I don't intend to jump into the fray again, only to offer that UC Davis Veterinarians discourage RAW feeding, the American Veterinary Medicine Association has a written position against it, the American Animal Health Association has a written position against it, the National Association of State Public Health Veterinarians are against it, etc, etc.
(please note this is from a Professional Veterinary organization, not a blog or website set up specifically as a special interest page to support or denigrate RAW feeding)
“Based on overwhelming scientific evidence
, AAHA does not advocate or endorse feeding pets any raw or dehydrated nonsterilized foods, including treats that are of animal origin,” the AAHA position states.
I also read something recently from a Veterinarian that had two Owners die and others fall significantly ill - allegedly related to salmonella poisoning and the fed RAW.
I have enough challenges maintaining sanitation and bleaching play yards, pens, bowls, crates, bedding, etc. I don't need to intentionally add any risk of additional pathogens when there are balanced nutritional and relatively safer alternatives (which of course RAW supporters will now jump on the attack and wish to debate), but that's my choice and decision.
Good luck in making yours.