Don’t Let Your Dog Eat Barbecue (BBQ) Ribs
Don’t let your dog eat barbecue (BBQ) ribs no matter how much your dog begs for it. There are quite a few risks with barbecue ribs that may not be obvious at first.
First, barbecue ribs may utilize ingredients that are toxic to dogs. Onion and garlic are the obvious candidates. Barbecue ribs may also contain ingredients that aren’t considered toxic but could still be problematic for a dog’s stomach, especially if a dog was to ingest those ingredients in large amounts. This may include ingredients like sugar, mustard, and chili.
You also need to be concerned about the rib bone. Cooked bones can splinter and cause internal damages after a dog swallows them. It’s not a worthwhile risk, especially if you consider the damage that bone shards can do to the dog’s digestive system.
A tiny amount of BBQ ribs meat is unlikely to make a dog sick but anything more may require a visit to the vet. Please pay close attention to your dog and check for any concerning health signs and symptoms.