Can a dog eat raw chicken?
Chicken is a great source of protein for dogs, and it's exactly the sort of food your dog would be eating in the wild.
Some vets warn against raw chicken because of the risk of salmonella or other bacterial contamination.
For that reason, cooked Chicken is safer.
Chicken: If your dog requires extra protein in his diet, cooked, unseasoned Chicken is an easy addition to his regular food.
It also makes a good meal replacement if you're out of dog food.
However, it shouldn't make up more than 10 percent of a dog's diet as it could cause gastrointestinal irritation.
But really, feeding any cooked bone to your dog is dangerous because cooked bones may splinter and damage the stomach and intestines.
Raw bones do not normally splinter.
Many pets enjoy chewing raw chicken or turkey necks and raw chicken wings that are free of salmonella and other bacteria.
So if your dog has eaten a portion of raw chicken, there is likely nothing to worry about.
While the chicken may contain salmonella and other bacteria, dogs digestive systems have evolved to process raw meat (although meats such as pork should be avoided as they may contain certain parasites).