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Can i give my dog shrimp shells

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can i give my dog shrimp shells
Submitted: 1 year ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Jo, Veterinarian replied 1 year ago
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Hi, I'm Dr. Jo and would like to help! Are you asking if you can allow Mandy to eat a shrimp that has not been peeled?

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
can she eat cooked or uncooked shrimp shells
Customer reply replied 1 year ago
hello?
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Jo, Veterinarian replied 1 year ago

I would not feed any raw seafood to your dog because of bacteria that could make her sick......the shells will not hurt her in small quantities, but it would be best for her to not eat them if you can take them off for her!

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Jo, Veterinarian replied 1 year ago

Did Mandy get into some shells already by accident? If so, I would not worry at this point, but I wouldn't feed them to her on a regular basis simply because they could upset her stomach. The shells are not easy for her stomach to break down. She will pass them in her stool. Does that address your concern?

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
I was concerned that my husband was feeding her cooked shells and that they would harm her in some way. It sounds like they could.
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Jo, Veterinarian replied 1 year ago

She will pass them in her stool, so a few will not hurt her. My main concern is GI upset as she cannot digest them and if she ate them in large quantities it could make her uncomfortable.

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Jo, Veterinarian replied 1 year ago

It really isn't much different than us! I'm surprised she likes them. :)

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
well they were cooked in garlic and olive oil
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Jo, Veterinarian replied 1 year ago

Sounds delicious! Is there anything else I can help you with tonight regarding Mandy?

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
no I think that is about all... Thank you so much for your insight.
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Jo, Veterinarian replied 1 year ago

You're very welcome! Enjoy her, sounds like she has great owners!

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Jo, Veterinarian replied 1 year ago

If you are satisfied with my answer, please leave a positive rating. Thanks for using Just Answer and if there is anything else I can do please let me know.

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