Well, the straightforward answer to this question is, yes, dogs can eat chicken feet. Maybe it looks ugly, but it can provide him with glucosamine that is vital to joint’s health of dogs. It also helps in keeping the teeth of dogs clean and maintain by acting as a toothbrush.
Why should you give chicken feet to dogs
Research tells us that each chicken’s feet contains approximately 450 grams of glucosamine. Glucosamine helps in building the cartilage of dogs. It also cures arthritis and can prevent your dog from joint problems.
If the cartilage between the joints is missing or thin then glucosamine helps to cushion the gap between the joints. It also helps in strengthening the joints and prevents fragile bones and gums.
Consuming chicken feet regularly will accelerate the healing of wounds in dogs, because of protein, albumin and collagen contents.
Nutrient contents in 100 gm Chicken feet
- Total Fat- 4.1 gm
- Cholesterol- 23.8 gm
- Vitamin – A, B6, D, E, K
- Vitamin – A – 1 mg
- Protein- 26.1 mg
- Calcium-24.9 mg
- Iron – 0.3 mg
- Sodium – 19 mg
- Potassium-8.8 mg
How to give chicken feet to your dog?
1. Raw chicken feet
You can simply buy these from the butcher’s shop and give it to your dog and let him enjoy. But make sure that they are bought from the hygienic place and properly cleaned.
2. Boiled chicken feet
Boiling chicken feet is easy and quick. Boil 2 quarts of water in a pan. Now add the chicken feet into the boiling water. Cover the pan and let the feet boil for 5 minutes. Once done rinse and drain the feet. Serve them when completely cool.
3. Dried chicken feet
Use a dehydrator to dry chicken feet, they are also easy to store and feed. If you don’t have a dehydrator, you can buy dry chicken feet online.
- If your dog is small give him chopped feet only.
- If your dog has a sensitive digestive system then feed him only cooked feet.
- Always cut and discard the tips of the claws.
Can chicken feet harm dogs?
The only harm chicken feet can bring is the aftermath, be prepared to clean the mess! Chicken feet will not harm your dogs unless the necessary hygiene and precautions are maintained. But don’t feed your dogs only chicken feet and give them a variety of food.
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