Maybe. Ham isn’t dangerous for dogs, but it doesn’t offer optimum nutritional value for them, either. It’s high in fat and sodium, which can be harmful to dogs in large quantities, but a few bites of ham as a rare treat shouldn’t harm your dog.
Keep in mind that some dogs are sensitive to fatty foods. If your dog vomits after eating ham, call your vet immediately and avoid ham in the future.
Do not give your dog ham bones. When cooked, they soften and splinter easily when dogs chew on them. The splinters can cause the dog to choke or tear their mouth, throat or intestines or create blockages in their intestines. Raw ham bones can contain salmonella and other bacteria harmful to dogs. If your dog eats a ham bone and has signs of constipation or appears ill, immediately call your vet.
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