Can dogs eat duck skin?

Yes, but it’s not advised. Eating duck skin is a bad idea for your dog because it is high in fat and cholesterol.

Whether you’re feeding your dog beef, chicken, pork, lamb or any other meat, removing any visible fat is important for two reasons. Natural fat can lead to pancreatitis, so reducing the amount ingested will reduce chances of developing the disease. Additionally, even lean meat contains natural fat that can lead to an upset stomach that often results in diarrhea or vomiting. It is important to remember that dogs (even large breeds that weigh more than 100 pounds) have very small digestive tracts and small amounts of food can have big impacts.

A dog unaccustomed to eating duck meat will have similar physical effects that humans experience after eating unusual protein meats (for example, emu or venison). Even trimmed of obvious fat, duck meat can upset the stomach so it’s important to fed them duck meat in moderation until your dog is used to it.


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