No. Raw or under-cooked pork could make your dog very ill. Chief among the risks is trichinosis. Trichinosis is a disease that involves a parasitic worm entering the body through the gastrointestinal system and then moving into the muscles.
While not life-threatening, trichinosis should be treated right away to prevent more worms from developing in the muscles.
Symptoms to Look For
- Inflammation of the muscles
- Muscle pain and stiffness
If your dog shows any of these signs after eating raw pork, immediately schedule an appointment with your vet.
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The information provided in this article is not a substitute for professional veterinary help.