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Can a dog catch rabies from eating warm or hot meat?

Asked by keso2 (61points) April 25th, 2008 from iPhone

My mom said not to feed my pitbull warm or hot meat, ‘cause he could catch rabies.

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mcbealer's avatar

never have heard of such a thing…

marinelife's avatar

Sorry, that is simply not true!!!! Maybe if it was the warm meat of a rabid animal, but that is probably not what you are planning to feed him, right????? I know lots of people who cook for their dogs (see Rachel Ray of Food Network fame). Just make sure the food is neither too hot nor too cold. Then no heavy exercise or rough play for about an hour while he is starting digestion.

scamp's avatar

No. That’s absurd. If that were true you would get rabies from eating also. As Marina says, it may not be the best idea for his digestive system, but it has nothing to do with contracting rabies. It must be an old wive’s tale your Mother heard somewhere. Just out of curiousity, why do you want to feed him hot meat?

syz's avatar

Rabies is transmitted by direct contact with bodily fluids of an infected animal.

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