How to Sterilize Meat for Dogs

by Elle Di Jensen

Steralize raw meat before feeding it to your dog to avoid illness.

Raw diet or cooked for dogs? Not everyone agrees, but if you're leaning towards a raw diet, remember your domestic pooch may not produce the good bacteria or enough hydrochloric acid to protect him from evil food-borne diseases. Sterilizing raw meat before feeding it to him will help avoid illness.

Step 1

Fill your sink with cold water.

Step 2

Stir in 1 teaspoon of basic unscented bleach for every 2 gallons of water in your sink.

Step 3

Place the meat in the water, completely submerging it.

Step 4

Allow the meat to soak for at least five minutes but no longer than 10 minutes.

Step 5

Rinse the meat off and set it on a paper towel.

Step 6

Drain and completely rinse the sink to remove all traces of the bleach, then refill the sink.

Step 7

Place the meat in the plain water and soak it for 10 more minutes.

Step 8

Remove the meat from the water and pat it dry with paper towels.

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