Hi, Have been looking for beef jerky in the stores (I`m from Norway) but I cant find any without sugar ect added.
In the pets store I found a lot of dried heart/stomach ect that was witout any added ingridients, just 100% natural. It wasn`t too expencive either. I just wonder what do you think about this? Can I eat it, even if its dogs food? I recon since it shuold be safe for my dog, it sholkd be safe for me to eat as well?
..haha, people had to think I was a freak, if they saw me eating dogs food XD
I absolutely would not feed myself, let alone my dog ANYTHING that is labeled as "Pet Food". (Disclaimer: Yes, I'm a Raw Feeder and have been for 8 years.)
Pet food is the dumping grounds for the human food chain and as such contains such lovely things as "The Four Ds": dead, dying, down, diseased animals. In addition, Pet Food includes animals that have been fed medications throughout their lifetimes, producing meat not fit for human consumption. (An example of this is the common use of Bute in the equine industry.)
Why not make your own jerky?
If it's completely natural, then as you assume, I guess it would be fine. However I'm tipping the manufactures of pet food don't have to adhere to the same standards as food for human consumption, so I guess there is the potential of some type of contamination that isn't going to be so good for you.
So you'd probably be fine, but do you want to risk it?
I'd just make my own, heaps of good recipes on the net, here is but one that I like.... http://www.latestinpaleo.com/blog/2011/3/1/latest-in-paleo-best-beef-jerky-recipe.html
Also you don't need a dehydrator, you can use an oven on a low temp, or make one out of cardboard box and a lamp. Once again Google is your friend :)
I might consider it if it was an emergency, because I personally know the people who make my dogs food and it contains only human grade organic/pastured meat and organic vegetables. It even contains Salmon oil. Crazy that my dog eats as well or better than me on most days:)
hahahah no joke i have wondered the same thing before, least you had the balls to ask. i have seen them too... the ingredients list just heart or whatever and its dehydrated
try it, and report back. if you do it ill do it haha
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