I have a question...I've been told before that raw pork is not safe to feed dogs. My dogs eat raw and have eaten chicken, turkey, rabbit, venison, beef, lamb and duck. I have never fed pork. I just received my Whole Dog Journal the other day, and I was reading an article on pasture-fed animals, and it said that raw pork was good for dogs...now I'm confused. Any thoughts on this?
Here's part of the article, I hope I'm allowed to post this portion:
“Wild pig is a favorite food of dogs everywhere,” she says, “and it’s very good for them. The hide can be left on some cuts of pork, which the pups here just adore. Trichinosis, the parasitic disease caused by the roundworm Trichinella spiralis, is still associated with undercooked pork but it is all but unheard-of in the U.S. today. Even if it were in the pork, it is killed by five days of freezing, and all of our meats are sold frozen. In 2006, the Centers for Disease Control reported something like 38 cases of trichinosis, all of which came from wild game and none from farmed pork. Contrast this with 23,000 reported cases of salmonella. Pork is a really safe raw food to give to dogs.”