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SILLY QUESTION ABOUT DOGS

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Jill 2011 (aka Warrior Princess of Cilla!)

Jill 2011 (aka Warrior Princess of Cilla!) Report 29 Jun 2008 21:18

It's all making sense now. But it is odd that they don't put pork in dog food. If it's cooked it should be OK.

Weird.

And worms in fish! Gross!!

I eat much more fish than meat but I'm not sure I want to now!

Thank you everyone. Food for thought!

Ails from NI

Ails from NI Report 29 Jun 2008 21:18

It's a worm called trichinosis - I heard about this worm many years ago when doing Home Economics in school!!

Ails x

♥ Kitty the Rubbish Cook ♥

♥ Kitty the Rubbish Cook ♥ Report 29 Jun 2008 21:18

Oh heck....................never EVER google tapeworms!!!!! *shudders*

Julie

Julie Report 29 Jun 2008 21:15

Someone pass me a bucket......pmsl

chrisa

chrisa Report 29 Jun 2008 21:12

I think it comes from when dogs were commonly given raw meat.

Pork was well known to give you a tape worm if it was undercooked.

People gave their dogs raw meat (steak etc) rather than cooked meat. In fact weaning pups shouldn't be given cooked meat but minced raw steak. So I think that's where it comes from.

♥ Kitty the Rubbish Cook ♥

♥ Kitty the Rubbish Cook ♥ Report 29 Jun 2008 21:11

Cod?????? *gasps* you sure?????/

Ewwwwwwwwww

I don't touch shellfish as they all eat sewage and stuff.................I think, but I do love my cod, tuna and plaice.

But worms????? Yuk yuk yuk!!

AnnCardiff

AnnCardiff Report 29 Jun 2008 21:11

I've seen worms in fresh fish - just ordinary worms which are apparently in the fish to keep them clean!! not my idea of cleanliness though!!

AnnCardiff

AnnCardiff Report 29 Jun 2008 21:10

think I'm right, but sure someone will pull me up on it if I've got it wrong!! I love pork and have never had a problem with it - used to be years ago "don't eat it if there's not an R in the month or something like that" but that was in the days before we all had refrigerators

Amanda2003

Amanda2003 Report 29 Jun 2008 21:09

You never see cans of pet food that say " with pork " on them.

We give ours the odd bit of pork scraps but not very often.

♥ Kitty the Rubbish Cook ♥

♥ Kitty the Rubbish Cook ♥ Report 29 Jun 2008 21:09

Tapeworm???

Yuk!!!!!!!!

I always cook pork thoroughly and chicken until it falls off the bone..............now you've put me right off pork:( LOL

Jill 2011 (aka Warrior Princess of Cilla!)

Jill 2011 (aka Warrior Princess of Cilla!) Report 29 Jun 2008 21:07

worms! that would make sense. But is that confined just to pork? Would explain it if it was ....

Jill 2011 (aka Warrior Princess of Cilla!)

Jill 2011 (aka Warrior Princess of Cilla!) Report 29 Jun 2008 21:07

I've had the odd occasion when the pooch has nicked a bit of bacon rind - no reaction or anything. But there must have been some sort of truth behind it mustn't there?

AnnCardiff

AnnCardiff Report 29 Jun 2008 21:07

think that's tape worm Kitty!

AnnCardiff

AnnCardiff Report 29 Jun 2008 21:06

never ever heard that one - any dogs we've had always were given any meat scraps including pork, which we had more often than any other meat! Our old bull terrier practically lived on pork sausages

♥ Kitty the Rubbish Cook ♥

♥ Kitty the Rubbish Cook ♥ Report 29 Jun 2008 21:06

Just googled and as long as it is well cooked it's fine, but raw pork can contain a worm that is dangerous to humans and animals.

♥ Kitty the Rubbish Cook ♥

♥ Kitty the Rubbish Cook ♥ Report 29 Jun 2008 21:02

We give ours pork scraps sometimes and she seems fine with it.

Julie

Julie Report 29 Jun 2008 21:01

Must say I've heard this too...?????????????

Jill 2011 (aka Warrior Princess of Cilla!)

Jill 2011 (aka Warrior Princess of Cilla!) Report 29 Jun 2008 21:00

My mother always told me that dogs are not allowed to eat pork. Now while I don't feed my dog pork I just wondered if there's any truth in this or whether it's just an old wives' tale (sorry mum!).

Anyone have any ideas?