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    Default Feeding Beef.

    I was recently told by a dog trainer not to feed my dogs beef as it makes their blood hot.
    I've never heard of this before and was wondering if anyone else had?

    I'm currently still feeding them beef as i have no proof that what she said was true and also she told me that I shouldn't feed them Inghams or Steggles chickens as they are full of hormones and that's why they're so big.

    I did let her know that hormones are banned in chickens and have been for 40 odd years but i couldn't be arsed explaining about selective breeding as to why the chooks grow so big.

    Just wondering if anyone can shed some light on this for me?
    Thanks.
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    Hot blood eh? Sounds as likely as the hormone story...

    Beef is a common allergen in dogs, and can cause a rash similar to what people call "hot spots". But if your dogs eat it with no ill effects they are unlikely to be allergic.

    If they do well on it - keep feeding it. You seem to have the right idea.

    In the old days people used to say that feeding oats to horses made their blood hot... They are just high in energy. Lots of oats = energetic horse. Body temperature remains the same.

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    I have heard many times that red meat can make you dog very lively & energetic, as our dog is lively anyway we always use chicken to keep him mellow, although he does like the red stuff, but who can blame him.

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    Cant say I have experienced this. My lively dogs are lively and my mellow dogs are mellow regardless of what type of meat I feed them.

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    I have found that beef can make some dogs itchy, we have had staffies with issues in the past. But as said above if your dog is okay on it I wouldn't change

    There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face.

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    There are a lot of myths and old ‘wives tales’ surrounding different foods that we feed to ourselves and our pups. Getting ‘hot’ is just one of them.

    As you know ‘tkandz' – any meat is a nutrient rich source of food for anyone.

    I remember all the ads saying ‘feed the man meat’ – inference here definitively was that the man in your life would get hot and be awesome in the s …………!

    Similar sort of thing with eating oysters - hoping that they all worked !

    So - some links:

    Myths About Raw: Does raw meat make dogs aggressive?

    The Many Myths of Raw Feeding

    myth eating meat animal | Jeff Fig's Blog

    As with everything – variety is the spice of life and moderation is the key !

    So - the next time this trainer says things to you – just smile – take it on board and assess it – if you don't agree – don't argue or explain – just take from the information given what is useful to you and your pups !
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    Thanks everyone for your responses.

    Completely agree with you RileyJ about taking the information on board and assessing it.

    Sometimes you just have to weed out the information that you believe is right for you and your dog and disregard the other stuff.

    I didn't argue with her about the beef fact but i felt compelled to correct her about the hormones in chicken as her information was based on ignorance and a lack of knowledge
    and it did bother me that she had this unfounded view that she is obviously telling all her clients about.

    Thanks for the links too. Will be having a read of them.
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    Id like to add that, your dogs blood, is always, always EXACTLY the same temp as its body.
    Because we animals have thermostats.


    What your trainer states as fact possibly, is in actual fact, impossible.

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    I'm currently still feeding them beef as i have no proof that what she said was true and also she told me that I shouldn't feed them Inghams or Steggles chickens as they are full of hormones and that's why they're so big.
    They mean hot as in temperament. I have found in SOME dogs that beef can rev them up, I find it in a few of my own. Chicken - run out of puff, Beef, rearing to go.

    As for the hormones in the chicken it's a load of shite. The chickens are so big because of selective breeding and high calorie food, hormones in feed are illegal in all states of Australia.

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    depends on the dogs I guess.
    I have fed beef to many dogs in my 30 plus adult years of having dogs with never any problems. With these ones..the greener the better and if a box from the butcher is going off they pledge their souls to him.

    Any posts made under the name of Di_dee1 one can be used by anyone as I do not give a rats.

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