Food Safety and You: The Dangers of Raw Pet Food Diets

Christine Navarre, Coulon, Diana, Welborn, Nancy

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Feeding dogs or cats raw pet food diets is becoming increasingly popular. This trend is based on the idea that dogs and cats are wild animals and should be fed what other wild animals eat. Ingredients in raw pet food diets may include lamb, chicken, rabbit, beef, duck and so on. Other ingredients may include fruits or vegetables. As natural as raw pet food diets may seem, these diets have not been shown to be healthier for pets. In addition, they can pose significant risks to humans.

7/28/2015 1:35:16 AM
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