When the Diamond dog food company, had some bad corn in their dog food. (aflatoxin)BoxerForums\";p=\"638 said:What is the Diamond dog food episode?
So, in essence, I have a very hard time believing that either E.Coli or Salmonella were truly the root cause of the stomach upset in those animals. If any of these pathogens were present in the meat prior to them eating it, it would certainly be killed by the high acid environment in their stomachs prior to ever even entering into the intestines.Carnivores have a much higher concentration of hydrochloric acid in the stomach for break down of proteins and to kill any dangerous bacteria. Their stomach acidity is less than or equal to pH 1 with food in the stomach, while humans are pH 4 to 5.
stacy\";p=\"682 said:I switched my 3 dogs to raw about 6 months ago. One day they ate kibble, and the next day they didn't...a cold turkey switch. I was very hesitate to feed chicken bones, because I was scared, so I had started with rib bones. A couple of week later..I finally got brave enough to do chicken. At first feeding was quite the event. The kids and I would hold the chicken 1/4's and let the dogs chew outta our hands. Once I was convinced that they knew how to chew..I loosened up. Now, they are handed their chicken..and take off outside with it. I feed whole prey model...no veggies on a regular basis. 2 months ago I got a WGSD pup..and he went raw from day one. I guess I should also say that my Boxer was 10 years old when she switched and had no problems at all switching.
I get alot of goodies from the prey for pets store..its mailed to me. My local butcher shop is invaluable....they have cheap tongue and heart..also a nice bag of RMB"s for 5.00. Tonight we are going catfishing to stock up on cat food!
Good luck on your switch. Im not an expert as Im still kinda new to it....but I'd be glad to try to answer any questions you have.