you can do to keep your dog healthy is to feed him high-end food that is made especially for him and to limit table scraps to a minimum.
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Dogs pretty much have a high tolerance to anything they eat. You can feed it to the dog, but don't give it the bone, as it can splinter if it's a large dog doing the chewing. If it's a small dog, it can chew on the bone.
If it's the first time for the dog to eat this, then keep your fingers out of the way unless it's a very gentle one. There may be a little diarrhea from the meal, but it won't happen every time it eats it, unless you give it a large amount of pork.
While it isn't generally a recommended thing, to constantly feed the dog human food, it serves as a nice "treat" for them once in a while. Hope this helps, good luck.
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It can occasionally but really shouldn't. Human food messes with a dog's digestive system. I'd stick with dog food and doggy treats.
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NO Do NOT give your dog Pork! It made my dog REALLY sick. Days of vomiting and diarrhea. It really messes with the gastric tract.

ALSO.. NO RAISINS, GRAPES, CHOCOLATE, ONIONS, GA RIC, or SALT.

Trust me.. Live and Learn!
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From my understanding, pork is not one of the better foods for dogs
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It depends what kind of pork you are eating and what do want to give the dog the bone is a small dog or a big dog?
thanked the writer.
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you are not meant to feed dogs pork as it will attract worms
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well maybe we better call dof food makers because they need to know that being that 1/2 of most dog food is maid of animal biproducts leftovers like pigsfeet,beef hoof,chicken feet you can look it up if you want we have always given our dogs chop bones as a treat all sled dogs eat it for the pro.
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You can give a dog any meat just as long there is no small bones the only thing you can't give a dog is chocolate
Dottie Worthsmith Profile
You could feed it pork but you shouldn't get it too used to human food, because then it won't eat dog food again. Oh and don't give it the bones.
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Yeah, pork isn't healthy for them I guess their body doesn't respond to it properly. I just guess it's not that healthy for them.
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I heard that it will mis-distribute their muscle. Like yogurt looking muscle or fatty sections that don't belong. What say you?

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