No this is a myth. Let’s take the facts:
- Most deworming meds are for heartworms. Heartworms are transmitted by mosquitoes, not raw meat. If you are deworming against gut worms (e.g. tapeworm, hookworm, whipworm, roundworm), you do not need to medicate pre-emptively as this is toxic for your pet. Heartworms can be detected by a simple blood titre test at leading vets every 4 months. Gutworms are easily detectable by examining your pet’s stools for small white/pinkish ‘rice grains’ that wriggle – your vet will be able to prescribe meds that will clear the worms within weeks (gutworms, while gross, are rarely fatal).
- Worms and parasites such as trichinosis, toxoplasma are usually killed by freezing raw meats.
- Worms do not reside in muscle meats, but rather entrails/intestines of animals (hence why they are referred to as gut worms) – BOM BOM does not advocate feeding entrails.

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