Yes! Plain hamburger meat, without added salt or spices, is a healthy source of protein for your dog. Cooked hamburger carries a lower risk of food-borne illness, but dogs’ strong stomach acid kills most bacteria. Be sure that there is no onion or garlic cooked into the meat, as both can be fatal to dogs. If you’re feeding your pet your leftovers, remove all condiments and extras so that your pet gets the protein boost without unnecessary sugars.
Dogs can enjoy hamburger:
- In, or added to, their dog food
- As a snack
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