Are Bacon and Ham Bad for Dogs?


Do you feel guilty when your dog desperately looks at you eating ham or pork? This blog post has the answers to all your questions. So read carefully till the end to be well informed.


If you like the idea of feeding pork and ham to your dog, you are going to feel a little disappointed today. According to a report conducted by World Health Organization in 2015, processed meats such as sausage and bacon have carcinogens, a substance that leads to cancer. So, it’s best to avoid ham and bacon for dogs.

Ham, like cheese, is rich in fat that can cause a serious life-threatening condition called pancreatitis. Apart from being high in fat, ham is salty and can cause stomach problems if consumed by your dogs or cats. This is why you see many experienced veterinarians advising not to feed pork and ham to dogs and other pets.

Other human’s foods you give to your dogs

Fresh and Dried Cranberries – Cranberries are also safe for dogs to consume. Both dried cranberries and fresh cranberries are safe to be consumed by dogs in a moderate quantity. Whether your furry friend will like it is another issue.

Apples – Dogs are totally safe to consume apples. Apples are rich in vitamin C and Vitamin A, as well as fiber – all of them play a crucial role in your dog’s health. They are low in fat and protein, making them an ideal choice for senior dogs. However, you will need to make sure that the apples are without seeds and core, which can cause some serious problems.

Bananas – Bananas are another great choice for dogs. However, they must be confused in a moderate quantity for dogs. They are rich in vitamins, potassium, copper, fiber, and biotin. They are low in sodium and cholesterol. Since they have high sugar content, they can be served as a treat for dogs.