|Barked: Fri May 25, '07 3:00pm PST |
|Dogs can get salmonella poisoning (I do think this was definitely the case on the other board for the initial health problem), but in general it is because something is not up to par with their immune system or digestive tract. I would never feed it to a dog with a compromised immune system, or would introduce it slowly and gradually to a dog with certain digestive issues or illnesses. For an average, healthy dog, though it is very rare to have a problem...in fact chicken seems to be the meat that is tolerated the best. Has your dog ever drank out of a dirty pond? That has a lot of e.coli and bacteria as well, but any healthy dog should not be effected (a human would get very sick). Once again, a dog with a compromised immune system may have troubles. If you can afford it, organic or free range chicken generally contains less salmonella. Too bad it is so expensive though!!
Dog`s generally can digest whole bone into a white powder...that is why raw poos may sometimes be white or turn white after a day or so. Initially, if a dog is not used to it, there may be small bits of undigested bone in their poo for the first few weeks.
Edited by author Fri May 25, '07 3:04pm PST
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