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Postby riley_23 » Fri May 07, 2010 4:25 pm

My mom is making a fantastic phesant and rabbit dinner and was concerned about giving the RAW bones to the dogs or cats. Is it ok?

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Re: bones

Postby KittyNyanNyan » Fri May 07, 2010 11:15 pm

Raw bones are completely okay, and encouraged to give to dogs and cats.

COOKED bones are a different story. Once the bone is cooked, it becomes brittle and can shatter, causing perforation of your dog's tummy or intestines and may require surgery. Even then, it can cause death.

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Re: bones

Postby BrokenAquarian » Sat May 08, 2010 2:03 am

riley_23 wrote: pheasant and rabbit

Wild or store bought?
If they were wild, they may be carrying parasites and giving the raw meat/bones to the fresh, may give them something. I'm not sure on what critter carries what bugs - but I'd look into it if I were giving them wild game. If it was farm raised and vaccinated game - then I wouldn't worry about it. :)

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Re: bones

Postby riley_23 » Sat May 08, 2010 7:25 pm

Thanks for the input! The rabbit was our own grown and the pheasant was wild caught. We did not vaccinate our rabbits since we were just raising them for food. So the rabbit should be ok but not the pheasant? We have a few more in the freezer that we plan to eat and more to butcher. The dish was fantastic! a Italian tomato based sauce with some fresh veggies was the stewing moisture for slowly cooking the rabbit and pheasant. Thanks again.

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Re: bones

Postby BrokenAquarian » Sun May 09, 2010 12:12 am

Deep freezing usually kills all the bugs in the meat, but it has to be for a certain amount of time. I'm not sure how long that is, though.

That meal sounds delicious :))

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Re: bones

Postby KittyNyanNyan » Sun May 09, 2010 12:43 pm

With pork, you have to freeze for at least 2 weeks.

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Postby Semper Bull » Sun May 09, 2010 2:01 pm

Both raw pheasant and raw rabbit should be fine. If you are worried about parasites, freezing the bones should kill parasites. If you are processing the rabbits yourself, you dogs may like the rabbit heads, I know mine do.

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Postby Adrianne » Sun May 09, 2010 3:59 pm

Rabbit raw and wild is notorious for tape worm, we deal with this with strays in the desert here a lot. Otherwise you should be fine pending the bird was hunted and not a found kill. I never trust found kill bird because of the zillion odd parasites birds carry. We find killed birds occasionally on hikes or even in my yard and I have found myself wrestling my dogs to avoid the consumption.

Otherwise I don't really worry about my meats carrying parasites to be honest.

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Re: bones

Postby riley_23 » Sun May 09, 2010 6:33 pm

Thanks again for all of the great replies! I will let her know she is ok to feed them to the dogs or cats. They both have been in the freezer well over a month. The cats were trying to steal them when we were processing the rabbits.
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Re: bones

Postby WackyJacki » Sun May 09, 2010 9:20 pm

Sounds like goooood nomz. Your dogs will dig it :thumbsup:

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Re: bones

Postby FransterDoo » Sun May 09, 2010 9:48 pm

KittyNyanNyan wrote:With pork, you have to freeze for at least 2 weeks.


Not necessarily. My wife won't feed the dogs commercially raised pork for a variety of reasons but if you are getting your pork from a reputable source, fresh is safe.

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Re: bones

Postby KittyNyanNyan » Sun May 09, 2010 10:56 pm

I get mine from the Asian market . . I don't necessarily trust it all that much lol

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Re: bones

Postby Adrianne » Sun May 09, 2010 10:58 pm

KittyNyanNyan wrote:I get mine from the Asian market . . I don't necessarily trust it all that much lol

lmao.. I'm right there.. the market I occasionally buy my meat from :oops:

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Re: bones

Postby WackyJacki » Mon May 10, 2010 12:37 am

I feed my girls raw pork that has been frozen all the time. The chances of them getting sick from it are very, very slim.

I don't feed it in large quantities though because that = hershey squirts lol

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Re: bones

Postby FransterDoo » Mon May 10, 2010 10:31 am

KittyNyanNyan wrote:I get mine from the Asian market . . I don't necessarily trust it all that much lol



I'd freeze it too then!

I just like to inform because we use family farmed pigs and they don't need to be forzen before being fed to el doggies.


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