Maybe. While cooked turkey is a lean and healthy protein for your dog, raw turkey can put your dog at risk of bacterial contamination such as salmonella. This bacteria often leads to gastrointestinal illness. A prolonged diet of raw meat can also lead to an unbalanced diet. Raw meat is not recommended for puppies, dogs with liver or kidney failure, or dogs with cancer.
Symptoms to Watch For
Salmonella food poisoning is a risk for dogs that eat contaminated raw turkey. 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.