Can I give my dog cooked bacon? Should Dogs Eat Bacon? As with any food, it’s all about moderation. Giving your dog small amounts of cooked bacon infrequently should not cause harm, but there are much healthier human food alternatives. Just because a food isn’t acutely toxic to a dog, doesn’t mean they should indulge in it.
What happens if your dog eats bacon? The excess salt content in bacon is potentially poisonous to dogs. Dogs that eat too much food with high levels of salt content are put at risk for getting salt poisoning, also known as sodium ion poisoning. The Pet Poison Helpline lists the following signs of salt poisoning: Vomiting.
How much bacon is OK for dogs? Jenna says that if you are going to feed bacon to your dog, a reasonable serving size for a treat would be as follows. “For a small dog a ¼ strip is fine and a ½ strip is reasonable for a larger dog,” she advises.
Why do dogs like bacon so much? Most dogs love the smell, texture, and salty flavor of bacon. Remember though, just because dogs can eat bacon doesn’t mean they should. Bacon is a fatty food with high sodium (salt) content that can cause health problems in some dogs.