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Old 08-26-2010, 01:02 PM
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Is Raw bacon bad for puppies? Riley just ate two slices when I wasn't looking... And it worries me a little. If so, what should I be expecting?
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hi, i dont know. i imagne he would be sick or have the runs if it didnt agree with him/her. I would say if your dog gets ill from the bacon consult your vets just for advice or take him/her in. just keep an eye on the cheeky little thing.
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Is Raw bacon bad for puppies? Riley just ate two slices when I wasn't looking... And it worries me a little. If so, what should I be expecting?
Not good for you or the dog but should not cause anything but a stomach ache in such a small amount. Make sure he drinks lots of water to dilute the salt.
Nutritionally speaking, it is high in sodium and has a moderate amount of saturated fat, but the thing you have to watch out for when it comes to bacon is the nitrates (also called nitrites like sodium nitrite). It's a preservative used in processed food to help maintain its color.
Nitrates can be found in bacon, hot dogs, sausages, and cold cuts. The reason they are so bad for us is that when we cook them at high temps, they form Nitrosamines, which are carcinogenic. In the news, nitrite-based preservatives were found to be linked to pancreatic cancer
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^ wow good to know thank you!

I would watch him and good advice on making sure he drinks lots of water.
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Well he's made out the day without diarrhea... i've monitored the amount of drinking water and so far he seems okay.
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If it was two pieces I would fret good for you for checking tho
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If it was two pieces I would fret good for you for checking tho
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Oh don't get me wrong, I was freaking out. Especially since I know how delicate these Irish Setters are when it comes to health.
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Not good for you or the dog but should not cause anything but a stomach ache in such a small amount. Make sure he drinks lots of water to dilute the salt.
Nutritionally speaking, it is high in sodium and has a moderate amount of saturated fat, but the thing you have to watch out for when it comes to bacon is the nitrates (also called nitrites like sodium nitrite). It's a preservative used in processed food to help maintain its color.
Nitrates can be found in bacon, hot dogs, sausages, and cold cuts. The reason they are so bad for us is that when we cook them at high temps, they form Nitrosamines, which are carcinogenic. In the news, nitrite-based preservatives were found to be linked to pancreatic cancer
Thank you! I didn't know. Lucky I'm not to crazy about all those nitrite-based things.

I don't think 2 peices would do serious harm. Just keep an eye on the bacon next time LOL
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I'd phone your vet. Pork is very dirty parasite wise. It's smoked so perhaps safer then a raw porkchop-but still-you might want to worm after this event-but your vet will know.
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Bacon of any kind isn't good. But raw is worse. It could cause digestive problems. too much fat raw or cooked can cause pancreatitis.
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