What happens if dogs eat raw chicken?
It depends on the dog. Most of the time, nothing really happens. Dogs have stronger stomachs than we do, which can easily deal with the bacteria and other nasties that you’d expect from raw chicken. Their digestive tracts are shorter than ours, which means that the usual bugs that we get don’t have a lot of time to settle in. Getty
But it’s important to note that not ALL dogs can eat chicken. Some dogs (especially the smaller breeds) are actually allergic to poultry. Other dogs can also get sick from a sudden introduction of raw chicken or meat to their diet, so it’s always best to consult with your vet if you’re thinking of changing your dog’s diet.
How do I cook chicken for my puppy?
Here’s an easy step-by-step process for you to whip up a dish that your pup will love: Place chicken breasts in a medium-size pot with water. Cover the pot and bring the water to boil. Boil the chicken for 12 minutes over high heat or until completely cooked.
Common FAQ When Feeding Puppies Raw Meat:
Raw feeding older puppies is easy, simply feed them in the same way as adult dogs (5:1:1) but with a little more fat. That is 5 parts mince types with some bone (10-12%) in it, 1 part fresh organ additions (liver, heart, kidney, spleen) and 1 part veg (for more on how to make raw dog food follow the link). You can use literally any meat (chicken, turkey, fish, pork, duck, beef, lamb) though for younger pups make sure you use slightly fattier cuts. They need the oomf. Ideally buy minces with a little bone in there already (or feed meat on the bone). If using boneless meats make sure they have good access to meaty bones, they need the calcium. When feeding puppies I tend to add a good pinch of cheap fatty beef mince to the “normal” dog mix. You can pick up cheap beef mince from your local butchers or try the half-priced aisle of Supervalu or Tescos, there’s always bargains to be had. Perhaps a raw egg now and again (puppy building rocket fuel) and some cod liver oil. Easy as that. Vary it up each time you make your mix, use different meats, different organs etc.