Can Dogs Eat Chorizo?

Can Dogs Eat Chorizo?

Chorizo is a type of sausage that is usually very flavorful and with lots of spices and flavors added to it. It uses natural casings made from intestines and is a type of short pork sausage.

So the question is if dogs can safely eat this type of sausage or not? In order for us to answer this question we first need to look at some of the nutritional facts.

Nutritional Facts

For a 100 gram serving we have the following facts:

  • Total Fat: 38g
  • Cholesterol: 88g
  • Sodium: 1,235mg
  • Potassium: 398mg
  • Total Carbohydrate: 1.9g
  • Protein: 24g
  • Vitamin A: 0%
  • Vitamin C: 0%
  • Calcium: 0%
  • Iron: 8%
  • Vitamin B-6: 25%
  • Vitamin D: 15%

Source: Wikipedia


Considering the massive amount of salt that this food contains it would be very unsafe for someone to be feeding chorizo to their dog.

In addition to this fact a lot of chorizo recipes include adding onions and garlic to it which are toxic for dogs and in large quantities could kill your dog.

Therefore to answer the question if dogs can safely eat chorizo or not the answer is no! Do not try and feed this type of food to your dog.