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Kinda discouraging raw info.

December 29th, 2006, 02:21 AM

December 29th, 2006, 05:03 AM
I don't find that discouraging at all. But like the article says "You can give basic food safety guidelines like hand washing, cleaning surfaces, and bowls, etc., not letting the food sit out for extended periods of time." And that pretty much covers it for the human aspect. As for the dogs, well they'll be just fine. :thumbs up

December 29th, 2006, 07:57 AM
yeah, this article and others like thess ones : have kept me from giving raw another try (that AND the fact that Buster was sick as a dog (no pun intended) on that diet!)

December 29th, 2006, 07:59 AM

To be the devils advocate :

December 29th, 2006, 09:42 AM
I'm not discouraged either. I would like to know where on earth these researchers are getting their products. I feed my dogs meat from the grocery store so I feel they are at no more risk than I am for getting sick. I also have taken foood safe courses and worked in the food industry for years before I became a graphic designer and basically it does come down to being careful with raw products. In fact I think now more people are getting salmonella and food poisening from fruits and veggies than meat. The last two months alone we have had 2 different produce products pulled from the floors in Calgary.

December 29th, 2006, 09:51 AM
On another site i lurk around on, that is the main argument against raw feeding that keeps coming up anytime anyone asks. From someone who feed Iams of all things... Im not personally discouraged by it, but many people are.

Angie J
December 29th, 2006, 06:20 PM
****If the idea appeals to you, your dog enjoys it and you are prepared to tolerate the inconvenience and potential health risks of handling and freezing large amounts of raw meat then go for it.******

Frankly, the idea of inconveniencing myself to prepare raw meat for my human family annoys me..... but I don't see health centres trying to convince me to eat a diet that consists of soley prepackaged foods (although, I might like too)... On the contrary, it's frowned upon from a dietary perspective.

I wish I could use this same argument to convince my hubby I didn't need to prepare dinner nightly!!! FYI, the dogs NEVER complain that dinner is late, under cooked, or not to their liking....oh, except when I give a serving of Kibbles.... then they give me the "are you for real", look! Gads.... it's demeaning.

Angie J

December 29th, 2006, 07:46 PM
well in my opinion, it's just one source of information... quickly countered by another. I didn't go into this way of feeding my kids blindly, of course i also had my moments of doubt but then common sense won over :o been feeding raw for almost 3 years now, i know many people who have been at it for many years (also breeders who feed generations of their prized dogs this way) and you know... there are risks to everything in life, IMO the benefits of feeding raw outweigh the risks 100 to 1, i see it everyday in my dogs how healthy and strong they are. so i'm not bothered by any "reports". Goodness, the media feeds off fear-mongering, everything is dangerous, unhealthy, morbid, bad news, the world is going to hell in a handbasket, blah blah blah.

laughable, indeed! :D

December 29th, 2006, 09:55 PM
I forgot that article is almost 2 years old.It doesnt have to be an either or,some suggest home cooked.More work than raw if you think about it.Another one

I have some other links,will look for them.