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Ruffio N Reinas 05-24-2013 04:50 PM

Packaged Ground Meat?
 
I was wondering if it is okay for them to eat the packaged ground meat. The kind that comes in like a tube shape.

lilbabyvenus 05-24-2013 05:07 PM

I don't see why it wouldn't be. I feed it to mine now and again. No problems so far ;)

Wicked Pixie 05-24-2013 06:37 PM

Is it just ground raw meat? Or complete raw diet? If so then these are both fine to feed. Lots of UK raw feeders use this type of product as a basis for their raw diet. I prefer to offer whole/large pieces of meat as it is more natural and they get to use their teeth, which to me is one of the reasons I feed a raw diet.

If it is the processed meat such as these;
Chub Rolls
I would be very careful to read the label! These particular ones contain ' Meat and animal derivatives, Derivatives of vegetable origin, Minerals, Herbs (min 0.1% Basil). With antioxidants, preservatives, flavour, colour.' So not only do they not specify what meat is included, they also contain unspecified cereals, as well as flavourings and colourants, which do not belong in dog food at all IMO. So not something I would feed to my dogs.

doginthedesert 05-24-2013 07:19 PM

Yeah, the meat that comes in the tube like that is often enhanced or added to so read the label carefully- but if it is not nothing wrong with ground beef from time to time. It is more likely to have bacteria in it than whole cuts that are not ground- so if you dog is immune suppressed somehow I wouldn't feed it- but that is the only bad thing about it I can think of.

Watch out for fat though- there is often a lot of fat in cheaper ground meat so make sure you introduce it slowly if your dog is not already accustomed to eating a good bit of fat in a meal already.


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