Is it a good idea for male dogs to eat animal testicles

pes

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Technically it is safe for a carnivore to eat a testicle. But I think the OP is not actually asking this question.
 

dartel

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Dog food is made from the same thing as hotdogs, all the leftover bits that can't be sold in the meat case, which does include the genitals.
 

pes

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That is more of a myth than anything that actually works. Probably comes from the nonsense Chinese medicine tries to pass of as legit science. :D
 

pes

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You do not need to increase the sexual drive of an animal in any way anyway and the amount of testosterone in a testicle would quite likely barely help at all.
 

pes

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The most you would get from this is a perceived improvement as a result of confirmation bias.
Unless you can measure that there actually is an improvement in a controlled manner.
All of the "traditional chinese medicine" and similar alternative crap is based on placebo and confirmation bias.
 

FloofyNewfie

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Men eat animal testicles to help sexual ability, so can male dogs also
Ah yes, the magical abilities of the placebo effect. Sometimes if you believe hard enough, your mind tricks you into believing that a certain ailment or medicine will actually work. When in reality it doesn't do anything to work as a "treatment" for the thing you wish to resolve. No, if you give your dog testicles, the only thing you'll be doing is giving him a rather weird source of protein. He'll digest it and extrapolate its calories like any other source of food.

 

pes

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No, if you give your dog testicles, the only thing you'll be doing is giving him a rather weird source of protein. He'll digest it and extrapolate its calories like any other source of food.
It may actually be even an enjoyable experience for a carnivore. :D Though I would pay attention to the safety of it and overdose, you probably do not want a dog to much down on a kilo of testicles in hopes that it will make him horny. Depending on size.
 
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Bloodwolf

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It may actually be even an enjoyable experience for a carnivore. :D Though I would pay attention to the safety of it and overdose, you probably do not want a dog to much down on a kilo of testicles in hopes that it will make him horny. Depending on size.
Rocky Mountains boi. The bar snack every dude tries to one up on their male counterparts. Testy festy is actually a thing.😂
 

FloofyNewfie

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It may actually be even an enjoyable experience for a carnivore. :D Though I would pay attention to the safety of it and overdose, you probably do not want a dog to much down on a kilo of testicles in hopes that it will make him horny. Depending on size.
Some people in America actually eat bulls testicles as a form of "delicacy" food. The people that actually eat it state that it tastes really good and sort of like liver/veal. I've never tried it myself nor do I plan to. But the main difference being that it's comfort food and not some crack-pot form of medicine. Believing it is, is pretty much on par with those that believe rhino horns can cure cancer, when in reality rhino horn is just an abundance of keratin. You'd get the same product by taking your hair and nails and grinding it up into a powder and consuming it. It's literally made of the same stuff.
 
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Bloodwolf

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Some people in America actually eat bulls testicles as a form of "delicacy" food. The people that actually eat it state that it tastes really good and sort of like liver/veal. I've never tried it myself nor do I plan to. But the main difference being that it's comfort food and not some crack-pot form of medicine. Believing it is, is pretty much on par with those that believe rhino horns can cure cancer, when in reality rhino horn is just an abundance of keratin. You'd get the same product by taking your hair and nails and grinding it up into a powder and consuming it. It's literally made of the same stuff.
Texture of liver with the penny taste. That is if they skin them first. Bread or batter fried. Turkey nuts are easier to get down as most others are quite strong
 

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The most you would get from this is a perceived improvement as a result of confirmation bias.
Unless you can measure that there actually is an improvement in a controlled manner.
All of the "traditional chinese medicine" and similar alternative crap is based on placebo and confirmation bias.
It is indeed TCM nonsense. If I'm not mistaken real TCM did use some herbs with some medicinal properties, like tea, but largely most TCM, especially the nonsense found in communist China, is basically psuedoscience based on nonsense. Ironically the TCM that may have had any medicinal properties for destroyed during the 60s and can only be found in countries like Japan and Taiwan. Even so, tea won't work as a testosterone booster, at most it'll ease a cold to varying degrees.
 

pferdamare

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I see them sometimes throw horse testicles to dogs at a veterinarian office, and it just makes me wince. Especially when you can hear it crunching under the dogs teeth. So wrong lol
 
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