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Old 10-22-2008, 11:42 AM
 
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Occasionally I buy her organ meat.
I bought liver a few weeks ago and my vegetarian husband complained about the smell.
I bought the dog some beef heart to use in training/whatever.
Any ideas how to cook and use this?
I am actually pretty disgusted myself by organ meat but the dog likes it.
Thanks.
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Old 10-22-2008, 11:54 AM
 
Location: Montrose, CA
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Why cook it? Cut it up and feed it raw, how a canine would eat meat naturally in the wild.
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Old 10-22-2008, 11:57 AM
 
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You can cook it, as well. Be aware that beef has parasites that are killed by freezing solid for 24h or cooking. I'd just cut it up and gently boil (poach) the pieces for a few minutes.
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Old 10-22-2008, 11:59 AM
 
Location: South Carolina
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No offense..but...EEEEWWWW!!

Best to cook it. Never know what lies in an animals insides....I dont envy you the task though...
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Old 10-22-2008, 12:43 PM
 
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I wouldn't feed the whole thing at once. I usually just cut it up and give a bit at a time, uncooked. Keep it in the freezer until you're ready for it.
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Old 10-22-2008, 12:49 PM
 
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Occasionally I buy her organ meat.
I bought liver a few weeks ago and my vegetarian husband complained about the smell.
I bought the dog some beef heart to use in training/whatever.
Any ideas how to cook and use this?
I am actually pretty disgusted myself by organ meat but the dog likes it.
Thanks.
I think that once you have the beef heart the appropriate next step is to... give it to the dog.

Absolutely no harm will come to your dog from eating raw meat so long as it has been refrigerated / frozen and isn't allowed to spoil. I've heard a lot of raw diet proponents use the line of reasoning that a wolf can eat raw so why can't a dog? While I agree that dogs can and do thrive on an exclusively raw diet I don't like the line of reasoning. Wolves have enjoyed the benefit of selection over countless millennia for the most robust immune systems to be found anywhere in nature. Dogs have not. Dogs have been altered significantly to suit human needs and in the process a lot of very favorable survival traits have been bred out of them. Dogs can be every bit as susceptible to salmonella, e.coli, botulism, etc. etc. as you or I. If you take the same precautions with your dog's raw meat that you would take with your own (short of cooking it) the dog will be fine.

If you get your dog raw bones, do NOT cook them. Dogs can eat any kind of raw bone (poultry, beef, pork, etc.) without any problem. Cooking the bone dehydrates it making it much harder and more brittle. Cooked bone shards are very abrasive to the dog's digestive tract and can result in some serious GI problems.
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Old 10-22-2008, 01:16 PM
 
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Anything given raw to a dog, with respect to meat/bones, should be frozen SOLID for at least 24h to kill parasites. It won't kill bacteria, but it will kill many parasites.
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Old 10-22-2008, 01:19 PM
 
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Depending on your dog's total diet, raw meats, particularly rich organ meats can cause transient diarrhea. I'd go easy on it. Or cook it in small bits. I got the impression you intend to use it for training treats? Good idea!
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Old 10-22-2008, 01:29 PM
 
Location: Montrose, CA
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Dogs eat poo. They lick their own butts and other dogs' butts. They roll in dead rotten animals. Beef heart tartare isn't going to hurt him.
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Old 10-22-2008, 03:27 PM
 
Location: "The Sunshine State"
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I think that once you have the beef heart the appropriate next step is to... give it to the dog.

Absolutely no harm will come to your dog from eating raw meat so long as it has been refrigerated / frozen and isn't allowed to spoil. I've heard a lot of raw diet proponents use the line of reasoning that a wolf can eat raw so why can't a dog? While I agree that dogs can and do thrive on an exclusively raw diet I don't like the line of reasoning. Wolves have enjoyed the benefit of selection over countless millennia for the most robust immune systems to be found anywhere in nature. Dogs have not. Dogs have been altered significantly to suit human needs and in the process a lot of very favorable survival traits have been bred out of them. Dogs can be every bit as susceptible to salmonella, e.coli, botulism, etc. etc. as you or I. If you take the same precautions with your dog's raw meat that you would take with your own (short of cooking it) the dog will be fine.

If you get your dog raw bones, do NOT cook them. Dogs can eat any kind of raw bone (poultry, beef, pork, etc.) without any problem. Cooking the bone dehydrates it making it much harder and more brittle. Cooked bone shards are very abrasive to the dog's digestive tract and can result in some serious GI problems.
My insignificant other gave my Chyna a steak bone the other night when I was not looking! I did not know until later that night she was gagging and threw up two different times, two pieces of the bone....and both had somewhat sharp edges on them....boy did I yell! I do not give my dogs any bones except for the Dentleys ones I have posted.
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