Thinking about feeding a Raw Food Diet?
Lately, it seems as though it is in vogue to advocate feeding pets a raw food or BARF diet.
There are those that claim that these diets will cure everything from skin problems to
neurological conditions to behavioral problems. While it is true that diet can have a profound
effect on health, there have not been any studies done that support these claims. Without any
proven benefits, it is prudent to review the documented health risks to both pets and people
when feeding raw meat products.
If considering this type of diet change, we recommend reviewing the following articles and
American Animal Hospital Association's Position on Raw Protein Diets
The American Veterinary Medical Association's Position on Raw food Diets
US Food and Drug Administration's Position on Raw food Pet Diets
Tufts University Info on Raw Food Diets
Salmonella risk in raw pet food diets
Salmonella in raw chicken pet food diets
Perceptions in feeding raw meat diets to dogs
Dental Disease and Raw Food Diets by a Veterinary Dental Specialist