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Old 12-17-2012, 04:34 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Have been feeding raw for about six years - have never been ill due to handling raw meat. (who doesn't handle raw meat, other than strict vegetarians?).
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Old 12-17-2012, 04:35 PM   #12 (permalink)
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30 years feeding raw and never --
90% of meals for ourselves , home-cooked from scratch , never a problem

I handle hundreds of pounds of meat for my own and for my raw-meat customers at the market -- no problems

your vet can not be eating well for him/her self !

You can get the odd case where , spinach , as an example, gets some contaminant in the field --

just saw this "You know when vet's pull this scare tactic regarding raw it annoys me" well it more than annoys me -- we have a vet in the area that is planting the idea that feeding raw is going to give your dog fatty liver disease
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Old 12-17-2012, 04:42 PM   #13 (permalink)
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I make raw dog food for a living, handle hundreds of pounds per day. Never been sick. Did get food poisoning from a fast food burger though...


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Old 12-17-2012, 04:44 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Just out of curiosity, how many of you have been ill from feeding your dogs raw??. My vet was trying to argue that it's dangerous ect.

Does your vet eat meat? Does he handle the meat? It always makes me want to ask the vet if they think I don't wash my hands and lick my dogs.

Studies have shown that raw fed dogs shed bacteria in their feces. However, no studies have been done on kibble fed dogs and the incidents of salmonella in kibble recently.

I've RAW fed for 3 years. Never been sick. Practice hygiene and you won't an issue.

But we can thank AAHA and AVMA for putting out that half assed study.
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Old 12-17-2012, 05:22 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Does your vet eat meat? Does he handle the meat? It always makes me want to ask the vet if they think I don't wash my hands and lick my dogs.

Studies have shown that raw fed dogs shed bacteria in their feces. However, no studies have been done on kibble fed dogs and the incidents of salmonella in kibble recently.

I've RAW fed for 3 years. Never been sick. Practice hygiene and you won't an issue.

But we can thank AAHA and AVMA for putting out that half assed study.

I have no idea if he eats meat or not, lol. They pretty much tried to push me in to having Charlie neutered too. So glad i stood my ground.
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Old 12-17-2012, 05:40 PM   #16 (permalink)
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I feed raw. Never been sick from it. I help my husband dress (etc.) deer meat, never been sick. I've fed my dogs whole deer body parts, never been sick. I've handled raw meat for over 30 years, never been sick.

I ate sea food at a Mexican diner...thought I was going to die.
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Old 12-17-2012, 05:41 PM   #17 (permalink)
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I have never gotten sick from handling raw meat. As long as you clean up after yourself and wash your hands and counters after handling raw meat, you should have no problems.
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Old 12-17-2012, 05:54 PM   #18 (permalink)
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I've never been sick from feeding raw, been sick from eating out!

And for the record, I'm vegetarian, and probably have "less tolerance" than the human carnirvores for handling meat ... and I've still never been sick.

Most people who eat meat aren't even careful enough themselves when they clean up in the kitchen ... for their own food!
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Old 12-17-2012, 07:19 PM   #19 (permalink)
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18 years....never a hiccup!
I agree with the others.....ask your vet if he has ever picked up a package of meat at the grocery store.....packaging was probably touched by the butchers packing it ........who just touched the raw meat!
“e-How” states: Salmonella is not contracted through the dog's drool or skin, no matter if he is eating salmonella infected meat. The only way to contract salmonella from a dog on a raw food diet is to handle the dog's feces or raw meat and then put your hands in your mouth (without washing). Salmonella passes through the digestive system of the dog and is passed through the intestines. Dry kibble has been known to infect dogs with salmonella because it stays in the intestines for a longer period of time, making it a breeding ground for the bacteria.Raw Dog Food & Salmonella | eHow.com
You are MUCH more likely to get salmonella by going up the escalator at the mall where thousands of people (with unwashed hands) are touching the same railing that you are! Sooooooo, Happy Christmas Shopping everyone!!!! LOL
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Old 12-17-2012, 08:10 PM   #20 (permalink)
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The last time I got food poisoning was after eating at a mexican restaurant.
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