Can Dogs Eat Barbecue (BBQ) Chicken? When it is or isn’t an Emergency

Cooked chicken meat without the bone is fine for dogs to eat in moderation but the same can’t be said for barbecue (BBQ) chicken. The ingredients used to make the barbecue sauce could be harmful for dogs so you shouldn’t let your dog get a taste of the BBQ chicken.

A lot of BBQ chicken recipes you will come across require a mix of ingredients that are likely to cause a lot of digestive-related problems. This may include ingredients like vinegar, sugar, and chili powder. The bigger concern, however, is the ingredients that are actually toxic to dogs. This may include ingredients like onion and garlic.

A dog that accidentally eats a small amount of BBQ chicken might turn out okay. Dogs that ate a large amount of BBQ chicken, may require a visit to the vet. Never leave your BBQ chicken unattended in the same space with dogs. You can find out what else isn’t safe for dogs to eat by visiting our human food safety database.

Disclaimer: The content is not intended to be a substitute for professional veterinarian advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of a veterinarian when in doubt.


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