Most of automatically know that chicken is a great meat to feed a dog and particularly for the Pomeranian, it is easy to digest. Very few Pomeranians are allergic to it, and for this reason it is one of the foods that is fed to Poms with upset stomachs and also in basic, plain meals to identify an allergen or food intolerance.
Most owners also know about the benefits of feeding fish to their Poms since it is very healthy can contains those oh-so important Omega fats. With high quality commercial food, chicken and fish will be some of the main ingredients. But… when reading about dog food ingredients or researching healthy vs non-healthy foods, pork Is not mentioned too often. 'Why is that?' we wonder.
Lately, we have been gathering questions sent in by our Members (become a free Member here, if you are not already one!) and have decided to write about the top 8 foods that owners wonder about. And pork is one of them. Many owners ask, "Can a Pomeranian eat pork?", so we know that owners are curious.
For this reason, this section will answer the questions you may have about pork as a potential food for the Pomeranians. Links to questions about other foods can be found at the bottom of this page. Pork, as you know, comes from pig meat and the pig is one of the oldest types of livestock; as it was domesticated as far back as 5000 BC.
Surprisingly, pork is one of the top meats eaten worldwide, accounting for almost 40 percent of meat production. Pork is considered to be white meat (along with fish and chicken) as opposed to beef and the less popular buffalo (bison) that is labeled red meat. For this reason alone, one may think that pork classifies as being healthy.
We're going to do a quick comparison of chicken VS pork in regard to nutrients so that you can get a better understanding of its nutritional benefits for dogs. Since there are all sorts of pork cuts (lion, chops, ham slices, ground pork), we'll look at tenderloin which is much leaner than other types of cuts and we'll compare that to chicken breast.