Monday, May 20, 2013
Raw food are said to be dangerous for pets
Raw pet foods are uncooked meat, organs, and soft bones. There have been some disagreements if this pet diet has nutritional benefits or if it is detrimental to the pet's health.
Those who are supporting the raw pet food diet argue that the contents of raw food are more biologically appropriate than commercial pet foods. They said that the results of this diet is improved coat quality, healthy teeth, and prevention of disease like diabetes, and prevention of allergies.
Those who are not in favor of this diet are saying that scientific research shows that feeding raw food may result to nutrient deficiencies, like calcium. And there are also harmful bacteria found in raw foods like Salmonella, Clostridium difficile, and E. coli.
Dogs may not show symptoms that they are infected but they can spread the bacteria through their stool.
The Canadian Association of Raw Pet Food Manufacturers will be implementing tighter production regulations to eliminate and prevent bacterial contamination in their raw pet food products.
Whichever diet you'll be giving to your pets it is always best to consult the veterinarian, because you can never tell if your pet has allergic reaction to the pet food.