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Chicken for Dogs

There are many proteins that dogs eat, and chicken is one of them. Chicken can be a major ingredient in many different types of dog food. Chicken for dogs is not a bad thing, unless the owner does not feed the dog chicken properly. Chicken bones can cause problems for dogs, and so can chicken that is raw. So when is chicken good food for dogs? Is boiled chicken better than raw chicken? Questions like these have been answered below by the Experts.

Is boiled chicken for dogs considered to be part of a bland diet?

In most cases, boiled chicken for dog is considered to be a portion of a bland diet. A bland diet often consists of boiled chicken and cooked white rice. Cottage cheese may also be substituted for boiled chicken. The ratio of boiled chicken to cooked white rice is one part chicken to two parts rice. An owner must remember that a slow transition must be made from the bland diet to the dog’s regular diet. To do this starting adding the dog’s regular food into the chicken and rice, slowly backing the chicken and rice out over several days until it is only the dog’s regular food that is being fed.

Can boiled chicken for dogs be given if the chicken smells wrong?

Boiled chicken for dogs is okay, but if the chicken is emitting an odor, then it has gone bad. For the chicken to start developing a smell that is off there has been bacteria that are breaking the protein down into compounds that have odors that are foul. One rule of thumb can be used here; if the person would not eat it then the dog should not eat it.

What can be done when treats flavored like chicken for dogs have been eaten in a large quantity?

If a dog has eaten chicken for dogs flavored treats in a large quantity and the dog seems to not be in any distress then nothing needs to be done. The owner should probably refrain from feeding the dog for at least twelve hours pending no symptoms should arise. If the dog does develop diarrhea then feeding should be held off for twenty-four hours. Water should also be provided frequently but in small doses, as the treats are very salty and ingestion of water too quickly may cause the dog to vomit. If the dog continues to have stomach pains or issues, then a bland diet of chicken and rice may be require for a few days to allow the stomach to rest. Then the individual can begin to gradually go back to the dogs’ regular diet after three to four days.

Can death occur from chicken for dogs being fed raw?

In some situations, it is possible for death to occur when feeding chicken for dogs is raw. Just like humans, dogs can succumb to undercooked food illnesses. If a dog has gotten a hold of a raw piece of chicken the dog should be monitored for symptoms such as diarrhea that is excessive or vomiting that is excessive and not wanting to eat for a length of time. Another thing to monitor is that if the dog owner has children is that the dog does not lick the child in the face, because if the chicken did have salmonella and the dog ate it with their mouth, the salmonella could be transferred to the child by the dogs tongue.

Boiled chicken for dogs is one of the main ingredients for a bland diet. The boiled chicken can also be substituted with cottage cheese. A bland diet is made up of one part boiled chicken and two parts cooked white rice. If an owner thinks that the chicken has an odor that is normal for chicken then the dog should not be fed the chicken. Raw chicken for dogs is not really a good idea. Dogs much like humans can get food poisoning like salmonella. If a dog does get raw chicken then it needs to be monitored for symptoms of food poisoning. Any questions regarding chicken for dogs can be directed to the Experts.

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