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05-06-2014 01:24 PM
I_LOVE_MY_MIKKO
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Just out of curiosity, where do you get them? Do you raise your own rabbits for your dog?
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05-06-2014 10:18 AM
Contego
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Originally Posted by I_LOVE_MY_MIKKO View Post
I feed my dog two whole, with fur and everything, rabbits each week.
Just out of curiosity, where do you get them? Do you raise your own rabbits for your dog?
05-05-2014 05:45 PM
I_LOVE_MY_MIKKO
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Originally Posted by Contego View Post
Well....this makes me feel not so bad about the whole rabbit Tego got a hold of and ate...completely.


Thanks for all the input everyone! I definitely like to hear what everyone does with their dogs and what does and doesn't work.
I feed my dog two whole, with fur and everything, rabbits each week.
05-05-2014 03:38 PM
Contego
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Originally Posted by David Taggart View Post
That is another thing I've heard of - to feed your dog a raw rabbit skin with fur once a year in order to cleanse guts.

Well....this makes me feel not so bad about the whole rabbit Tego got a hold of and ate...completely.


Thanks for all the input everyone! I definitely like to hear what everyone does with their dogs and what does and doesn't work.
05-02-2014 05:49 PM
_Zero_
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Originally Posted by PMRonan View Post
The comments about bear and salmon intrigue me. In Alaska, I trained racing dogs, they are fed both salmon and bear meat/bones both raw and uncooked with no cause for alarm?
The issue with feeding raw salmon or trout in the Pacific NW is that fish can be infected with a type of rickettsia fluke, which can attach to the dog's GI tract and release harmful bacteria. Cases have been documented only as far north as Ketchikan, however, so in South-central or Southwestern Alaska or anywhere in the interior it's likely not a problem-- which is, I'm assuming, why the racing dogs were fed raw fish. I'd be hesitant to feed dogs raw salmon from anywhere in the Southeast, just as a precaution.
05-01-2014 06:25 PM
David Taggart
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My dogs have passed uncooked bones, but it's rare, and it caused no harm.
It must have been large bits, if they weren't digested. That is the reason to teach your dog to chew bones by providing large chewable bones. People tend to break bones with kitchen axe, it's fine if you break it into mesh, but not leaving too large pieces. I knew a vet in the past, who told me about a dog in his surgery who caught a chiken in the neighbour's back yard and ate it. Luckily, the vet didn't have to open guts, the troublesome object was in the dog's stomach - it was chicken's head, which this dog swallowed the whole. That dog has digested the rest of the chicken, and defecated feathers couple of days later. Wolves and foxes eat mice or rabbits with fur, and they eat birds with feathers. Fur and feathers work as a brush in the gut system, removing excess of mucus and old pieces of meat, which could be stuck there for years otherwise. That is another thing I've heard of - to feed your dog a raw rabbit skin with fur once a year in order to cleanse guts.
05-01-2014 05:10 PM
counter
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Originally Posted by David Taggart View Post
They don't pass bones, they digest them.
My dogs have passed uncooked bones, but it's rare, and it caused no harm.
05-01-2014 08:02 AM
blackshep
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Originally Posted by PMRonan View Post
The comments about bear and salmon intrigue me. In Alaska, I trained racing dogs, they are fed both salmon and bear meat/bones both raw and uncooked with no cause for alarm?
Salmon Poisoning Disease, can be from wild caught salmon. It's fine if it's frozen for a couple of weeks.

How to Protect Your Pet from Salmon Poisoning Disease
04-30-2014 08:11 AM
Momto2GSDs
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It's probably better to be safe then sorry, I freeze everything anyways just to be on the safe side... finally got the husband back on board the raw train so don't want to take any chances. I've been doing prey model and my dogs look spectacular on it! His coat after only a few weeks on raw, https://flic.kr/p/nmQPwW
He's a beauty CS!
Real food is the best! Glad you got your hubby back on board!
Moms
04-30-2014 02:29 AM
Carriesue
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I had not heard this before!
Both of my holistic vets say to freeze the pork and even wild deer.
Interesting!
Moms
It's probably better to be safe then sorry, I freeze everything anyways just to be on the safe side... finally got the husband back on board the raw train so don't want to take any chances. I've been doing prey model and my dogs look spectacular on it! His coat after only a few weeks on raw, https://flic.kr/p/nmQPwW
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