- Not a substitute for professional veterinary help.
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 tinned or dry food
- As a snack or special treat
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 here and which spices and seasonings are ok to give to your furry little buddy here. We’ve got loads of articles about which foods are safe or dangerous for your dog, from common snacks to fruits. 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.