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Old 03-08-2014, 01:21 AM   #1 (permalink)
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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.
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Old 03-08-2014, 02:08 AM   #2 (permalink)
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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.
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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?
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I feed chicken gizzards regularly. Have had no problems. My cat loves them... My dog prefers the hearts.


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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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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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