Just like chicken and beef, pork is another food that is fine for dogs to eat. The only difference with pork, is that there is a slight risk of dogs being infected with trichinosis, which is a food borne disease caused by intestinal roundworm, though it is not as common in the United States as other locations.
It’s not just dogs who can get infected with trichinosis, but humans as well. This disease is caused by eating raw or undercooked meat from animals that were infected with the disease. The side effects of trichinosis can lead to soreness in muscles, along with body pain and swelling in the upper eyelids. If untreated, the disease can lead to more severe symptoms.
When feeding your dog pork, always make sure to fully cook the meat and take all necessary precautions. If you are going to be freezing your pork before cooking, it can take up to three weeks to kill any living parasites within the meat. As with pork, it’s important to make sure all meats that you feed to your dog are fully cooked.