Maybe. Pork that is thoroughly cooked without any seasonings or additives is safe for your dog and is high in protein. However, ground pork can be processed and packaged with some seasonings that are toxic to dogs including onion and garlic powder. In addition, undercooked pork puts your dog at risk for trichinosis, a parasite infection that leads to gastrointestinal illness. Pork is also a rich meat and may cause indigestion.
Symptoms to Watch For
If your dog eats undercooked ground pork, watch for these symptoms:
- Upset stomach
- Muscle inflammation
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The information provided in this article is not a substitute for professional veterinary help.