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    Default Toxoplasmosis

    I saw the segment about toxo on telly last night. Sooo because Misha luvs eating dried cat poo I decided to do some research on it this morning - anything to avoid housework LOL!
    I found it interesting that there were quite a few recommendations to freeze dog meat & bones before thawing and feeding to our pets, allegedly this can kill a variety of undesirable organisms which MIGHT be present in raw meat and bones, and which aren't harmed by refrigeration.
    I buy fresh bones for Misha and often leave 1 or 2 in the fridge ready for use and freeze the rest. Guess I won't be doing that any more!

    Had to share this ... OK, it's just another excuse to avoid housework

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    Yeah I should be doing my housework right now.
    I find that interesting in having to freeze them before thawing out.
    I always freeze my meat for the dogs anyway as the husband is a roo
    shooter so we have so much meat it all gets bagged and put into the freezer.

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    If you buy fresh bones from the butcher for "soup" or "stock" (human consumption) they should not have any bad organisms in them. I never tell the butcher if I'm buying for me or the dog.

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    The reporting was that human grade meat is going to be cooked for human consumption thus destroying any little nasties that might be present. But you are correct Hyacinth, we shouldn't make too much of what we read on the net!

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    Meat is so much safer than it used to be because of better handling and storing practices end to end.

    Most of you will probably be shocked to learn that humans eating raw meat is popular in Europe and has been for who knows how long. I did it just the other day! Made steak tartar with raw beef AND raw egg yolk and had it on a sandwich. So obviously I'm not going to worry about giving raw, unfrozen meat to my pets!

    And isn't toxoplasmosis only dangerous when you're pregnant anyway?

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    Yes, Toxo is dangerous for pregnant women and also for those who are immunocompromised.

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