Can dogs eat Chicken?

can dogs eat chickenYes

Benefits

health-benefits
  • Chicken is one of the most common protein-rich foods fed to dogs.
  • Chicken is affordable and contains many essential nutrients that dogs need.
  • Chicken and boiled white rice make a great easy digestive combination for dogs with an upset stomach.

Risks

health-risks
  • Raw chicken might carry salmonella bacteria. Dogs are mostly resistant to salmonella. However, a dog with a weak immune system or existing digestive issues could be more susceptible to the infection.
  • Cooked chicken bones can break and splinter easily; they are a big health hazard for dogs.
  • Some dogs are allergic to chicken; symptoms include skin itchiness, baldness, hives, chronic ear infections, diarrhea, and chronic flatulence.
health-risks-dog

Servings

serving-suggestions
  • Source the chicken from a reliable supplier.
  • Give your dog free-range or organic chicken if possible.
  • Many raw feeders feed their dogs whole raw chicken carcasses regularly.
  • If you are worried about salmonella infection, observe proper food safety practices when preparing chicken. Make sure to cook it thoroughly.
  • Always remove the bones when feeding your dog cooked chicken.

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