Can Dogs Eat Ham? - What You Can't Feed Your Dog These Holidays
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Dogs love to know what we're eating, they especially like it if we share the food with them. However, before we do this we need to know what food is toxic to dogs.
In this AnimalWised article we're going to talk about if dogs can eat ham. We'll also talk about different types of hams and which ones are safe for dogs to eat. Keep reading to learn more!
Can dogs eat ham?
No, dogs shouldn't eat ham. Ham is high in sodium and fat which is harmful to dogs, it also doesn't provide your dog with important nutritional values. This is why it's best to avoid giving any type of ham to your dog. Instead, opt for a healthier meat, such as chicken, lean ground beef or turkey. However, if your dog has had a bite of ham it shouldn't harm them.
To learn more, watch our video below about human foods that are toxic to dogs.
What meats can dogs eat?
Dogs can eat the following meats:
- Lean ground beef
- Chuck steak
However, you need to make sure that the meat is thoroughly cooked, all skin and bones are removed and that they do not have any spices.
This is why it's best to avoid giving your dog meat from your own plate and simply cook some meat for them separately without any spices, onions or other toxic food for dogs. We also recommend you feed them with moderation to avoid any digestive issues or issues such as vomiting and diarrhea.
Holiday human foods dogs can have
Here is a list of holiday human foods your dog can eat these holidays:
- Green beans
- White potatoes
- Sweet potatoes
- Rice or pasta (with moderation)
With that being said, you will need to take certain things into account before feeding them these foods. For example, if you want to feed turkey to your dog, you will need to make sure it doesn't have spices, all skin and bones are removed from the meat and that the meat is thoroughly cooked. Here are some other precautions you should take into account:
- Treat in moderation
- Cook thoroughly
- Remove skin and bones from meat
- Avoid processed foods
- Avoid sugar and spices
Learn more about cooking homemade meals for your dog in our article about the benefits of homemade dog food. There, you will be able to learn more about the nutrition dogs need and how to cook safe, delicious and nutritionally-balanced meals for your dog.
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- Carlson and Giffin. (2002). Practical manual of canine veterinary medicine . Madrid. Editorial el Drac.