Can Dogs Eat Rotisserie Chicken

A dog owner is facing something of a predicament after his pet pooch developed a taste for the finer things in life.

Dogs, much like humans, are individuals and nowhere is this truer than when it comes to their diet. What might work for a friends canine companion wont necessarily serve as the best solution for your four-legged friend.

One doggie diet that should probably be avoided, for purely economic reasons, was recently showcased in a hilarious Twitter thread shared by RVAReid which has been retweeted over 6,700 times and liked by more than 120,000 users.

Evidently a devoted and dotting dog owner, RVAReid or Reid for short, has got himself in something of a jam after his dog Chaka developed a unique eating habit that, in the words of her owner, has turned her into a “diva.”Internet In Stitches as Dog Mouths Meatballs Outside Subway in Viral ClipRead more

“My dogs turning into a diva,” Reid wrote on Twitter. “I gave her rotisserie chicken twice as a treat and now she wont eat unless its rotisserie chicken.”

“She really will sniff her food and look disgusted if it isnt rotisserie chicken,” he continued. “So now Im constantly buying rotisserie chicken.”

By way of proof, Reid shared a clip of Chaka sniffing at a bowl of ordinary dog food before looking up forlornly at Reid. Hes tried any number of tactics to try and get her back on her normal dry food, but so far nothing has worked.

“I bought some turkey bone broth… Mixed it with the dry food and even added some wet food,” he wrote in one update. “Chaka still wasnt feeling it. So I just gave her some chicken.”

The tweets prompted a glut of responses. Some came from fellow dog owners expressing sympathy and solidarity.

Karina Lizeth recalled how she once “mistakenly” fed her dog hard boiled eggs “as a treat and he started to refuse his food” as a result. She ended up switching to a different brand of dog food.

Brent Whitfield, meanwhile, commented: “My sister started giving her dog home cooked meals, similar to what she cooked for her family with less seasoning, as a treat. Homeboy really would cry when he had to eat regular dog food like he was genuinely sad.”

Shutuptrace recalled how her mom now has to set a space for her dog at the dinner table with the rest of the family. “Hell scream if hes on the floor but will stay quiet and polite at the table,” she said. “After everyone leaves the table, hell go eat his kibble.”

NatRemedieCoach recalled how his great dane akita “got sick one time” so they fed him “chicken breasts, rice, sweet potatoes and green beans.”

“Honey, once he had that it was a wrap. Had to feed him like that for 13 dang years…… probably why he lived so long,” he added.

Deadbeat_gf urged Reid to stand up to Chaka. “My dog has tried this. You gotta let them starve for a bit to assert dominance,” they said. “At feeding time put the food out and let it sit for an hour or so, then put it back in the bag. After maybe a day and a half shes gonna break.”

LAJJenn, meanwhile, urged the dog owner to take action against his canines chicken addiction. “We found out how terribly dangerous rotisserie chicken is about two months ago and had to switch to dry food,” she wrote. “Its filled with salt and not nutritious or balanced, so bad for them but they love it so much.”

The American Kennel Club says unseasoned cooked chicken is safe for dogs to consume whether as part of a regular meal or as a treat. They recommend mixing it with a healthy grain and a vegetable like string beans as part of a well balanced dinner.

The AKC does note that some dogs are allergic to chicken, which ranks among the top 10 allergy inducing ingredients for dogs. It is also crucial that all cooked chicken is taken off the bone as cooked chicken bones can splinter easily resulting in choking or gastrointestinal tract punctures.

Back in November 2021, a labrador found itself firmly in their owners bad books after taking a huge bite out of the familys Thanksgiving turkey while it was defrosting overnight.

A golden retriever also earned a telling off after being caught on camera trying to steal food. The dogs reaction was hilarious.

The short answer to this question is yes. Dogs can eat rotisserie chicken. Some pet owners even feed rotisserie chicken to their dogs every day! Dogs love chicken, and one that’s cooked over an open flame is sure to make them happy as can be.

Can dogs eat rotisserie chicken skin?

The trouble with chicken skin is that it has a very high fat content.

In fact it is 40% fat and a 100 g serving contains 450 calories and 20 g of protein.

A food with such a high fat content and little else nutrition wise isn’t good for your dog.

Another drawback of the skin on rotisserie chicken is that it might be burnt.

Although there was a scare a few years ago about humans eating burnt foods- it is thought that there was a link to cancer.

This has now been ruled out.

But burnt food is harder to digest and combined with the high fat content of rotisserie chicken skin, I would take it off before feeding it to your dog.

Phew! Having dealt with the skin, let’s move on to the bones.

Can dogs eat rotisserie chicken bones?

Were you hoping to just throw a whole rotisserie chicken to your dog, skin, bones and all and let them eat the whole lot?

I’m sorry to shatter your illusions- first about the skin and now about the bones.

The whole issue of whether or not dogs should eat animal bones is very contentious.

But I think that something that is fairly certain is that cooked animal bones are more dangerous to dogs than raw bones.

In roasting a chicken, the bones become harder and more brittle.

When a dog bites into a cooked chicken bone, the bone is far more likely to break into a piece with very sharp ends, which makes it harder and more dangerous to swallow.

Coupled with the fact that some of the bones within a chicken are small enough to become choking hazards in their own right because a dog might just swallow them whole.

And so my advice is that, just as you need to take the skin off a rotisserie chicken before feeding it to your dog, you should also strip the flesh away from the bones.

Rotisserie chicken vs roast chicken vs boiled chicken

In the table below is some simple nutrition data showing the differences between rotisserie roast and boiled chicken.

100 g serving Rotisserie Roast Boiled
Calories 164 165 165
Protein 27 g 25 g 26g
Fat 6.4 g 6.5 g 3 g
Sodium 345 mg 161 mg 64 mg

Now some of this surprises me.

That the main nutrition within these different types of chicken is so similar.

If your main concern is calories, they are all almost identical.

The biggest difference is with the fat content and the sodium content.

Rotisserie chicken has double the amount of sodium than roasted chicken, which is probably due to the salt that is used in the brine that we discussed earlier.

In turn, roasted chicken has well over two times the amount of sodium than boiled chicken.

Rotisserie and roast chicken have the same level of fat but boiled chicken has about half the fat content.

Having looked at the overall nutrition of different types of cooked chicken, it is now time to turn our focus to different parts of rotisserie chicken.


Can I feed Costco rotisserie chicken to my dog?

That’s a question that many dog owners may be wondering. The answer is yes, it is safe for dogs to eat Costco rotisserie chicken.

What should I do if my dog ate a rotisserie chicken?

Check your dog’s stool daily to see if you can see the bone fragments passing through. If you do not see them within 72 hours after ingestion (or whatever time frame is recommended by your veterinarian), it’s a good idea to visit the vet to make sure the bones aren’t stuck in your dog’s intestine, esophagus or throat.

Can dogs eat rotisserie chicken breast?

In short, yes, dogs can eat rotisserie chicken! However, the chicken should be cooked without using any seasoning or spices. The skin and bones should also be removed before feeding your dog. Otherwise, a rotisserie chicken can be a healthy lean protein source to supplement a dog’s diet.

Is Roasted chicken healthy for dogs?

Considering how many dog foods contain chicken as an ingredient, it’s a safe bet that you can feed your dog chicken. In fact, it’s a good source of protein, and cooked chicken can even be substituted for or added to his regular meal.