Is it safe to feed thawed out chicken then refreeze? - Page 2 - Chihuahua Forum : Chihuahua Breed Dog Forums
 
Chihuahua Forum : Chihuahua Breed Dog Forums


Chihuahua-People.com is the premier Chihuahua Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.

Go Back   Chihuahua Forum : Chihuahua Breed Dog Forums > Chihuahuas > Chihuahua Questions

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #9  
Old 11-25-2012, 02:17 PM
Dennidkf's Avatar
chi person
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Australia
Posts: 17
Thanks: 1
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default

Good point, but isn't it better to give bacteria free food and not take the risk?..


Sent from my iPhone using Petguide.com Free App
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #10  
Old 11-25-2012, 02:23 PM
LostLakeLua's Avatar
chi god/godess
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Name: Kat
Location: Illinois
Posts: 3,095
Thanks: 467
Thanked 165 Times in 135 Posts
Default

It would be a worse risk to your dogs health to feed it stale kibble in a bag, IMO. Raw foods are what's natural for them; wolves don't freeze their kill before eating it. The risk to your dogs health comes into play when feeding it overly processed grains- that'll have a worse effect on them than thawed meat would.
__________________
~*~*~*~*~*~*~

facebook.com/rescutopia
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 11-25-2012, 02:33 PM
Wicked Pixie's Avatar
Administrator
chi god/godess
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Name: Stella
Location: Frome, Somerset, UK
Posts: 4,061
Thanks: 106
Thanked 1,011 Times in 782 Posts
Default

I don't think there is an increased risk in feeding chicken (or any other meat) that has been briefly defrosted and then re-frozen, which is what the OP asked.
I am a huge advocate for a natural raw diet for dogs, I have found the health benefits far outweigh any possible risks. Have a look in the feeding forum, there is a lot of excellent information on feeding raw. The perceived dangers of bacteria is a common raw-feeding myth.
__________________
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 11-25-2012, 02:54 PM
Dennidkf's Avatar
chi person
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Australia
Posts: 17
Thanks: 1
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default

I'm new to owning a chi, food is the most confusing part about it.
The advise from chi breeders and alike tell me something completely different regarding raw food. My understanding is that we have breed the dog to be domestic and it's not wise to feed raw food. Please understand I'm not doubting your way of feeding but even the specialist vet from Sydney advised not to raw feed our chi. This is so hard as the only thing that's important is the health and happiness of our dogs, as a food safety inspector I still would not take the risk.
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 11-25-2012, 02:58 PM
Dennidkf's Avatar
chi person
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Australia
Posts: 17
Thanks: 1
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default

But your comments have got me thinking about read and understanding more about raw feeding. Thank you.
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 11-25-2012, 03:00 PM
Dennidkf's Avatar
chi person
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Australia
Posts: 17
Thanks: 1
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default

Sorry it's 3am in the morning here and my spelling and typing is a bit off....lol
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 11-25-2012, 03:11 PM
Wicked Pixie's Avatar
Administrator
chi god/godess
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Name: Stella
Location: Frome, Somerset, UK
Posts: 4,061
Thanks: 106
Thanked 1,011 Times in 782 Posts
Default

How you feed is entirely your choice, there are some excellent commercial foods on the market (ZiwiPeak for example.) In the main though, commercial dog food companies are focused more on profit than good nutrition.
Unfortunately very few vets are experts on canine nutrition, and the vast majority are sponsored by the large dog food companies to promote poor quality complete foods. In the UK most vets push Hills Science Diet, a kibble that is full of unnecessary fillers and low-quality ingredients. I wouldn't dream of feeding it to any dog, especially not a tiny Chihuahua!
There is plenty of literature explaining that wolves and domestic dogs are almost identical physiologically, and that a raw meat diet is the most natural way to feed a dog.
Here is an article you might find interesting.
anatomy of eating
__________________
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Wicked Pixie For This Useful Post:
LostLakeLua (11-25-2012)
  #16  
Old 11-25-2012, 03:30 PM
Dennidkf's Avatar
chi person
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Australia
Posts: 17
Thanks: 1
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default

We feed our chi freshly cooked chicken, veggies and rice, raw bones and some dry treats. I don't feed commercial food at all and I don't think Georgina Child our vet specialist would be a sponsor for a dog food company...lol. Please google her she is base in Sydney but I think she has done some work in the uk?..
It's been wonderful talking to you, thank you but it's time for bed 3.30am here
Goodnight....
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT. The time now is 12:01 AM.



Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright 2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.5.2
Chihuahua People 2004-2009
PetGuide.com
Basset.net DobermanTalk.com GoldenRetrieverForum.com OurBeagleWorld.com
BoxerForums.com DogForums.com GoPitbull.com PoodleForum.com
BulldogBreeds.com FishForums.com HavaneseForum.com SpoiledMaltese.com
CatForum.com GermanShepherds.com Labradoodle-dogs.net YorkieForum.com
Chihuahua-People.com RetrieverBreeds.com