Can dogs eat Bacon?

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Risks

health-risks
  • Bacon is high in fat and sodium. Excessive bacon consumption can cause obesity, pancreatitis, bloat, and heart disease in dogs.
  • Processed meats such as bacon contain carcinogens known to cause cancer.
  • Feeding raw bacon to dogs is not recommended; it puts dogs at risk of parasitic infection and trichinosis.
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Servings

serving-suggestions
  • Cooked bacon is generally safe for dogs to eat if given as an occasional treat and in small quantities. Bacon is not recommended to be given as part of a dog's regular diet.
  • Choose low-salt, uncured bacon. Cook the bacon by grilling or baking. Drain the bacon grease before serving.

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