Many people turn to raw dog food instead of the commercial kibble because they have good intentions on the health of their pets. It is still controversial if raw food benefits dogs or it is too risky.
Some of the benefits that pet owners want to achieve are shinier coats, healthier skin, cleaner teeth, energy boost and smaller and less frequent stools.
The main argument among pet owners is that dogs and cats have a stronger stomach and they can more easily digest raw meat and microorganisms from it, compared to humans.
Most of the veterinarians disagree with this type of feeding, so does the FDA. Several studies have been published in veterinary journals on the subject of the risks of a raw diet.
The latest research on raw dog food, published in “Vet record” claims to have analyzed 35 commercial raw foods in the Netherlands. Listeria, E.coli, Salmonella, Sarcocystis cruzi and Toxoplasma gondii were found.
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