Can Dogs Eat Turkey?

raw turkey breast

Turkey is safe for dogs

Turkey is safe for dogs and a good source of protein. It can be fed raw or cooked. If feeding raw, always be aware of the potential for bacteria such as Salmonella. It’s best to buy from a trusted butcher. When feeding turkey, choose leaner cuts such as the breast, and avoid the skin. Avoid adding any additional fat, such as butter or oil, when you’re cooking the turkey. Plain turkey is best. Do not feed turkey that has been seasoned or cooked with any ingredients that may be harmful to your dog, such as garlic and onion.

Never feed your dog cooked bones. Even raw turkey bones are best avoided since they are small and brittle and can cause serious gastrointestinal injury.