Can puppies eat Liverwurst or Leberwurst / Braunschweiger?
No, you should not feed Liverwurst to your dog as it contains added flavors, high amounts of fats, and sodium which is harmful for a dog’s consumption. There is no healthy reason to serve it to your dog, it also contains spices that can cause irritation in the dog’s throat and nose, which will give your dog a hard time. Some sensitive dogs may get affected by consuming it easily.
What is Liverwurst or Leberwurst/ Braunschweiger? And What are its ingredients?
It is one of the seasoned sausages that contain liver as its main ingredient, usually, the liver of pork or beef is used to prepare it. Some people may mix both types of liver, which makes it high in fats. It also contains grounded mustard seeds which are toxic for dogs to consume and can be the reason for gastrointestinal issues and inflammation of the stomach. Mustard seeds in any form, either raw or powdered, can be very dangerous for a dog to consume and can cause diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, and other digestion-related issues. Feeding Liverwurst or Leberwurst/ Braunschweiger should not be served to a dog.
On average, it contains 327 calories per 100g serving. It also contains carbohydrates, fats (saturated, monounsaturated, polyunsaturated fats), proteins, iron, and very high amounts of sodium.
What symptoms will my dog show if it consumes Liverwurst or Leberwurst/ Braunschweiger?
It is very harmful to dogs who are overweight and obese. For a healthy dog, eating it would increase the risk of weight gain and diseases that are associated with gaining weight such as heart diseases and diabetes.
if your dog ate it in large amounts it will suffer from gastrointestinal issues, vomiting, diarrhea, nausea, not being able to work properly, excessive thirst, etc.
What should I do if my dog shows the symptoms mentioned above?
If you notice any of the above symptoms make sure that you take it to see its regular veterinarian. Even if you notice minor symptoms you should not wait to see if it gets healthier on its own. It will only delay the treatment and make it hard to recover.
As a good dog owner, you should never feed any food item which is high in fats and salt to your dog, and Liverwurst is one of them.