Joined: Aug 2004
Originally Posted by Minihaha
I wouldn't give a dog bacon on a regular basis (raw or otherwise) , it has a high salt content.
For the same reason as salt alone.
Pork used to be a problem fed raw years back for a reason I can't remember, but with strict new guidleines having been brought in it is now no different to any other meat.
I feed my dogs raw meat and bones as part of their diet and have no problem with giving them pork. And because they receive no carbs in their diet they need the fat for energy so likewise I have no probs giving them any fat on the meat either.
The only reason the fat would be an issue for a kibble fed dog is that it is getting it's energy from the carbs in it's food and doesn't need extra. Then as a result of un used energy the dog could gain weight is all..If the dog is fine in weight, no problem.
But like mini said, the salt in bacon means that I don't chuck the rashers out for them. Though the odd one here or there, occassionaly, wouldn't hurt.