15 Surprising Facts About Dogs and Pork

Pork is a fantastic source of protein, essential for your dog's muscle development and overall health. 

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While cooked bones are a no-go, raw bones in pork can provide dental benefits and hours of chewing satisfaction for your pup. 

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Bones

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Moderation is key, but pork liver can offer essential nutrients like iron, zinc, and vitamins A and B. 

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Liver

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Plain, cooked pork is safest. Avoid seasonings like garlic and onion, which can be harmful to your furry friend. 

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Seasoning

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Be cautious with processed pork products due to their high sodium content, which can lead to health issues in dogs. 

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Sodium

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Some dogs may have sensitive stomachs, so introduce pork gradually to monitor any adverse reactions. 

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Digestive

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Opt for lean cuts to avoid excessive fat intake, which can lead to pancreatitis in dogs. 

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Cuts

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Treats are an excellent way to share pork with your dog without compromising their regular diet. 

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Treat

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Raw pork poses risks of parasites and bacteria, so always ensure pork is thoroughly cooked 

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Raw

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Like any other food, some dogs may be allergic to pork. Watch for signs of allergies such as itching, swelling, or digestive issues. 

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Allergies

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Keep portions small and appropriate for your dog's size to maintain a balanced diet. 

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Portion

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Pork can contribute to omega-6 fatty acids in a dog's diet, but balance is crucial. 

Fatty Acid

If your dog is a picky eater, the flavor of pork might be the key to getting them excited about mealtime. 

Picky Eater

Consider making your own pork treats to control ingredients and provide a special homemade touch. 

Homemade

Individual dogs have unique dietary needs. Consult with your vet to ensure pork aligns with your dog's health requirements. 

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