Over the next 8 posts we will check out Dog Food and Dog myths
Dog Food Dog Myths 8 Can Dogs Eat Pork
Initially my first thought was WHAT! Then I looked in to why not many dog foods contained pork in the recipes. After a quick check of the Internet I was gob smacked to see many who reckon pork is dangerous for dogs, some of the reasons being pork has high fat content that can cause pancreatitis I thought this surprising as on checking pork only has a third of the fat beef contains, another site said it contained some mystery ingredient that is somehow toxic for dogs (though they didn’t elaborate)
My favourite was the one about they eat horrible things yuck why do we humans eat it then? Another website said pork was rare what a load of bull it’s by far the cheapest in any butchers or supermarket.
On subsequently checking I located a few dog food companies with pork as part of their recipes. Also pig’s ears are sold as dog treats, so don’t snouts and feet and any other pig parts find their way in to dog food factories. As it a possibility of trichinosis in uncooked pork, it’s never going to be suggested as an excellent raw ingredient of dog food.
I decided that my own research was not good enough and I needed a more authoritative source as confirmation of my understanding, so I read a little more especially on the sites of companies that offer pork dog food and that convinced me one such company is Nutrix who I have no connection with though before you ask I don’t get paid to promote them and have never met anyone from the company. On checking it turns out pork is an easily digestible animal protein, a great source of amino acids, it’s also a unique protein not all dogs typically get the chance to benefit from. Much more unlikely to cause any allergic reactions that some pets can have with other proteins. Pork is the other white meat and it has more calories per kg.