Raw Meaty Bones (RMBs)
I was reading the latest edition of Whole Dog Journal today and there was an article on making food for your dogs.
It said to never feed raw Pacific Northwest salmon, trout or related fish.
You CAN feed these fish raw as long as you deep freeze them and keep them deep frozen for a minimum of 2 weeks. This freezing time is straight from the Oregon Veterinary Medical Association website.
The fluke that can infect these fish is killed by freezing and if the fluke is dead, parasite that can infect the fluke cannot cause Salmon Poisoning.
It also said when feeding raw you can feed up to 1/3 of the diet as "Raw Meaty Bones."
So what is a "Raw Meaty Bone?"
Is it a turkey breast that is 10% bone?
Is it a pork picnic roast that is 16% bone?
Is it a rack of ribs that is 45% bone?
Is it a lamb foreshank that is 52% bone?
And there is the problem with the term "Raw Meaty Bone." There is no actual definition of what it is. It means different things to different people.
Which is why it is so much simpler to say: 10% edible bone, 80% meat (etc.), 5% liver and 5% other organs.
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