Pappy Nabs and Eats Full Rotisserie Chicken But Can Dogs Eat Rotisserie Chicken?


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If you have ever wondered can dogs eat rotisserie chicken?, and if your dog manages to get its paws on a whole rotisserie chicken, it’s important to act quickly to minimize the potential risks to its health.

can dogs eat rotisserie chicken

What should you do if this happens?

First and foremost, you should never induce vomiting in your dog unless expressly advised to do so by a veterinarian.

This is because certain foods, including chicken bones, can cause severe damage to your dog‘s throat or digestive system if they are forcefully regurgitated.

Instead, you should try to monitor your dog closely and look out for any signs of distress or discomfort, such as vomiting, diarrhea, or lethargy.

In addition, you should always be mindful of the quantity of chicken that your dog consumes. While small amounts of cooked, boneless chicken can be a healthy treat for dogs, eating too much chicken – especially if it includes bones – can cause a range of health issues.

These can include choking, gastrointestinal blockages, pancreatitis, and even food poisoning if the chicken was not cooked or stored correctly.

If you suspect that your dog has eaten an excessive amount of chicken, it’s best to take them to the vet for a check-up as soon as possible.

What happened when Pappy at a whole Rotisserie Chicken


Our pup, Pappy, is an 8-year-old Beagle that lives near Seattle. She was adopted when she was only seven weeks old.

As a little pup, Pappy was already a bit mischievous – she chewed through a lot of her parent’s shoes and boots when she was teething.

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Dogsized recently interviewed Pappy to give us the scoop on her latest achievement in nabbing and eating the family rotisserie chicken:

Wow Pappy – we heard you hit the jackpot! We can only imagine this was a mission impossible scenario. 

Where was the chicken?

On the counter top – I was so excited to see that Mom forgot to push the container way back toward the wall. I knew it was close enough to the edge that I could stretch myself, contort my body & neck, and eventually reach it. I just needed her to leave the kitchen.

How did you get to it?
I reached on my tippy paws – stretched and twisted! I kept at it – couldn’t resist as the rotisserie chicken smelled sooooo good!

pappy chicken

How long was Mom away?
Mom left to go teach a Zumba class. So I knew time was on my side as she would be gone for a while. Once I got to it (which took most of the effort), I destroyed it in 10 minutes.

Did you end up hiding the carcass somewhere interesting?
No need – I ate the whole thing! Bone and all!

Did you get sick from eating so much at one time?
I was super full! I slept very well that night. I have to admit, it wasn’t until the next night that I was paying for it.

Mom was very concerned and kept a close watch on me. My stomach was bloated, and aching and I had some nasty gas for hours.

I didn’t vomit, so Mom didn’t take me into the vet. She kept Googling “what to do, my Beagle ate a whole chicken” on her iPad.

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Clearly, you got caught – what did Mom do to you???

Mom returned from the gym hungry and excited to eat dinner after getting home. She was devastated to find an empty carton! She kept pointing at the empty container and telling me NO!

I knew exactly what I did was wrong. It wouldn’t be the first time snatching food, getting into the garbage can, or escaping to a neighbor’s house to get their food on their counter. It won’t be my last time, either.

You got it; lesson NOT learned. I have been and always will be food motivated! How could you blame me – it was a rotisserie chicken and it was amazing!

pappy chicken

Has Mom put in any new procedures so that you no longer can pull off such a heist?

She just keeps saying “no Pappy”! Most of the time when my family is eating, they put me in the laundry room with the door closed.

They’re better at keeping those food containers pushed back, far from the ledge. I’ll wait patiently until they let their guard down.

To help out the Dogsized fans, we asked Pappy’s Mom:

There are a lot of other doggy moms out there that are planning to cook Thanksgiving dinner and also have very smart and crafty dogs.

Any tips on how to save the Thanksgiving turkey from those pooches at home?

Put your pooches in a closed room with a blanket, water, and toys. That’s the only way to guarantee the safety of your turkey!

For us, we’re going to friends’ homes for a feast, and Pappy will remain home. I may bring back a tiny nibble for her – Pappy’s so cute, it’s hard to resist.

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