Will beef jerky hurt my dog?

Asked By: Shany Hodkiewicz
Date created: Sat, Feb 13, 2021 7:59 PM
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yes and no. The danger in beef jerky isn't the beef or meat found in the product; it's the spices used to flavor it.

While the variety of spices found in typical jerky snacks is incredibly delicious and make both humans and dogs salivate, some of them make dogs really ill.

First, jerky is very high in salt.

Answered By: Camryn Quitzon
Date created: Sun, Feb 14, 2021 10:02 PM
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Generally, an adult average sized dog at 12 months of age, weighs about twice their weight at 4 months of age, or 2.5x the weight at 14 weeks.

Adult giant breeds grow more slowly, take longer to mature, and don't reach adult growth until they're at least 16-18 months old.

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So long as it's a pure, naturally dehydrated, single source protein, your dog can chow down on as much beef, bison, venison or elk jerky his or her heart desires. The moral of the story is simple: yes, you can feed jerky to your dog.
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A fairly accurate calculation you can do to predict an adult height for your puppy is to multiply her height at six months by 100 and divide that answer by 75.

For example, a puppy who is 8 inches at the shoulder when she is 6 months old should be between 10.5 and 11 inches at the shoulder when she is finished growing.

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Cooked bones can splinter and cause severe internal damage to dogs. Rib bones from table scraps are absolutely off-limits, along with any other cooked bones. Raw bones pose potential risks, and should only be consumed under careful observation. Dogs may enjoy chewing on, and even consuming, rib bones from pork or beef.
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There is nothing inherently dangerous or unhealthy about beef jerky and dried meat, in fact, in moderation, dried meat can be an excellent treat for your dog.

The problem with human jerky for dogs, however, lies in the ingredients and spices.

We do not recommend feeding your dog beef jerky made for human consumption.

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Check his ears.

If your puppy's ears stand up when he gets excited, they probably will stand permanently by the time he is 6-months-old.

Another way to tell if your pup's ears are likely to stand is by observing where they are set on the head.

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So long as it's a pure, naturally dehydrated, single source protein, your dog can chow down on as much beef, bison, venison or elk jerky his or her heart desires. The moral of the story is simple: yes, you can feed jerky to your dog. You just need to be sure it's the right kind of jerky.
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