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Old 10-14-2006, 10:14 PM
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Freezing kills it - and you should freeze ALL meat.
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Old 03-01-2007, 07:41 PM
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Thank you for posting that, Renee! That's very important for anyone considering feeding any amount of raw to read.
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Old 05-09-2007, 04:41 AM
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Please, please, if you feed your dog raw meat, even just a tiny bit for a treat, read this thread on Mz Muttley's forum concerning a very fatal parasite. It's easily killed if the meat is handled properly before feeding, but it's really required reading: http://www.pugwelfare-rescue.org.uk/..._parasite.html
One of the big problems with raw is the handling. If you are going to go this route, remember that dogs in the wild took their prey down and ate it fresh...parasites and bacteria start to form fast.

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http://www.dogs-4life.com/is-raw-mea...your-dog-.html

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I could not read the original post from the link. Did it mention anything about freezing the meat helping the situation? It is my understanding that freezing does not kill bacteria. It merely slows its rate of reproduction. That's in part why we humans don't simply eat defrosted meat without cooking it first. (That, and the taste, obviously.) Of course, I am no expert on this, so please expound on this issue if you know about it. Thanks.
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It can only be ingested from fresh infected meat, as freezing the meat will kill the spors.... cooked meat will kill the spors.
This is from the link

And Wow...........I have never read this before, thanks Renee!
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Old 06-24-2007, 10:33 AM
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HMm will freeze now in the future. There is interesting evidence that raw is better, in observational studies involving cats though.
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my dog is trained not to come in the kitchen so in that sense its pretty safe but yes i had read this article before, very informative thank you
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That scaries me! I cant believe it!
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Good article and good post, however , I never feed "people food" at all. Seen to many cases of pancreatitis at the clinic. Occasionally, I will give a "teddy graham" but never, ever any meat, chix, pork etc.
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That is SO scary! Sometimes if I'm cooking and dont want to waste the slivers of raw meat that cannot be used, I give it to my pack... But I never thought of that! Thankyou SO SO SO much for the info!
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Old 11-13-2007, 06:23 AM
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I think I heard about this a while ago, but I also think it's not in Aus yet?
I think we'll freeze anything first anyway.
Although the vast majority of meat we get is frozen when we buy it formt he butcher so we'll keep that up.

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I never feed my dog raw meats so I don't have to worry about it. Raw meats aren't good for dogs at all.
Sorry I really have to disagree with that, our lot eat meat every single day. Today they had about half a kilo each. imo much healthier than canned food. I love the compliments form the vet we get that we are one of the few people that come in that have dogs with such healthy teeth.
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