Can dogs eat Venison?

can dogs eat venisonYes


  • Venison or deer meat is a good source of essential nutrients such as lean protein, B vitamins, iron, phosphorus, and zinc. It supports healthy energy levels.
  • Venison is a healthy source of good fat, this game meat has an optimum ratio of Omega-3 to Omega-6 fatty acids.
  • Venison is great for dogs that are allergic to other protein sources like beef and chicken.


  • Raw venison meat can harbor bacteria that are harmful to dogs.


  • Many raw feeders feed venison to their dogs as part of their raw diet. If you are worried about any potential bacteria that the meat might carry, cooking the meat will reduce the risk.
  • Raw venison bone is a great chew treat for dogs; however, never give cooked bones to your dog.

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