Don’t you just love the smell of meat cooking on the grill? Many pet parents love to eat carne asada! You know what that means! If many pet parents love this dish, then dogs will be begging for it or looking for ways to steal a bite! But is carne asada safe for dogs to eat?
Has your dog eaten carne asada? Are you worried the carne asada will make your dog sick? If so, then you’ve come to the right place. We understand it can be scary when your dog eats something he maybe shouldn’t have.
We’ve put together some information about carne asada and whether it can make a dog sick. Let’s get started!
What is Carne Asada?
Carne asada is a yummy Mexican dish that’s made with marinated, grilled steak. The recipes we researched usually make this dish with flank, rib steak, sirloin flap steak, or skirt steak. The meat is first allowed to marinate in lime juice and spices. Next, it’s grilled and cut into thin strips.
The grilled meat may be served as the main course with rice and beans or used as a filling for burritos, tacos, and more.
The seasoning for carne asada may include:
- Lime juice
- Chili powder
- Smoked paprika
The ingredients vary depending on the recipe used. The spices and lime juice are mixed with the oil, and the meat is allowed to marinate at least two hours. After this, the meat is grilled and you can bet that it tastes amazing, no matter how it’s served!
While carne asada is safe for humans, what about dogs? Can carne asada make a dog sick?
Carne Asada & Dogs
The answer depends on the ingredients used in the marinade. If you follow the traditional recipe and use the ingredients above, then the marinade is toxic to dogs. That’s because the marinade contains garlic, onions, peppers, and lime juice, all of which are toxic to dogs.
However, if the grilled meat contains no marinade, then it is safe for the dog. Steak can be a great source of protein in your dog’s diet. It contains nutrients that a dog needs to be healthy. One note—the dog should not eat meat that contains a bone. Bones can lead to choking or an intestinal obstruction.
You can cook steak on the grill, with no marinade, and use it in these ways:
- Add some shredded meat to your dog’s dry food
- As part of the dog’s homecooked meal (if you make dog food at home)
- Just a treat once in a while
So, carne asada cooked with marinade is not suitable for dogs. However, grilled meat with no seasoning or bones can make a healthy addition to your dog’s protein intake, as mentioned above!
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