Should you fully cook ground deer or can dogs eat it rare?

Fully cook venison before feeding it to a dog, as the meat may be tainted with e-coli, or may contain parasites. Raw meat of any kind should be fed to dogs only as part of a completely raw diet; mixing cooked and raw foods can cause intestinal problems. When feeding a raw diet, it is important to obtain meat from a source that can be trusted to provide an uncontaminated product.