Sopressata salami (Cured dry gourmet salami) safe for dogs to eat?
No, dogs should avoid eating soppressata salami, it contains toxic ingredients that can be extremely harmful to your dog. In addition, it contains high amounts of sodium and fats which can create several health issues for a dog.
What is Sopressata salami? And What are its ingredients?
It is a dry salami that has its origin in Italy, Sopressata salami is used in Italian dishes, majorly consumed by local Southern Italian people. It is made using pork, lard, spices, salt, pepper, and garlic. Its ingredients may contain ham, onion powder, and garlic powder. It contains high amounts of fats and sodium which should not be served to a dog. Looking at its ingredients, it can be said that feeding Sopressata salami to your dog is not worth the risk and should be avoided at all costs. If you are eating it and your dog asks for a little bite, you must make yourself strong and not share it with your dog!
What is the nutrition content in Sopressata salami?
A single serving (28-29 g) of sopressata salami contains 100 calories on average. It contains fats (saturated and trans fats), cholesterol, high amounts of fats and proteins, minerals such as calcium and iron.
Why shouldn’t I serve Sopressata salami to my dog?
It contains toxic ingredients that can prove to be deadly if consumed in large amounts. These toxic ingredients i.e. onion and garlic powder will damage RBCs that will cause hemolytic anemia which can be hard to cure.
High sodium amounts can cause excessive thirst, pancreatic diseases, kidney damage, increased urination, abdominal pain, vomiting, diarrhea, etc. Its high amount of fats can be very harmful to dogs who are overweight or obese.
What should I do if my dog consumes Sopressata salami in large amounts?
You should consult its regular veterinarian to be sure of its health. Notice any symptoms and make sure it is treated well as ignorance will only worsen its health.