The short answer: Yes.
The long answer: A type of meat that can be given as a treat or meal, beef is safe for your dog to consume. It is high in vitamins B12, B3, and B6, as well as protein, iron, selenium, and zinc. Lean beef is your dog’s best option, and it should be prepared without flavourings and sauces. Ingredients considered harmful for your dog include salt, onion, and garlic (either in raw or powdered forms).
How to feed beef to your dog: Select the safe parts of the beef. Opt for ground lean beef chuck or buy lean cuts (top round, bottom round, the eye of round, flank and strip loin) that you can grind in a food processor.
Boil, sauté, bake, boil, or grill the lean beef, making sure to cook it thoroughly before serving it to your dog. Raw beef may cause salmonella infection, and is harmful for young puppies and dogs with compromised livers or kidneys. Cut the beef into smaller pieces, and take out the bones and excess fat.
Here are three ideas for beef treats your dog will love:
- Turn ground beef into cheesy baked muttballs!
- Whip up some dog biscuits for your next training session.
- Ground beef is the key ingredient to making dog-approved beef stew.
In summary: An affordable meat your pup will enjoy eating, cooked lean beef can help sustain your dog’s energy, give him beautiful skin and coat, and aid in his muscle development. Some dogs are allergic to beef, so consult with your veterinarian before adding this type of meat in his regular diet.
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