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Is it okay to give a dog pepperoni? Pepperoni isn’t recommended for your dog as it contains an unhealthy amount of sodium and fat, and it may contain seasonings that are unsafe for dogs. If your dog regularly consumes a large amount of pepperoni, your dog is at risk for digestive issues, salt poisoning, kidney damage, or pancreatitis.
How much pepperoni can a dog eat? Dogs can safely eat one slice of pepperoni once in a long while – like a few times a year. More than that and they run the risk of experiencing digestive issues, salt poisoning, pancreatitis, or kidney damage.
Does pepperoni upset a dog’s stomach? Not only is pepperoni high in salt and fat, it’s also spicy. “The ingredients added to make it taste better, including paprika, fennel seeds, black pepper and garlic powder, can make your dog very sick,” Dr. Sievert said. Pepperoni can cause your dog to have an upset stomach, with symptoms like diarrhea and vomiting.
Is it bad for dogs to eat pepperoni pizza? Additionally, pepperoni, sardines and sausages all have high salt and fat. Eating too much salt may raise your dog’s blood pressure or aggravate underlying heart disease. The bottom line is that you should never give pizza to your dog, whether as a meal or a treat.