Can I give my dog cooked bacon? Should Dogs Eat Bacon? As with any food, it’s all about moderation. Giving your dog small amounts of cooked bacon infrequently should not cause harm, but there are much healthier human food alternatives. Just because a food isn’t acutely toxic to a dog, doesn’t mean they should indulge in it.
How much bacon is OK for dogs? If your dog tolerates bacon and shows no signs of gastrointestinal upset, you may feed it bacon in small amounts. You can offer a small dog about 1/8 to 1/4 of a strip (dogs < 20 pounds), a medium-sized dog (dogs 21 – 55 pounds) around 1/2 of a strip, and about 3/4 to 1 strip for a large dog (over 55 pounds).
What should I do if my dog ate bacon? In summary, bacon grease is not toxic to dogs. But if enough is eaten it can cause upset stomachs, and in rare cases, pancreatitis. Try not to give them any grease as a treat or as part of their regular diet at all. If Fido does consume grease in a large quantity then call your veterinarian for advice.
Will one piece of bacon hurt my dog? Yes, dogs can eat bacon, but it’s not recommended. For a meat-eating animal, there’s no doubt that bacon is a tasty and tempting treat. But bacon is also salty, fatty, processed, and just generally not good for your dog. If your dog sneaks a small bite of bacon, it’s not cause for alarm—it’s not toxic per se.