Can Dogs Eat Chicken Nuggets? When it is or isn’t an Emergency

It’s perfectly fine to let your dog eat plainly-cooked chicken in moderation but chicken nuggets are a different story. They are largely unhealthy for dogs, especially if they are bought from fast food chains.

The first reason for not letting your dog eat chicken nugget is due to the fact that chicken nuggets are fried in a batter. All the oil and fat that comes with the chicken nugget is not healthy for your dog and eating too many nuggets in one sitting may potentially cause a stomach upset. Longer-term, dogs that eat a lot of fatty foods are more likely to suffer from dangerous health conditions like pancreatitis.

The second reason for not allowing your dog to eat chicken nuggets is due to the use of processed meat. In general, processed meat is bad for dogs. There isn’t always an easy way of knowing whether the meat used in the chicken nugget is 100% chicken or if it is mixed with other non-nutritional fillers.

Your dog should be okay if he accidentally ate one or two chicken nuggets. Anything more may require you to pay close attention to your pooch for the next few days. A trip to the vet might be necessary if your dog starts to show any concerning symptoms.

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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