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HarleyTheGSD 03-08-2014 01:21 AM

Chicken Gizzards?
 
Are raw chicken gizzards safe for dogs? My mom's friend gave her some, and she suggested that I give them to Varick as a treat.

boomer11 03-08-2014 02:08 AM

Yes. Gizzards are a mainstay in a raw diet because it's cheap muscle meat.

Chicken feet are good treats also. Full of glucosamine for the joints. Gives the dog something to chew on.

K9POPPY 03-08-2014 07:56 AM

Raw GIzzards
 
I personally would NOT feed any raw chicken product to any of my dogs. If you had ever worked in a chicken processing plant (I have), you would understand why. The chances are very HIGH to pass Salmonella. I have always lightly cooked (microwave) any chicken product, just to be safe. If you have access to a chicken processor that you trust, it may be o.k. to feed raw, but why take chances with Salmonella poisoning?

Serbrider 03-08-2014 08:58 AM

I feed chicken gizzards regularly. Have had no problems. My cat loves them... My dog prefers the hearts.


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Serbrider 03-08-2014 08:59 AM

Chicken Gizzards?
 
As for salmonella, yes, dogs can get it. However, it's more likely to come from kibble than whole raw meats.

Just wash stuff off, don't feed with/on top of kibble, and you're good. :)

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K9POPPY 03-08-2014 10:40 AM

If you choose to feed chicken feet, wash them very thoroughly. (think about what most commercial chickens stand in most of the day). Speaking from experience.


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