How safe is grocery store chicken?
I am not a member of any raw feeding groups and my husband is not hunting anymore so I don’t have access to many sources for raw meats except the grocery stores.
How safe is regular old grocery store chicken? It is on sale often for about $1.00 a pound and has been the mainstay of the raw diet for my dog, and we also eat grocery store chicken (cooked of course).
But how about these articles?
Antibiotics in chicken linked to bladder infections in humans –http://www.nydailynews.com/life-style/h ... -1.1112914http://grist.org/news/researchers-find- ... tibiotics/ http://grist.org/factory-farms/finally- ... superbugs/
It also says that 80% of the antibiotics in the US are used in livestock. No wonder the Japanese banned the import of US beef.
And what about the arsenic in chicken that is fed to them in their food?http://www.naturalnews.com/032659_arsen ... z2JdPHSa6y
Does anyone have info on if cooking this meat removes some of the antibiotics/hormones? I would not think that would take out arsenic but does it remove some of the other stuff?
But if chicken is causing bladder infections in people, certainly they are not eating raw chicken so I guess that answers my question…
So if you are feeding grocery store chicken to your dogs, how bad is it? And how different from this chicken is the chicken used in quality kibble and in pre-made raw such as the Nature’s Variety raw patties?
I have switched to eating supposedly (if you can trust the labels!) hormone free antibiotic free chicken these days and I am wondering if I should buy it for dog food too? I can get these chicken quarters for about $1.79 to $2 a pound… so not much different than quality kibble and less than pre-made raw.
Any thoughts on all this…?