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hexakosioi 01-25-2014 11:14 AM

Caught a duck
 
So my dog caught a live duck and killed it. Do I freeze it 24 hrs before giving it to him? Or can he eat it immediately?


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SuperG 01-25-2014 11:43 AM

What benefit would there be in freezing it ? Except maybe taking a bit longer for the dog to consume it ??

SuperG

Saphire 01-25-2014 11:46 AM

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Originally Posted by SuperG (Post 4902673)
What benefit would there be in freezing it ? Except maybe taking a bit longer for the dog to consume it ??

SuperG

The OP is most likely concerned about possible parasites. I don't know myself and hope somone will answer. I myself would think it is fine to eat minus some feathers??

SuperG 01-25-2014 12:23 PM

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Originally Posted by Saphire (Post 4902697)
The OP is most likely concerned about possible parasites. I don't know myself and hope somone will answer. I myself would think it is fine to eat minus some feathers??

Well there you go....I'm one bit smarter thanks to your comment. Looks like freezing wild game for 24 hours has it's benefits regarding parasites.

From rawfed.com.

" If you are feeding wild game, it is recommended that you check it thoroughly for shot and that you freeze it for at least 24 hours prior to feeding to kill any parasites. If you know your source, however, the freezing is not always necessary. It is just recommended. Be aware that upland game birds (quail, pheasant, dove, etc.) are all shot with lead shot. If a dog or cat ingests the lead pellets, lead poisoning can occur. So if you feed these animals, check them thoroughly for lead pellets. Wild game is a wonderful addition to any carnivore's diet."

Thanks for the education !!!

SuperG

hexakosioi 01-25-2014 12:35 PM

Yea just concerned about the parasites.


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