Yes! Turkey is a great protein boost for dogs, and helps them build strong muscles. Some vets warn against raw turkey because of the risk of salmonella or other bacterial contamination. For that reason, cooked turkey is safer. A dog’s stomach acid is much more acidic than a human’s, providing greater protection against bacteria. However, cooked bones can splinter and cause internal damage. All bones should be removed before you feed cooked turkey to your pet.
Dogs can enjoy eating cooked, deboned turkey:
- As an ingredient in canned or dry food
- As a snack or special treat
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