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Old 02-01-2013, 10:11 PM   #11 (permalink)
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rotfl !!!

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These aren't "raw". They are dried, just like beef jerky we eat. Why would anyone NOT wash their hands after handling dried bull penis? lol
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Old 02-01-2013, 10:18 PM   #12 (permalink)
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just before reading this thread i gave my dog a bully stick
and i didn't wash my hands afterwards. i washed my hands
before giving my dog the bully stick. now that i think about
it i wash my hands before feeding my dog or giving him
treats (most of the time). i wash my hands before handling
his food not afterwards. lol.


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Seriously!! If we sanitize our entire world, we'll destroy our immune systems!! I do NOT wash my hands after tossing a bully stick to my dog!! And you can't make me!!!
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Old 02-01-2013, 10:51 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Well, I don't wash my hands after giving my dogs bully sticks...
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As someone who has almost lost a parent from something that tested positive for E.coli, I can tell you that taking this with a grain of salt can be life threatening. There are many different strands of E.coli and some such as O157:H7 if untreated can lead to organ failure and blood poisoning.


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Old 02-01-2013, 11:21 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Honestly, the whole OMG BACTERIA SANITIZE EVERYTHING hysteria in this country cracks me up. Other than the very obvious "Wash your hands after handling raw meat or going to the bathroom" rule, which is a pretty good one, the rest of it all is mostly designed to sell us stuff.

This is such a very first-world problem.

We'd all be much better off if we stopped using any sort of anti-bacterial soaps and stopped eating foods from animals who were fed antibiotics. Our bodies are made to handle a pretty steady diet of germs pretty well, but we keep creating SUPER-germs thanks to our paranoia.

It's pretty insane if you stop to think about it.

Edit: I am sorry about what your parent went through gaia_bear. But the e-coli strains that are out of control are almost always the ones we have turned into super-bacteria thanks to our buying into years of being sold anti-bacterial and anti-biotic everything. :-(

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Old 02-01-2013, 11:30 PM   #16 (permalink)
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I definitely do not wash my hands like a germs poster would recommend. I played in mud and played with bugs when I was a kid..oops. and I don't wash my hands after feeding or playing with my dog.
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Old 02-01-2013, 11:57 PM   #17 (permalink)
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I once saw our dog grab a sandwich from my 4 year old son's hand. He took it out of the dog's mouth and ate the rest. I saw it from the window so couldn't do anything. The kids didn't grow up in the wild but they played with wild snakes, spiders, played in the mud and the forest. We had plenty of pets etc. They only washed their hands before meals and were bathed daily. We never used antibacterial soap (OMG!!) The kids are grown and are never sick. One actually never had antibiotics until in his twenties. So why all this hype about bacteria?
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As a now retired RN who dealt with some SERIOUSLY nasty super bugs... we created this mess. Antibiotics for things that weren't really bacterial infections, folks that actually had an infection not finishing their prescription, and the over use of anti-bacterial hand products. I actually went to a seminar on this.

Being immunocompremised, I wash my hands often. I do wash before feeding my dogs and parrots and after. I wash my hands before I eat (which takes care of touching the dogs) and before and after handling my parrots. I did not wash my hands earlier after giving a dog a bully stick. It was new and dry. I'm sure I washed them in the next ten minutes, though. I also grew up in the 'play outside in all the stuff' and washed my hands when coming back in , bathroom trips, and before handling food, dishes, or eating. I was a sick kid, but that didn't stop how I grew up. Too much worry about everything these days. The people paranoia is going over into pets now. I've had C-diff before. It is MISERABLE!! MRSA you get to keep when you get it. I figure if I didn't pick it up when working, I've got to be pretty resistant to it.

So what if people don't know what bully sticks are made of and give them anyway? Have you seen some of the people that vote?
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e-coli, salmonella and getting various other things
is overrated.

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>>>>> Honestly, the whole OMG BACTERIA SANITIZE EVERYTHING hysteria in this country cracks me up.<<<<<

Other than the very obvious "Wash your hands after handling raw meat or going to the bathroom" rule, which is a pretty good one, the rest of it all is mostly designed to sell us stuff.

This is such a very first-world problem.

We'd all be much better off if we stopped using any sort of anti-bacterial soaps and stopped eating foods from animals who were fed antibiotics. Our bodies are made to handle a pretty steady diet of germs pretty well, but we keep creating SUPER-germs thanks to our paranoia.

It's pretty insane if you stop to think about it.

Edit: I am sorry about what your parent went through gaia_bear. But the e-coli strains that are out of control are almost always the ones we have turned into super-bacteria thanks to our buying into years of being sold anti-bacterial and anti-biotic everything. :-(
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Old 02-02-2013, 07:57 AM   #20 (permalink)
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lol and who said you shouldn't take food away from a dog.

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>>>> I once saw our dog grab a sandwich from my 4 year old son's hand. He took it out of the dog's mouth and ate the rest. <<<<



I saw it from the window so couldn't do anything. The kids didn't grow up in the wild but they played with wild snakes, spiders, played in the mud and the forest. We had plenty of pets etc. They only washed their hands before meals and were bathed daily. We never used antibacterial soap (OMG!!) The kids are grown and are never sick. One actually never had antibiotics until in his twenties. So why all this hype about bacteria?
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