Can feeding your dog raw foods cause him to get sick ever?
We were taught to worry about bacteria when we were young and inpressionable. There is very little to be concerned about. Bacteria is everywhere. You can't get away from it. Surveys have been done recently and found that the dirtiest place in your house(bacteriawise) is your kitchen sink. The dirtiest item in your house is your dish rag. ALL tooth brushes are contaminated with fecal dust. All the door handles, kitchen cabinet handles, towels, floor, etc are covered in bacteria. The handle to your fridge is filthy. In spite of this we all are healthy for the most part. The point I'm trying to make is to not to get overly concerned about bacteria on raw meat.Thought I would share this. Dogs will not get sick from raw, but my biggest concern going to raw was my family. My kids are teenagers so I am not as worried as I would be if they were young, but I still worry.
What I do is thaw out frozen stuff when I buy it. I pack meal size portions in zip lock bags without washing it and put it in the freezer. 12 hours before feeding, I take it out of the freezer and place it in a plastic container on top of the freezer to thaw. At meal time I take it out of the zip lock and hand it to the dogs. No washing or rinsing with anything. I've been doing this for 6 years. NO ONE has ever gotten sick. My house doesn't smell. There is no more bacteria in my house than in anyone else's house but I'm sure there is plenty in all our houses. LOLWhat I do is buy all my meat whole (no ground burger) and soak the meat/organs in a sink of water and Grapefruit Seed Extract to kill off bacteria. Same with the chicken thighs/organs and veggies too.
I haven't fed any of my dogs fruits, veggies, or grains in 6 years. Why would you feed those to a carnivore?Once I get my veggies home from the store I soak them and put them in the crisper. They are staying fresher longer than they ever have before. GSE is very interesting... almost too good to be true type of thing.
I see veggies as a natural multi vitamin and I dont feed grain of any kind. Veggies wont harm them and if for some reason it is good... well then I am covered. GSE - grapefruit seed extract. soaking the meat as soon as i get it home and it seems to stay fresher longer too. I have heard of one packing plant that sprays down their meat and their e coli has been greatly reduced. A small child getting salmonella could be devistating... it only takes one time to get bad meat or veggies for that matter. You can not deny that occasionally it kills people. I am not a germ-a-fobe by any means but I am careful about the meat and my family.I haven't fed any of my dogs fruits, veggies, or grains in 6 years. Why would you feed those to a carnivore?
I must have missed something ... what is GSE?
Hehe, there is no stink in my home. My dogs lick up their mess. Yes, there is E coli and salmonella in my home just as there is in yours. You can't get rid of that stuff. It is everywhere.My god. I feel horrible for your poor grandchildren. If they don't die from the stink of your home, then the E Coli and Salmonella will surely get them. I'm suprised your children have even survived long enough to reproduce.