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Can dogs eat pork?


Asked by Member 794897 on Jan 20th 2009 in Homemade Food
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Dillon

Yep, no reason why not. Just be sure you never feed cooked bones (this includes the cooked and/or smoked bones you can buy at pet stores). Raw bones are always ok.
If the pork is table scraps, do be careful. Lots of seasonings can make your dog sick. If it's already seasoned, you can scrape the top layer off with a knife to salvage the meat for the dog.


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Gray Dawn Treader

Sure. My dog loves it. I feed him the raw diet and one of the meats I feed the most is pork.


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Zackintosh CJ

Yes, raw pork is one of the best foods for your dog.
Just be sure to freeze it for at least a week to kill all the diseases it might have.
Some dogs prefer pork to chicken or beef.


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Miss Buddie

Yes. Just be careful if it's got seasonings. Garlic or onions are especially bad.


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Aries Tek-E-Nink MURPHY's Law

Pork in itself is as harmless to dogs as chicken, beef or any other meat. However, there is a slight risk of your dog being infected with trichinosis by eating pork. Trichinosis, also known as trichinellosis, is a worldwide, food borne disease caused by an intestinal roundworm, uncommon in the United States. Both humans and pets who eat raw or undercooked meat of infected animals can develop the disease. Undercooked or raw meat of infected animals contains the roundworm. The disease can lead to muscle soreness and pain together with swelling of the upper eyelids in mild cases but can lead to more severe symptoms.

If you would like to feed pork but want to take all necessary precautions, it is recommended that the pork be frozen for 3 weeks to kill the parasite. The most important precaution is to make sure that all fresh pork and pork products are properly cooked. Other raw and undercooked meat should also be avoided, especially meat from wild animals


Aries Tek-E-Nink MURPHY's Law answered on 1/22/09. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer