Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Indianapolis, Indiana
Infection from pathogenic bacteria is very rare. The dogs digestive system is made to eat meat, if what the vet said was true we wouldn't have domestic dogs right now. Kibble hasn't been around that long yet.
Dogs have a very acidic stomach pH, as well as a shortened digestive tract. This results in most of the bad bacteria being killed in the stomach, and then expelled before having a chance to multiple and infect.
There is no need to freeze human grade meat before feeding. But as been pointed out, you do want to freeze any wild game to kill off parasites.
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