Yes. Chicken is a great protein boost for dogs, and it’s exactly the sort of food your dog would be eating in the wild. Some vets warn against raw chicken because of the risk of salmonella or other bacterial contamination. For that reason, cooked chicken is safer. But a dog’s stomach acid is much more acidic than a human’s, providing greater protection against bacteria.
Your dog will enjoy chicken raw or cooked:
- Served along with a smaller serving of your dog’s usual food
- On its own as a treat
- Mixed with a healthy grain (such as brown rice) and a vegetable (such as green beans) for homemade dog food
For More Information
We have a wide-ranging collection of articles about foods that are healthy or dangerous for dogs to eat, including various meats, dairy products, and fruits. You might also be interested in reading: “Can My Dog Eat Raw Chicken?” or “Can My Dog Eat Cooked Chicken?” or “Can My Dog Eat Chicken Bones?“
The information provided in this article is not a substitute for professional veterinary help.