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Enhanced meat... Soak it or throw it?

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Bella &- Cougar

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Barked: Wed Aug 8, '12 5:42pm PST 
Well, I bought 60lbs worth of enhanced meat accidentally at SAMS, even though I know not to. I guess I was excited about the good prices and totally overlooked the package stating that it was enhanced. We are on day four of this meat as well as day four being back on raw and I've been soaking it, but think it might be contributing to runny poop. But, it maybe is the skin on the chicken, so after cutting it off today, I'll see if there are any changes. Either way, what do you guys think? Keep soaking or throw it out?
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Charlie

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Barked: Wed Aug 8, '12 6:06pm PST 
I wouldn't throw it away. You could try soaking it and see if there's a change, and I think removing the skin would help as well. Otherwise, depending on how enhanced it is, you can feed it sparingly with non-enhanced meat in there to dilute the sodium levels.

If worst comes to worst, cook some of it and use it as treats or toppers.
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Bella &- Cougar

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Barked: Thu Aug 9, '12 2:13pm PST 
If the label says "7% retained water," does that also mean that it is enhanced or is that ok to feed?
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Buddy

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Barked: Thu Aug 9, '12 4:07pm PST 
No, retained water does not mean it is enhanced. way to go
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Rexy

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Barked: Thu Aug 9, '12 5:46pm PST 
I've accidentally bought enhanced meat before...my vote is to soak it and see if your dog can tolerate it. If it's a yes, then feed it occasionally until it's gone. smile
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