Can my dog eat lamb fat?

It’s not a great idea to feed your dog lamb skin (or skin of any animal), but shouldn’t be lethal. Skin from any animal isn’t a good dietary choice for your dog, especially if raw. Cooked lamb skin is likely going to popular with your dog, but will also likely produce watery feces and/or diarrhea within 12 hours of ingestion.

Natural fat in the skin can lead to pancreatitis, so reducing the amount ingested by your dog 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.

Cooked lamb skin that is disease-free should not be a harm to a dog if served in small portions. If your dog hasn’t had cooked lamb skin before, you should expect diarrhea for the next 24 hours.


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