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As pet parents, some of us know and love bacon. You may want to share something so delicious with your best friend but question whether or not your dog can eat bacon. We’ve shared information about the safety of bacon for your pup below!

Should Dogs Eat Bacon?

Illustrated strips of bacon

As with any food, it’s all about moderation. Giving your dog small amounts of cooked bacon infrequently should not cause harm. So, yes, dogs can eat bacon but a better question is ‘should doges eat bacon?”

There are much healthier human food alternatives than bacon for dogs. Just because a food isn’t acutely toxic to a dog, doesn’t mean they should indulge in it. 

A safe way for your dog to eat bacon is treating them to bacon-flavored dog treats or dog products formulated with real bacon. This way, you know that you are feeding a product with safe levels of bacon specifically formulated for dogs.

Is Bacon Bad for Dogs?

If you are considering giving bacon to your dog, it’s important to know the risks of feeding your dog too much bacon.

Since bacon is very high in fat, feeding too much to your dog can cause stomach upset and more serious health issues like pancreatitis. The high sodium content in bacon can cause your dog to drink water excessively in a short amount of time and lead to bloating.

What About Raw Bacon?

Feeding raw bacon can also put your dog at risk of parasites and trichinosis.

Symptoms to Look For After a Dog Eats Bacon

Contact your veterinarian if you feed your dog bacon and they start experiencing symptoms like:

black and white dog trying to steal a bag of Crav'n Bac'n Bacon and Duck Recipe Treats

Safe Dog Bacon Products

If you’re looking for a version of bacon that’s considered safe for dogs, Stella & Chewy’s offers treats and toppers with real bacon that are safe and nutritious for your pup! 

Crav’n Bac’n Bites are soft and chewy treats perfect for training and rewarding your pup. The #1 ingredient is real bacon and each bite-sized treat is only 3 calories. Recipes include: Bacon & Beef, Bacon & Chicken, Bacon & Duck, and Bacon & Pork.

Wild Weenies Bac’n Me Crazy Recipe is sure to drive your dog wild! These all-natural, freeze-dried raw treats contain 95% bacon, red meat, and organs for a delicious snack packed with nutrition. Marie’s Magical Dinner Dust What’s Shak’n Bac’n Recipe is guaranteed to enhance mealtime for your pup. Simply sprinkle over your dog’s bowl and serve – it’s never been easier to add real, freeze-dried raw nutrition to your pup’s diet! Made with 95% bacon, red meat, and organs.