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Is pork bad for dogs?

Nov 27 2017


Often we hear that particular ingredients are bad for our pets but is this always true? Some ingredients such as onions or chocolate are toxic to our pooches and should not be fed, but where does the humble meat pork fall on the feed or not to feed list.

Pork is the term for meat from pig. Pork is a nutritious and highly palatable source of protein and when fed as part of a balanced and complete diet is a good ingredient to feed your dog. Pork is often considered to be a processed fat laden meat because of particular cuts such as sausages and bacon, but there are other cuts which offer less processed or less fatty alternatives. Providing an influx of pork in the form of table scraps may pose a problem and cause an upset tummy.

You should only feed your dog cooked pork as uncooked pork carries a greater risk of parasitic infection.


Why doesn’t James Wellbeloved offer a pork diet?

Pork is a commonly fed meat which appears near the top of vets’ lists of foods associated with allergic responses in dogs and cats, so James Wellbeloved excludes pork along with beef, soya, eggs, wheat and dairy products from its recipes and from our production facility due to the hypoallergenic nature of our diets.




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