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What should sport dog eat?

Discussion in 'Sports & Activities' started by Hellic, Jan 3, 2017.

  1. slim12

    slim12 CH Dog Staff Member

    I guess feeding pork it an 'at your own risk' scenario.

    I have read about it but never known anyone who actually experienced the negative impacts.

    If it were a staple of their diet year around it might become an issue. For our dogs, it is a couple three days in a row, maybe twice to three times per year.

    When I used to feed from a butcher's scrap box it was basically the dogs got fed in the reverse order of how it went into the bucket.

    To each his own I suppose.

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    From what ive read and fed myself , pork is no worse than feeding beef , chicken or anyother meat. Freezing and cooked long enough is insurance for pork but trichinosis is pretty much unheard of these days since feeding raw meat to commercially raised pigs is illegal. I try to keep as much pork fat out though. My ex sister inlaws family has been in the meat business for over fifty years and I get pretty much what ever I want. Ive fed it all.
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  4. slim12

    slim12 CH Dog Staff Member

  5. Always wondered about pork as I have fed it to a lot of hounds. Just never cared to do research on how bad it could b. Personally I never seen a difference in the dog himself from pork to beef or other fancy stuff
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  6. slim12

    slim12 CH Dog Staff Member

    Same here. I have fed just about every way imaginable. What works best for me is a combination of dry and raw. I try to up the amount of raw as much as I can but I use the dry for the convenience. Pork falls into that group. When I have it I feed it. It is not often, mostly when we kill hogs. I feed more chicken/chicken backs than anything. Mostly due to the price. It is cheap and always goes on sale for one reason or another.

    The 10lb. bag of leg quarters is normally $0.79 and when they are on sale for $0.69 I buy up three or four bags. In the winter months I buy cases of chicken backs and let mother nature do the refrigeration. If a pack of pork whatever falls down in this price range I will pick it up too.

    The chicken backs are the best. All of my dogs can catch them in mid-air, except for one. She will let it land so I have to put hers in the bowl. Everyone else I walk by and toss them in the air. I have like 11 or 12 outfielders shagging fly balls.


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