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Is ham ok for dogs

Is ham ok for dogs

Is ham ok for dogs? And, does it taste better than regular beef?

I recently asked a veterinary nutritionist at the AVMA if he ever gets questions about whether to feed dogs ham, and he sd, “Of course!” And, when I asked him what he feeds his dogs, he told me that he feeds his dogs “regular dog food.” I guess that’s probably what I should be feeding mine, too, then!

It’s an easy question to answer: yes. Ham is safe for dogs! And, when properly cooked, it tastes delicious. I just didn’t realize how many people didn’t know this until I just looked at my Facebook news feed, and people were posting pics of their dogs enjoying their Christmas ham. So, what better time to share this news with you, dog-lovers? Ham is safe for dogs and just as good for them as it is for people.

How Do I Feed My Dog Ham?

One of the easiest ways to feed your dog ham is to just slice it up for your dog. Put the ham in a bowl, and put the bowl on a high table or other easy-to-reach spot. Your dog should be able to get at it frly easily. If you want to offer them a different piece or two from the ham, then place those pieces of ham at an easy-to-reach place in the kitchen or dining area.

You may be wondering, “Can I use raw ham?” Sure, you can. But, keep in mind that you should never put raw meat in your dogs’ mouths, even if they’re eating a different piece of meat from the same cut. It just isn’t healthy. That being sd, your dog is perfectly capable of processing cooked meat if that’s what you’re offering them.

Should I Give My Dog Ham at Breakfast or Dinner?

If you have a good relationship with your dog, then you’re probably not going to share your ham with them at dinner. There is no need to worry about that. Your dog should be able to enjoy this treat at any meal time.

How Long Can I Keep This For My Dog?

Dogs can eat ham for three weeks. The longer that you can keep it for, the better. After three weeks, then you can take it to the trash can and dispose of it.

So, there you have it. Ham is safe to give your dog, and your dog should enjoy it. Give your dog ham at the holidays and give them some peace of mind that it’s safe for them to eat. If you’ve had any trouble finding out if ham is safe for your dog, or if you’ve been worried about giving ham to your dog, then please let us know!

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Please note: Neither veterinarians nor staff at The Bark, LLC are licensed veterinary professionals. We are thrilled to help you with your pet care questions, but can't give medical advice. There are hundreds of books, websites, and articles about health and nutrition—and if you need personalized recommendations, then we're here to help. Please do your own research.


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