We love our dogs here at People’s Choice Beef Jerky. They’re part of the jerky family. These pups go crazy when someone cracks open a bag of our delicious, handcrafted beef jerky. 

I mean...who doesn't? 

Truth be told, we've been guilty of sharing a bite or two of the Old Fashioned Original with our four-legged friends. 

This got us wondering.  

Is beef jerky made for human consumption good for dogs? Can dogs eat human beef jerky? Will beef jerky make my dog sick? We did a little research and here’s what we found to the question...can dogs eat human jerky? 

The answer is yes…and no.   

There is nothing inherently dangerous or unhealthy about beef jerky and dried meat, in fact, in moderation, dried meat can be an excellent treat for your dog.  

The problem with human jerky for dogs, however, lies in the ingredients and spices. Salt, garlic, onion powder, and black pepper can be potentially harmful to your dog. Every dog is different and we would never want to upset a stomach, or even worse, make a four-legged friend sick. 

We recommend erring on the side of caution. We do not recommend feeding your dog beef jerky made for human consumption. Instead, we suggest sharing high quality, domestic beef jerky treats that are made specifically for pets. Make sure to clearly read the label and ingredients. We recommend purchasing high quality, USA-made treats that have been formulated for dogs. 

Don't forget to treat yourself. Check out our full product range of All-Natural, Sugar-Free, and Keto-Friendly Beef Jerky products. 

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Mark Bianchetti is a third generation jerky maker at People’s Choice Beef Jerky. He followed in the footsteps of his father and grandfather to carry on the family tradition of handcrafting premium meat snacks. When he’s not running the show at the Downtown LA jerky factory, he’s smoking delicious meats in the backyard with his favorite family member, Ellie (the family’s black Labrador).

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