Is it true pork isn’t good for dogs (or certain breeds,we’ve a Yorkie) and is it ok to feed your dog raw meat?
And what about raw egg? What about salmonella etc? Thanks.
I wonder what the benefits of feeding raw are compared to feeding “cooked”. Think we’ll stick with cooked because while the instances of a dog getting worms etc from uncooked meats is probably low/very low – the chances of it happening are still there.
No, pork is not good for dogs due to the excessively high fat content and high sodium from curing. Raw meat contains bacteria and can cause an infection in your dog. Contrary to the RAW food or BARF diets claim, dogs do not have an overly strong immune system. In fact, veterinary medications are prescribed in equal to higher dosages than human medications. Wild animals eat foods that are at body temperature and are still fighting off disease however, just as domestic dogs get parasites so do wild dogs. Plainly put, raw meat equals disease and parasites. The following articles from the American Veterinary Medical Association are very interesting. I’m eager to hear the results of the AVMA Convention. The last link is for a forum in which Veterinarians answer questions about raw food diets. The one about blood work is very interesting.
What is your opinion on feeding a dog the “raw meat diet”?
I kind of want to start my dog on a raw meat diet(I will make all the proper, slow introductions), and I’ve heard very different reviews. I most likely won’t feed him the raw meat diet for quite a few years(he’s three now, so it’ll probably be too late to try by then, but for future reference?). Any future puppy I get will be a husky, Akita, or any large dog like that. I’ll probably end up getting a mutt from the pound, though. Anyways, I was just wondering what your opinions are on this?
In my opinion, I think it’s perfectly fine. That’s what they ate when they were wild, isn’t it? And it’s been said by vets that it’s healthier. I’m not an expert on that, though XP
My dog would be on it now, but my grandpa absolutely prohibits this. But, if it’s okay to switch no matter how old, then that’s okay. I plan to move out fairly soon(a year or two) and I’ll be looking for a pet-friendly apartment(I want a couple rats, too, haha). And I don’t know his breed. He’s some large-breed dog(he weighs 67+lbs and stands at nearly 26in. at the shoulders)
Oh yeah, and I know it’s not an actual total meat thing. I know it’s bones and organs also. I have done research, guys.
It isn’t really a raw meat diet. I contains meat, bone and organs.
I feed prey model raw, in which I make up what a prey animal would contain and feed that to my dogs. 80%meat 10% bone 10% organ half of which is liver. This isn’t met everyday, but over a week or a month it averages out.
I believe that feeding our pets the way they were designed to eat it the healthiest way to feed them. I’m all for a raw diet.
As far as gradual change, I’ve found its better to fast a day and then start in with raw. Most people starting with raw will feed chicken for a few weeks until the dog’s stool normalizes and then start slowing adding in more proteins and organs. For a young pup this isn’t necessary as there digestive systems haven’t been “trained” to accept a certain food yet.
No matter what age you start at it, its beneficial, so I’d even start your older dog on this diet as well.
Be sure to do your research, not doing so can lead to nutrition deficiencies for your dog, none of us want that.
Can you feed your dog raw meat? Is it healthy, if so?
I’m so ignorant about this. I thought only wild animals could eat raw meat.
Yes, dogs can eat raw meat and when the diet is balanced correctly, it can be very healthy.
A prey model diet consists of 80% raw meat, 10% raw bone, 5% liver, and 5% other organs.
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