Just wondering something here. My 3 year old Lab, Breezy, gets on occasion some steak or chicken ( cooked, and plain---no sauce or seasoning) when we have that for dinner. Whenever we have pork chops my husband wants to give Breezy some and I always tell him No. For some reason I was under the impression that pork isn't good for dogs. Can anyone shed some light on this? ( The pork I am referring to would be cooked, as I have heard raw pork can bring on Trichinosis (?) ). Also, I am referring to pork CHOPS, not bacon or sausage, as I won't let Breezy eat those foods.
If anybody has any info on this, or a link, I would really appreciate it!
No reason why it would be harmful. A little bit of bacon or sausage is fine too. A lot of bacon is a lot of fat so that would be a bad idea - but small amounts are not a problem.
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I don't think it's harmful, raw or cooked. I think the days of trichinosis are past. Back in those days, you didn't even cook pork rare, but nowadays the meat standards are a bit better.
My mom just read something about pork & trichinosis that said that if pork has been frozen for a certain amount of time it kills off the trichinosis. And since most of the pork we get at the grocery store has been frozen, there is less chance of getting the bugs. Check it out further, but I've never heard of it being bad for dogs. Salmon yes... pork no.
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I feed small amounts of cooked left overs in p.m. meal all the time to my girls and that includes pork chops, pork hocks, porks ribs (no bones of course).
Pork is not bad for the dog, although they should not be fed cooked bones as they harden and may splinter and possibly cause problems for your dog.
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