Raw Pork Rib Bones? - Raw Food Diet Forum - Dogster
Jan 26, 2015 - All of our dogs have a chicken intolerance and, like I said above, I don't feel comfortable feeding raw pork (ham)
The safest bones for dogs to eat are small, soft bones that are large enough to prevent dogs from swallowing them whole. Pork bones tend to be thicker and harder bones, so choose small pork bones. If your dog is able to eat these, you can try slightly larger pork bones. Many dog owners feed bones as a treat, but you can also feed bones as part of a raw foods diet.
Trichinosis (trichinellosis or trichiniasis) is a parasitic disease caused by a roundworm (nematode) parasite called Trichinella spiralis. T. spiralis is also known as “pork worm” because in most cases infection is seen due to eating contaminated raw or undercooked pork. This parasite is responsible for causing infection in dogs, people, and pigs.
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We probably know that our domesticated dogs come from the wolf and are the result of intensive breeding for traits that we wanted in our working dogs or companions. While it's difficult for me to see the wolf in my 8 pound silky cross, Maisy, it sure doesn't stop her from knowing what to do with a smoked pork shank, raw chicken wing, or raw lamb bone!So toss the Pug a chicken quarter. Let the Shi Tzu andLhasa Apso work on a pork neck. Avoid the temptation to cut their foodinto smaller pieces; remember, smaller is NOT good, because smallerpieces increase the likelihood of the dog gulping and then gagging ontheir food. Stick with the big pieces, and your dog will get the hangof chewing its food very quickly. If you need to start with bonelessmeats at first to get your dog used to the taste and texture of rawfood, then do that first. Once they are eating their meaty meal withgusto, add in a bony meal and let the dog figure it out. If the dogsare picky, pick the raw meaty bone up after 15 minutes and put it awayfor later. Offer it again at the next feeding or at the next day. Alittle bit of tough love (assuming the dog does not have any healthproblems or special needs that require it to eat at least once a day)may be necessary to encourage the dog to use its teeth, but it will bewell worth it!While pork is relatively safe for cats, there are some concerns about raw pork as a part of a cat’s diet—and in a dog’s diet, too, for that matter. Things that you should pay attention to are trichinosis, high fat content in pork, and possible allergic reactions.Should dogs eat pork if it’s raw? It’s okay to do. You just want to make sure that you kill any risk of parasites by freezing it for a few weeks before feeding it.