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I guess the title is pretty self-explanatory.
I thaw the beef overnight but it's still very cold when it comes time
to serve it up in her bowl.
Any way to warm it up fairly quickly without cooking it?
I think it should be warm right?

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I never give my dog warm raw meat. It is always thawed in the fridge. I don't want bacteria to have a party before they end up in my dogs belly. I have given my dog frozen meat before , too - as a meat Popsicle :)
 

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So it should be very cold ideally?
What about digestion-wise?
In nature (I know - the nature arguments :) isn't it quite warm after a kill for example?
If it is slightly warm from night before, and still in packaging, would it get bacteria like that?
 

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Well. I guess it depends of your dogs preferences. My dog doesn't care and I can't have meat sitting out because either I will forget it and it will be sitting out for several hours or one of the cats or the dog will eat it :)
Whenever I forget to take the meat out of the freezer, I put the meat in a plastic bag and put in in a bowl of warm water. It gets warm pretty quickly.
 

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Well I have a trick for you then :)
Put it in tupper ware and in the microwave or cabinets to thaw overnight.
Doubt the dog or cats will bother it.
 

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Well I have a trick for you then :)
Put it in tupper ware and in the microwave (not to cook it just to protect it of course) to thaw overnight.
Doubt the dog or cats will bother it.

Better and faster: in the sink again, in a plastic baggy, in a bowl, and leave the faucet just barely dribbling COLD water on it. It'll be thawed in a matter of minutes to a couple hours (depending on the size of the item) and stay cold at the same time.
 

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Ooh I like that trick!
Only in that case I would have to leash up the dog.
She will get anything that is getable.
 

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She's a big Newfie mix and has jumped the fence at the dog park before so that's not an option.
Has to be out of reach.
 

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It's an option, if I fix the bathroom door so it actually stays closed :)
With the drip method, doesn't it fill up the bowl and overflow?
 

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For warming it up right before you feed it, run some warm water over it for a little bit. Not hot, just luke warm.
 
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