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  • in reply to: PORK? YES or NO? #84980 Report Abuse
    Melanie B
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    I feed my dogs Boka pork dog food. Never had any concerns with it. You will NOT get trichinosis from a cooked product, this parasite only comes from raw pork. Pork used in dog foods is also not treated or salted (that’s ham), it is the same thing as a pork loin. Giving dogs pork from our table could cause pancreatitis because it tends to be fatty, but if the pet food is using a pork meal the fat has been rendered out of it.

    Melanie B
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    When comparing the old and the new, does the new contain less meat now that lamb meal is no longer the first ingredient and deboned lamb is. Won’t the deboned lamb move down the ingredient list once it dehydrates in the cooking process? I’m very concerned with the changes to this diet as my dog can be very sensitive to weird things. Hopefully it turns out ok. Also plastic bits in the bag is a little scary!

    in reply to: Best dry dog food to prevent bloat? #83885 Report Abuse
    Melanie B
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    Be sure to feed small meals and avoid exercise after eating. One of the biggest concerns with bloat is gastric torsion and volvulous which is usually caused by stretched ligaments holding the stomach (usually older dogs) and a large meal, usually followed by exercise. The stomach actually twists on itself causing gas to build up with no escape. If this happens this is a true emergency and your dog should see a vet ASAP.

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