Do you have a dog at home who loves chicken?
It might seem like a good idea to give your dog some of the chicken dinners you’re preparing for yourself, especially if it’s a raw chicken drumstick.
But even though dogs love meat and many people think raw meat is better for them than cooked meat, there are some very good reasons why you should never feed them raw chicken.
In this article, we’ll explain the problems with feeding dogs raw chicken, including the risk of salmonella poisoning and anemia.
We’ll also look at why veterinarians don’t recommend home-cooked alternatives to commercial dog food that include raw chicken.
Is raw chicken drumstick safe for dogs to eat?
You may have been tempted to share a raw chicken drumstick with your pup, but we’re going to need you not to do that.
- Raw chicken can contain harmful bacteria, which can make your dog sick or even kill him. Even if the meat is cooked all the way through, it still might not be safe if there are already harmful bacteria on it when you buy it.
- Chicken bones can splinter and cause injuries in dogs’ mouths and throats as they chew them, so they should never be given raw chicken bones (or any kind of bone).
Will it contain bacteria that can harm your dog?
Raw chicken has the potential to contain bacteria such as Salmonella, Campylobacter, and Listeria.
These can be harmful to dogs, especially if they’re undercooked. Raw chicken may also contain E. coli which is a bacterium that causes diarrhea in dogs.
Staphylococcus is a more serious bacterial infection and you should contact your vet if you see any signs of it (such as severe vomiting or diarrhea).
Can dogs eat cooked chicken drumstick?
If you’re like me, you’ve probably wondered: Can dogs eat cooked chicken drumsticks?
The answer is yes, but not without some caveats.
First of all, cooked chicken drumsticks are fine for your dog to eat—as long as the drumstick is white meat and not dark meat.
Dark meat has more fat than white meat and therefore contains more calories per ounce than its lighter counterpart.
In addition to this difference in nutrition content between the two types of poultry products, there’s also a difference in safety due to cooking methods used in preparation processes (more on that later).
So if your dog eats raw chicken drumsticks and they seem fine afterward, then go ahead and let him munch on some cooked ones too!
Just make sure they’re safe for canine consumption before giving them to your pet by following these guidelines:
Raw chicken drumsticks are not a good snack for dogs
While it’s true your pup can eat raw chicken drumsticks, they shouldn’t.
Raw chicken contains bacteria that can make dogs sick, and the raw meat itself could cause diarrhea and vomiting in your pet.
The bacteria is especially dangerous for young puppies and senior dogs, who are more likely to get sick from eating it.
It’s also important to consider where you’ve gotten the drumsticks from (the grocery store or farmer’s market), especially if you plan on feeding them to your dog regularly.
If the drumsticks have been sitting out for a while—that is, outside of a refrigerator—they may be contaminated with harmful pathogens that can cause sickness in both humans and canines alike.
It’s best not to assume that there are no problems with any food item just because it was sold in a store; always check expiration labels first before feeding any treats or snacks as part of their daily diet!
The next time you have a raw chicken drumstick in your hand, ask yourself this: Raw chicken bones can be dangerous for dogs, but cooked ones aren’t.
So why would we give our little canine friends an uncooked piece of meat?
We all know that dogs love to chew on things and if they eat something they shouldn’t then it could cause internal bleeding or even death.
Sure, some people may think it’s funny when Fluffy swallows a raw chicken leg whole but those who care about their dog’s safety and wellbeing will only feed them food made specifically designed with their needs in mind
! That being said- don’t let your dog gnaw on the bone either.