- Not a substitute for professional veterinary help.
Maybe. Ham isn’t dangerous for dogs, but it doesn’t offer optimum nutritional value for them, either. It’s high in fat and sodium, which can be harmful to dogs in large quantities, but a few bites of ham as a rare treat shouldn’t harm your dog.
Keep in mind that some dogs are sensitive to fatty foods. If your dog vomits after eating ham, call your vet immediately and avoid ham in the future.
Do not give your dog ham bones. When cooked, they soften and splinter easily when dogs chew on them. The splinters can cause the dog to choke or tear their mouth, throat or intestines or create blockages in their intestines. Raw ham bones can contain salmonella and other bacteria harmful to dogs. If your dog eats a ham bone and has signs of constipation or appears ill, immediately call your vet.
What Else Can Your Dog Eat?
We offer a collection of articles on foods that are safe, dangerous or even toxic for dogs to eat, including vegetables, dairy, bread, and junk food. There is a wide variety of “human food” that is healthy for your dog to eat, while others are considered toxic and dangerous. Check out which fruits and veg are good for your dog and which spices and seasonings are ok to give to your furry little buddy. We’ve created these articles to ensure you’re informed on feeding your dog a wonderfully varied diet while learning the limitations of a dog’s sensitive digestive system. You might also be interested in Can My Dog Eat Cooked Pork?