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Are Hot Dogs Okay for Dogs to Eat?

Are hotdogs, cooked or canned bad for my dog?  I have an 8mth old mixed breed. Chihuahua & Jack Russell.

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Ted Petroskie
Ted Petroskie

Absolutely!!! I have a big beautiful, smart, spoiled, & healthy 120 lb German Shepherd that is 2 years old. I’ve been giving him two packs of hot dogs a day for the last year and he absolutely loves them. Never had any problems. I mostly only feed him human food. Mostly hot dogs though because they are very cheap.

Alexis
Alexis

My 6 year old Shih Tzu somehow go into a whole package of CHEAP hotdogs that were left out all day and we’re on the counter. He threw up for a couple days, and wasn’t getting better. He stopped eating and drinking, we made an appointment for the vet. But sadly he didn’t make it that long and passed away just 2 days after eating the whole package. I think if your dog eats 1 hotdog they might be fine, but if anything seems off get them to the vet ASAP!

Brittney
Brittney

My dog has an upset stomach, diarrhea to be exact and won’t eat regular dog food but we took out a hot dog and got more excited than ever and enjoyed it. Good or bad ?

Barbara
Barbara

My dog cannot take pills. She is currently taking Tramadol. I have been putting the pills in a piece of hotdog. Two pills per piece – maybe a whole hot dog in a day. What hot dog contains less salt. She is 12 years old.

Immi
Immi
I go to an animal college and I’m the dog training aspect of it, one of the many treats we use to train them is cut up hotdogs. However asking the question if ‘they are okay’ is quite broad, they are good as a treat, in away a dog eating these hotdogs is alike a human having a chocolate bar, it’s not really ‘good’ for them but it won’t do any harm if given to them in moderation, but I’d avoid giving a dog a full hot dog as that could make them choke, but curing them up should be… Read more »
Sherri
Sherri

How bout red color hot dogs

Zia

I gave my chihuahua a little piece of hotdog & sauerkraut. Within thirty mins. She got so lethargic & looked highly intoxicated. It’s been three days, she’s a little better after giving her boiled chicken & she’s still not herself yet. I give her the best food & I gave her a lousy hotdog cause she wanted it. No more. She only eats 90% GF Venison, Merrick. TU, Zia.

Kimberly Alt
Kimberly Alt
I hope she gets back to her normal self soon! Since she eats a 90% GF Venison diet, the hotdog and sauerkraut were completely different, which caused her to be ill. If you think about it, when a vegan eats an animal product they can become ill easily because their body is not used to those types of foods any longer. Hope that helps to put it in perspective as to why your pup was feeling under the weather. It can be hard to say no to those cute puppy eyes and begging for food but we have to stay… Read more »
Kimberly Alt
Kimberly Alt

My grandpa has been giving his dog hotdogs as a treat since I can remember. She’s not in the best shape physically but she seems pretty happy. I wouldn’t recommend them as a daily treat or anything but in moderation, hot dogs are okay.

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Canine Journal

They are not toxic but are high in fat, sodium and cholesterol and as with an low quality meats that contain preservatives they should be given in moderation. Also avoid meats with thick casings that could cause them to choke or ones with added flavors or ingredients (cheese) that may be more harmful. Although small pieces are great for training, remember they are like treats and not a part of their typical diet so treat them as such.

Lisa
Lisa

Thank you very much! This is memorial day weekend and I ran out of dogfood. I have 2pkgs of ballpark chin m pork dogs. Wanted to see if I could give them ( my 1yr old pitbulls) these mixed with white rice!! I will respond IF THEY HAVE A BAD REACTION… according to this blog it will be OK. Again, TY from SWFL!

Roberta
Roberta

How did this work out for you? I’m wanting to give them to my dogs, just as you did, but worried that it may not be a good idea.

Sylvia CDolcy
Sylvia CDolcy

Hello – thank you so much, this is very helpful.

Kimberly Alt
Kimberly Alt

Glad we could help you! You’re welcome.

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