Feeding your dog with corned beef can lead to dehydration, issues with the pooch’s digestive system, as well as medical emergencies such as salt poisoning.
As earlier inferred, the high sodium content present in corned beef can cause a myriad of medical issues for dogs. And some of the more common instances of medical issues caused by feeding canned beef to dogs include:
Digestive Tract Problems
Corned beef contains a considerable amount of fat, and by regularly feeding this to your pooch, you’re creating a fat deposit in the pooch. Excess fat in a pooch’s digestive system does no good and can lead to bacteria taking over such a dog’s digestive system, as well as medical conditions such as pancreatitis.
Additionally, garlic, onions, and other spices that are typically used in preparing corned beef can induce stomach disorders, nausea, and a host of other side effects in pooches. And according to the American Society for The Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, onions, and garlic, when fed in large quantities to a dog, can destroy such a pooch’s red blood cells!
Salt is known to have water extraction properties, and feeding large quantities of corned beef, with high salt content, to your pooch, can lead to such a dog becoming seriously dehydrated.
Even if you’re to give your pooch corned beef as a treat, it is advisable that you provide plenty of water alongside to counter the water-sucking effects of salt contained in the beef.
As with humans, the high salt content in corned beef can pose issues for your dog. And continuously feeding your pooch with significant amounts of corned beef can result in salt poisoning for your furry friend.
Salt poisoning is often lethal and can induce symptoms such as lethargy, vomiting, diarrhea, and frequent urination in your pooch. And if not promptly given the appropriate medical attention, these symptoms can be potentially life-threatening for your furry friend.
Incorporating corned beef into the diet of a dog with a history of heart problems is like laying down a death sentence for your furry friend, and should be avoided at all costs.
The salt contained in corned beef facilitates a higher water retention rate, while also allowing more water into the lungs, and these two instances typically put more pressure on the pooch’s heart.