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Would you eat a joint of meat the dog had chewed?

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Swingball Mon 03-Nov-14 16:24:58

Bloody dog half inched an uncooked joint of lamb, so expensive, off the kitchen worktop. Chewed it a bit before I prised it off him. Should I cut the chewed bit off and cook it? DH would be non the wiser. Or is that just too gross and should I just let buggerlugs have it (the dog).

usualsuspect333 Mon 03-Nov-14 16:27:43

I'd cut the chewed bit off and then cook it. I am a bit of a slob though.

ShatnersKaBOOM Mon 03-Nov-14 16:28:03

Bloody hell, no way. It's been in an animal's mouth and, I guess, on the floor. Too dirty to even think about eating.

Lilcamper Mon 03-Nov-14 16:45:54

Dog's mouths are surprisingly clean plus cooking will kill off any bugs.

VivaLeBeaver Mon 03-Nov-14 16:49:12

I'm in two minds. I think if I'd seen the dog do it so I knew it had been a quick chew before I grabbed it back and was confident it hadn't been licked all over then he's I'd probably cut the chewed bit off and cook it.

Bowlersarm Mon 03-Nov-14 16:50:01

I would.

DHandhisghastlyhauntedfoot Mon 03-Nov-14 16:50:07

Cut and wash here.

RudyMentary Mon 03-Nov-14 16:51:20

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Catsmamma Mon 03-Nov-14 16:52:13

providing Dogface had not been able to roll about the garden in triumph with it, digging and baying then I'd use it.

quick rinse under the tap. I know the general stance on MN for washing meat, but feel this is the one exception...and into a jolly hot oven for half an hour and then as normal.

and never say a thing.

MissWimpyDimple Mon 03-Nov-14 16:53:16

As a non-doggy person I wouldn't, but as you have a dog and it was YOUR dog that did it I think I would cut and wash...

Hulababy Mon 03-Nov-14 16:54:49

No, I wouldn't serve it for anyone, and I could't face eating myself at all either.

Swingball Mon 03-Nov-14 17:06:58

I'm thinking in the olden days the dog would have been running around with the rabbit in it's mouth that I was about to have for my tea.

I'll tell dh and give him the option of not eating it. DD won't want it anyway because apparently she is a 'pescatarian' (6 years old).

RudyMentary Mon 03-Nov-14 17:09:57

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5madthings Mon 03-Nov-14 17:11:56

Just cut off the chewed bit and cook it, the cooking will kill any germs. I am a non doggy person (allergic) and would still do that rather than waste an expensive joint of meat!

HoundoftheBaskervilles Mon 03-Nov-14 17:14:07

I've wrestled crackling off the cat before and eaten it to no ill effects & that had been on the floor, in a cat's mouth & wasn't going to be cooked as it already was. NO-ONE gets my crackling though.

I'd cut and cook without a second thought, there's no way I'd be throwing a joint of lamb in the bin. It will be absolutely fine.

VivaLeBeaver Mon 03-Nov-14 17:14:55

My dog eats his shit which I think is why I'm slightly yuck at it. But I'm sure the cooking would kill the bugs.

BaronessBomburst Mon 03-Nov-14 17:16:31

I'd just trim it and cook it too.
And I'm another non-dog person.
No one worries about the germs the lamb may have had!

Swingball Mon 03-Nov-14 17:17:13

He isn't a shit eater. That might be different.

Owllady Mon 03-Nov-14 17:17:21

I'd wash and cut off the chewed bit and eat it, well eat it after it was cooked
It'll be fine smile

zippyandbungle Mon 03-Nov-14 17:21:51

Hell yes. A hot oven will kill any germs. But I would give DH the chance to opt out...or would I? grin

lljkk Mon 03-Nov-14 17:24:28

Wild Rats gnawed on a frozen turkey we left in the garage.
Of course I still cooked & ate the damn thing. & would again.

HelloItsMeFell Mon 03-Nov-14 17:25:20


Toooldtobearsed Mon 03-Nov-14 17:30:07

Added flavour! Cut the 'bits' off and cook it!

And give the bits to,doggrin

Toooldtobearsed Mon 03-Nov-14 17:30:32

Stray cooma, sorry!

Toooldtobearsed Mon 03-Nov-14 17:30:50

BUGGER, comma.

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