Can dogs eat Wendy’s or Mcdonald’s chicken nuggets?
Yes, dogs can eat Wendy’s or Mcdonald’s chicken nuggets but only in moderate quantity because it is an oily, processed and fried food.
Chicken nugget was invented in 1950 by Robert C Baker. Initially it was called “Chicken Crispie”. Wendy’s and Mcdonald’s are American international chain of restaurants which sell chicken nuggets apart from many other eatables. Chicken nuggets available in these restaurants are basically for human consumption because of its preparation method which is not suitable for dogs. But once in a while these can be offered to your dog.
How are chicken nuggets made?
A small piece of chicken is first dipped in vinegar with grain powder, milk powder and salt then it is dipped in a batter made up of grains and egg. There are mainly two types of chicken nuggets based on the preparation method, one is baked and other one is fried. The baked ones are better as they have less or no oil content.
Chicken nuggets are prepared using chicken pieces which are first deboned using a manual process at home or in case of small establishments. In factories which produce frozen chicken nuggets in bulk quantities they have machines and meshes to debone the chicken first which is then made into a meat paste. This meat paste is finally given a desired shape and the several pieces made out of the meat paste are battered or breaded and subsequently baked or fried in oil till a desired color of nuggets is achieved.
They are sold in the fast food restaurants as freshly fried or are available as frozen chicken nuggets in stores and supermarkets which can be consumed at home after steaming or frying.
What is the effect on health of dogs after eating chicken nuggets?
The chicken nuggets basically consist of fat and is mostly regarded as an unhealthy food for humans as well as pets alike. So if you will give chicken nuggets to your dear pet on daily basis your dog may become fat and develop symptoms like shortness of breath and lethargy. Other symptoms of eating too many chicken nuggets may be vomiting, diarrhea, gas and bloating.
Chicken nuggets do not have any nutritional value as it is a fried food. If you are keen to give it to your dear pet you may remove the batter part and give the chicken inside it to your dog.
What quantity of chicken nugget can I give my dog?
You may give about 100 grams of chicken nuggets to your dog maximum twice a week otherwise it will be too oily and salty meal for your dog. Better for the health of your dog is to avoid it totally and rather give cooked and boiled chicken meal to your dog rather than this fried and processed food.
What are the harmful effects of chicken nuggets on my dog?
If you will give a bucket full of chicken nuggets to your dog it may severely affect the health of your dog due to excess oil and salt in the nuggets. The salt and oil in the nuggets may prove to be poisonous if chicken nuggets are eaten in too much quantity against the recommended one or two pieces.
What food can be given to dogs instead of chicken nuggets?
Best food for dogs is the unprocessed natural dog food prepared at home or available in the market and stores. And the best way to give chicken to your dog is to give them skinless, boneless and boiled chicken pieces alone or in combination with some other dog meal.
Thus you may give chicken nuggets to your favorite pet buddy but in moderate quantity. Better is to give baked chicken nuggets than the fried ones. Even better is to give the chicken part of nugget after removing the outer batter part to your dear furry buddy.