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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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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.

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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