My Dog Ate Bologna Will He Get Sick?

By Kyoko •  Updated: 04/01/21 •  3 min read
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Do you enjoy bologna once in a while? Is it safe to share bologna with your dog? Or has he helped himself to a large portion of bologna? If your dog has eaten some bologna, then you’ve come to the right place.

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In this article, we’ll take a look a what bologna is and whether or not it’s good for your dog. Let’s get started!

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What is Bologna?

The original bologna is a type of sausage that comes from Bologna, Italy. It’s a sausage that includes bits of fat, peppercorns, and sometimes pistachios. It’s quite popular!

However, the type of bologna sold in the US is quite different. Bologna made commercially in the US is more like hotdogs. This means it may contain some meat, but not much.

US bologna may contain pork, beef, or chicken products. This means the meat is not high-quality and is sometimes referred to as “mystery meat.” This is because the meat may include trimmings, organs, and other things we don’t want to mention.

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Bologna also contains high amounts of fat, salt, and possibly corn syrup. In other words, bologna is not a good source of nutrients for humans or dogs. And it’s downright unhealthy for both humans and dogs.

Bologna & Dogs

Bologna is not good food for dogs. It contains too much salt and fat for dogs and is not healthy for dogs who are overweight or obese.

In addition, bologna meat can cause health issues such as pancreatitis, which can be life-threatening. Plus, eating bologna on a regular basis can lead to:

My Dog Ate Bologna, Now What?

If your dog has eaten a large amount of bologna, you may notice these symptoms:

These symptoms may be an indication that your dog has developed pancreatitis. Call the vet immediately; this may be a medical emergency.

Early diagnosis and treatment are key to saving your dog’s life. The vet may treat your dog with an IV and fluids, medications for pain, and more. Your fur baby may also not be able to eat until the vomiting, and other symptoms have calmed down. While he’s being treated, your dog may need to spend a few days in the hospital.

The prognosis depends on the severity of the symptoms and how soon the dog is treated. For dogs treated quickly, they will go on to make a full recovery from pancreatitis.

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Kyoko

Kyoko is from a family of 3 and moved to New York with her parents and siblings when she was 13. Kyoko is fond of spending a great amount of time with pets, specifically her beagle Luna and cat Missy. Her boyfriend often complains that she spends too much time giving attention to their animals. Kyoko has written dozens of articles concerning pets and is aiming at owning a pet shop one day!

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