- Ham is cured by brining or dry salting. It's high in fat and salt content, which is unhealthy for dogs. Excessive consumption can lead to obesity, renal problems, and pancreatitis.
- Store-bought ham may contain nitrates that can be toxic to dogs in high doses.
- Ham may contain garlic and onion, which can be toxic to dogs when consumed frequently in high amounts.
- Hambones should not be given to dogs as they can splinter and damage their mouth and intestines, causing stomach obstruction.