Can Dogs Eat Crab Meat? When it is or isn’t an Emergency

Technically, crab meat isn’t considered toxic to dogs so it could be fed in small amounts. That said, we would be careful when you feed your dog crab meat or any other shellfish meat for that matter.

Crab meat, specifically raw ones, may be contaminated with intestinal parasites, especially if the crabs have been sourced from a low-quality supplier. Just like us, some dogs may also be allergic to shellfish. You put your dog at risk every time you introduce a new food to him. That’s why we would recommend sticking to regular dog food and treats when possible.

Cooked crab meat should be okay as a small treat if you know your dog isn’t allergic to it. Crab meat mainly consists of lean protein, which is an important part of the dog’s diet. For obvious reasons, only let your dog eat the crab meat. Don’t let them get near the crab shell (even if it’s cooked).

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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