View Full Version : Question on raw feeding

07-16-2009, 11:25 AM
We are over-run with wild hogs! There is an open season on them- lots are being shot, but no one (human ) will eat one. I've never tried it, but have been told that they do NOT taste like the pork we raise for food. But, my question is- why can't this meat be fed to our dogs? Everyone tells me not to use the meat, but most dogs I know eat deer meat. No one can explain why not to feed this free food- I keep hearing "I've heard tell, not to feed wild pork to anything" but I want to know why? Coyotes will eat it, if you leave it laying there. Why can't dogs eat wild pork? Seems to me lots of free meat being wasted.

07-16-2009, 11:35 AM
This is probably the reason:


07-16-2009, 11:36 AM
I was under the assumption that dogs don't digest pork very easily...I don't know if wild pork would be any different though...

07-16-2009, 12:49 PM
This is probably the reason:


Trichinosis was my first thought too.

07-16-2009, 01:22 PM
Cooking the meat should prevent any problems. My dogs eat rabbits with no problem, although Opie ate a cow patty yesterday morning and was sick all day:s4:YUCK:puke:
Guess I'll quit looking for free food- not worth the risk! While I was cleaning up after Opie, Penny got her paw stuck on a sticky trap! Can't catch the darn mouse, but I caught Penny:roll1: