Maybe. There are some reported benefits of feeding your dog raw meat including high energy, fresh breath, and healthier teeth, skin, and hair. However, feeding your dog raw meat puts your dog at risk for bacterial contamination including salmonella or E. coli. These bacterias often lead to gastrointestinal illness. Raw meat is not recommended for puppies, dogs with liver or kidney failure, or dogs with cancer.
Symptoms to Watch For
Food poisoning is a risk for dogs that eat contaminated raw meat. Symptoms may include:
- High fever
- Loss of appetite
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The information provided in this article is not a substitute for professional veterinary help.