(Closed) The Italian Sausage incident

posted 7 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

He’s probably fine to go back on his regular food as long as stools are solid.

You can also add some canned pumpkin, it helps with poo-issues (both diarrhea and constipation).

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

I agree regular food as well.

On a side note, good thing those sausages were cooked – I was making breakfast sausage one morning & my dog jumped up to the island and ate the ENTIRE tube of RAW sausage when I left the room for a few mins. She has never done this before so I was completely shocked! She was fine thank goodness!

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

“good thing those sausages were cooked”

Raw meat is actually fine for dogs. I feed my dogs an entirely raw diet. (Google “prey model raw” or “BARF” for more info. Prey-model and BARF are slightly differently, but both raw diets for dogs.)

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

@abbyful: Learn something new everyday – I had no clue!

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

We have a friend who’s dog ate an entire block of butter off the counter….. She was fine after a few days of some really bad pooping.

The things they get into! I tell YA!

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@abbyful: I actually was told raw pork was a no no. I guess dogs are suceptible to the same parasites we are. We did a raw diet when they were younger, but always cooked the pork.  Have you heard this?

 

And @MrsLongcoatPeacoat: We grill hotdogs and sausages at our lake house during the summer often and our labrador is famous for trying to sneak them off of the picnic table when we aren’t looking. 

I guess one night she managed to sneak a whole package and  proceeded to swallow them whole. How do I know this? I woke up at 6 am with her projectile vomiting them across our bed. There weren’t even teeth marks. I may never recover from the sight. 

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@bree72 – Domestic pork is fine. It was trichinosis that was the main cause for concern eating undercooked pork for humans, but now days it’s extremely rare.

Wild boar is a “no-no”. Wild boar can carry Pseudorabies and other nasty diseases (things wiped out in domestic pigs).

Basically, if you can buy it at the grocery store  it’s safe to feed to a dog raw (with the exception of fresh wild-caught pacific salmon).

With wild game meat, most is okay (should be frozen for 2+ weeks first), but some should be avoided, so that takes a little extra research. Like I mentioned earlier, wild boar is one of the “should be avoided” because of the diseases they carry.

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Our dog has stress induced IBS (Inflammatory Bowel syndrome) so she doesn’t have the best stomach which is why she is on prescription dog food.  Before she was diagnosed, when she would have episodes of throwing up and diarrhea at the same time. (poor puppy dog.) Until she was taken to the vet  (a few days later because it was the weekend), our vet said to give her white rice so it wouldn’t irritate her stomach.  She wouldn’t eat her food but she always eat some of the rice. Also, they said a tablespoon of pepto bismul is okay for dogs.  I would call your vet to double check though. 

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