08-27-2010, 08:26 AM
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Originally Posted by Dawnben
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