Can Dogs Eat Ham?

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Ham is safe for dogs

Ham is safe for dogs, but it is an unhealthy choice and best to be avoided. There are many better protein options for your dog. Store bought ham is often very high in sodium. Excess salt can cause dehydration and more serious health issues, including death. Some baked hams may contain sugar, which is unhealthy for dogs. Ham is also high in fat. This can lead to gastrointestinal discomfort and even pancreatitis. It can also lead to obesity in the long term. As with other meat, cooked bones should not be given to your dog since they can easily splinter and cause serious issues. Even raw bones can sometimes cause infection or constipation and blockages.