Will beef jerky hurt my dog?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.