Why Dogs Shouldn’t Only be Fed Boiled Chicken Everyday
Yes, you can feed your dog boiled chicken everyday but it’s important to supplement it with other ingredients that allow your dog to meet his daily nutritional requirements.
A dog’s daily nutritional requirement goes beyond amino acids and protein, which is what dogs can get plenty of from boiled chicken. They also require the vitamins and minerals from fruits and vegetables in order to maintain their health. According to recommendations from the National Academies Press, it’s important for dogs to also get their fix of nutrients like vitamin A, riboflavin, and magnesium.
There might be certain instances when it may help to temporarily limit your dog’s diet to boiled chicken, such as when he has an upset stomach, but this should never be permanent as an unbalanced diet will make your dog sick and stunt his growth.
If your dog refuses to eat anything but boiled chicken then you will need to investigate the underlying problem that’s causing this behavior. It might be due to your dog being a picky eater or may even be due to a psychological issue. Whatever the reason, you will need to try and resolve the problem and make sure your dog is getting the nutrients he requires. To see what other human foods are safe for dogs, check out our comprehensive food guide for dogs.