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    DefaultCan we talk about Pork?

    Do you feed it? Why/why not?

    I'm thinking I really need more RMB variety, as it's basically poultry or fish at this point.

    I've always avoided pork due to the bacteria concerns, but those ribs would make a perfect RMB, and the price is right.

    I'm going to see if I can get whole ox/cow tails as well, but not sure how much luck I'll have with that.
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    DefaultRe: Can we talk about Pork?

    My ferrets (and kitty) LOVE pork. I've been feeding it for over 2 years and NEVER had a problem with it. With pork people worry about parasites usually (not necessarily bacteria). Trichinosis (worms) is what people are concearned about, but if you freeze meat this significantly reduces/kills these parasites. I was also told that in recent years the risk of trichinosis in pork has significantly decreased (FWIW).

    its a great source of digestable protein, and its rather cheap I know many others who feed pork that have not had problems.
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    DefaultRe: Can we talk about Pork?

    I feed pork. I have done pork ribs and ground pork. I've heard both the good and the bad, but the more experienced raw feeders here on JL feed pork, so I decided to go for it. IMO, dogs digestive systems are meant to handle bacteria, good and bad.


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    DefaultRe: Can we talk about Pork?

    I feed pork meat and neck bones with no problems
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    DefaultRe: Can we talk about Pork?

    Quote Originally Posted by Baloo317
    but those ribs would make a perfect RMB, and the price is right.
    I'd be very careful with pork ribs. The outer part of pork rib bones is brittle and can leave some jagged and sharp edges when chomped on. I know they're inexpensive but I think you're taking a big chance. IMO, whole pork necks are much better.

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    DefaultRe: Can we talk about Pork?

    Caleb cannot seem to handle pork--he brings it back up even with the digestive enzymes so I have not used pork. I guess I could feed some pork to Micah since Dana has fed it.
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    DefaultRe: Can we talk about Pork?

    Quote Originally Posted by jlab
    Quote Originally Posted by Baloo317
    but those ribs would make a perfect RMB, and the price is right.
    I'd be very careful with pork ribs. The outer part of pork rib bones is brittle and can leave some jagged and sharp edges when chomped on. I know they're inexpensive but I think you're taking a big chance. IMO, whole pork necks are much better.
    Really?? EEek!! :surprise:

    Ok forget that.... we'll stick with necks! My Dana-butcher will sell whole pork necks and ox tails, so that should bump up the RMB variety pretty well.
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    DefaultRe: Can we talk about Pork?

    I'm not a raw feeder, but my dogs get rmbs once or twice a week and do fine with pork necks. I've fed them to my dogs for years (Nellie loved them!) without any problems, and they do a really good job of cleaning their teeth.

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    DefaultRe: Can we talk about Pork?

    Piper's eaten pork - ribs, necks, whole ground - without ever having a problem. We also started using it to be able to increase variety.

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    DefaultRe: Can we talk about Pork?

    I give Luna pork once a week.. A ribb, the tail or other parts..

    It can give her a hard poo, but then I just give her some liver in the same meal.

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