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2020-10-19 7:05:06 PM  
From the article:

...Dana Brooks, president and CEO of the Pet Food Institute, an industry group that represents most of the largest U.S. pet food manufacturers, acknowledged the danger that raw diets may pose to pets and their owners. "These bacteria may present a safety risk to your entire family, especially for vulnerable loved ones, such as children or the elderly," she wrote in a statement to Science.

Industry fear-mongering.
 
2020-10-19 7:17:44 PM  
Nothing is without risk. There's at least one e coli recall a quarter for pet food. Besides an animal that evolved to exist on the trash of human society isn't that fragile and as always, keep your children out of the dog dish, wear gloves when you clean the catbox, and wash your hands.
 
2020-10-19 9:27:19 PM  
The dog gets a little cooked gristle off of my once-in-a-blue-moon medium rare steaks and I can tell he remembers that every morning when he greets me.

/a little kindness goes a long way
 
2020-10-19 10:22:24 PM  
But don't wild dogs on the Serengeti eat raw meat when they kill an antelope?
 
2020-10-19 10:36:50 PM  
My dog licks her privates every day multiple times....bacteria hasn't done her in yet.
 
2020-10-19 10:49:04 PM  
If you buy pet food instead of preparing it, you're poisoning your pet either way.
 
2020-10-19 11:07:03 PM  

jdlenke: But don't wild dogs on the Serengeti eat raw meat when they kill an antelope?


They're saying that pet food companies aren't doing a good job with hygiene and crap is getting into it during production that wouldn't have gotten into it in the wild or if you fed your pet human grade meat from the store.
 
2020-10-19 11:28:17 PM  
There was a really good butcher shop near me that also made dog food (or cat). It was mostly the scrap cuts.
I would get it for my dog all of the time. I would cook it with brown rice and left over veggies. The dog loved it.
I think it helped get her to 17+ years.

/COVID-19 closed the place, and they went under.
//grass fed, grass finished local beef. Was the best
///also cut to order
 
2020-10-19 11:53:44 PM  

pup.socket: If you buy pet food instead of preparing it, you're poisoning your pet either way.


But the dogs on the package look so happy.

My dog is so tough, she runs down cows and rips their throats out, then she drags the carcass home, so I can -coyotes, I meant.  She kills and eats coyotes.   Stupid autocorrect.
 
2020-10-20 12:26:35 AM  
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Begs to differ.

/play dead. Good boy!
 
2020-10-20 12:57:04 AM  
Weird, my dog wants to put me on a basashi diet.
 
2020-10-20 12:59:38 AM  
I initially read the headline as "giving Frodo raw meat is not a good idea".
 
2020-10-20 1:17:25 AM  
"Here boy eat this raw chicken then come lick daddy's face."
You might as lick a lizard turd.
 
2020-10-20 1:51:00 AM  
I remember reading about a zoo in Spain that decided it was going to serve its lions only the best American steaks. All the lions died of food poisoning. The supplier told them when they complained that American meat was only to be consumed after thorough cooking, that the grade of meat had no relation to its relative safety.

The incident was in a book written by a herpatologist, who used it as a warning to pet owners-- even snake owners-- against feeding store-bought fresh meat to your pets. You shouldn't feed live mammals to a snake but you should provide a freshly killed one, or one that you froze and then nuked to give it that warm feeling. Raw meat from the American logistics chain is simply unsuitable for anything to eat it.
 
2020-10-20 2:14:01 AM  

fragMasterFlash: The dog gets a little cooked gristle off of my once-in-a-blue-moon medium rare steaks and I can tell he remembers that every morning when he greets me.

/a little kindness goes a long way


I support this philosophy. I have never looked back at my lost furry friends and said to myself, "I'm so happy that I only gave them kibble." My cats and dogs have always gotten good grub and they had great lives. That's the right way to be.

Have done what MightMerkin wrote, too. It's cheaper, fresher, better, and tastier for our little buddies.
 
2020-10-20 3:54:58 AM  

jdlenke: But don't wild dogs on the Serengeti eat raw meat when they kill an antelope?


1) Very fresh meat has far less salmonella, especially if the animal was not raised in close to many other animals pended up in a farm followed by being killed in a plant with thousands of other animals. You did not feed Fido meat of a wild animal you killed today on the Serengeti.

2) Actually wild animals do die because from bacteria and parasites in the meat which they eat. And they do all the farking time.Sure they evolved defenses, but those are not even remotely perfect.  If wild dogs could start a fire and cook their prey they would be more healthy.
 
2020-10-20 8:07:39 AM  
And they wonder why Brits are opposed to America being allowed to export meat to the UK. Funny, that.
 
2020-10-20 1:06:35 PM  

cryinoutloud: But the dogs on the package look so happy.


And they love it when all that starch in the bag is pressed into the shapes of small "bones".
 
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