Can Dogs Eat Raw Chicken?

Maybe. Chicken is a great source of protein for dogs, and it’s exactly the sort of food your dog would be eating in the wild. Some vets warn against raw chicken because of the risk of salmonella or other bacterial contamination. For that reason, cooked chicken is safer. But a dog’s stomach acid is much more acidic than a human’s, providing greater protection against bacteria. In other words, you’re taking a risk, and if you do feed your dog raw chicken, keep an eye on the purchase date and be sure to serve it fresh. As an added precaution, it’s best to rinse the chicken before serving.

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