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post #11 of 15 (permalink) Old 01-30-2013, 08:36 AM
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Okay, i read that article that Dave posted and the tested bully sticks tested positive in a couple cases for MRSA and C.Diff. Yeah. OK. I won't be buying those ever again!
Made me kind of glad Kodi has a beef intolerance, so bully sticks are off the menu anyway!


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No more bully sticks for us. I just bought the sisters one for a special treat. Before the bully stick would last for weeks . Zoey has turned into a chewer and chewed it in one day. Her digestive system got messed up . Now that I know how much bad bacteria is in them I wont offer it any more.
This is what the study found
All 26 treats were tested for bacterial contaminants. One (4 percent) of the sticks was contaminated with Clostridium difficile; one (four percent) was contaminated with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), a type of staph bacteria that is resistant to certain antibiotics; and seven (27 percent) were contaminated with Escherichia coli, including one tetracycline-resistant sample.
I don't under stand if a dog food had this much bacteria it would be recalled.

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My understanding from the article was that the bacteria wasn't harmful to the dog, it was just that humans needed to wash their hands after handling the sticks. Or maybe I missed something.

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No more bully sticks for us. I just bought the sisters one for a special treat. Before the bully stick would last for weeks . Zoey has turned into a chewer and chewed it in one day. Her digestive system got messed up . Now that I know how much bad bacteria is in them I wont offer it any more.
This is what the study found
All 26 treats were tested for bacterial contaminants. One (4 percent) of the sticks was contaminated with Clostridium difficile; one (four percent) was contaminated with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), a type of staph bacteria that is resistant to certain antibiotics; and seven (27 percent) were contaminated with Escherichia coli, including one tetracycline-resistant sample.
I don't under stand if a dog food had this much bacteria it would be recalled.

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WOW. crazy. our poor dogs, is there nothing 'safe' for them to chew on!???

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