We have always been told to cook our meat. Today, in the U.K, there is a 15% chance of having some chicken with Salmonella and, in Ireland, more than 3/10 fillets could be exposed to Campylobacter spp .. Thus, if chicken is not cooked! It is no surprise that “raw meat is good for dogs?” Or simple “is raw dog food safe?”. The answer is yes, absolutely, in fact it’s vital.
Dogs are not susceptible to the effects of baddies in the same way that we are. They are carnivores that have evolved to eat raw meat and all that comes with it. Feral dogs out compete vultures to rotting carcass there the two co-exist. That’s why they have big noses.
While dogs have been domesticated and we have fiddled with external traits (such as body size, snout size etc.), their insides are still very much the same.
They still have extremely acidic gouges (gastric juices or pH 1, the same pH as battery acid), enabling them to be reduced in 20 minutes (cooked bones) and preventing bacterias like Salmonella and Campylobacter having a negative effect. Just before the gut, these bacterias have to contend with the dog’s antibacterial saliva, which, unlike your mouth, is laced with lysozyme making it extremely hostile to microorganisms.
What If I Get It Wrong?
People are terrified to feed their lives in this. As science is plastered all over the pack of people are bamboozled with words like “complete nutrition”. Having been rendered helpless they reach for that bag or dry food “specially formulated for golden retrievers or 2 years of age with one leg over the other”.
It seems that they should try it themselves all hell will break loose. But it’s an absolute dupe. How many people know how much protein their child had yesterday? How much calcium did you last week ?! Are dogs more technical than children? No, or ‘course they’re not, like us they need fresh food, only they need meat!
What not to feed a dog?
There are a few key foods not to feed dogs (wheat, milk, cooked bones, chocolate,
onions, grapes), but that’s about it. It is not about a “complete meal”, as it does not even exist and the notion has no place in normal feeding. Trust us your worst effort is going to be infinitely better than the best bag or dry food out there. Nothing compares to fresh. Absolutely nothing. Just remember 5: 1: 1 and you’ll be more than fine.