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post #1 of 37 (permalink) Old 01-30-2013, 09:50 AM Thread Starter
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Dangers of raw feeding

We have recently introduced our 6 month old V to raw food. She loves it and really seems to enjoy her new diet.

However I recently read an article quoting different vets. In the article one quote mentioned how dangerous raw food diets are too humans and that they had seen two deaths as a direct result of feeding their pets a raw food diet.

We have two young children so this has been playing on my mind a little. Does anyone know how true this is?

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post #2 of 37 (permalink) Old 01-30-2013, 02:52 PM
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Re: Dangers of raw feeding

I feed raw and I've never had a problem.
I buy the mince/ tripe/ chicken or fish blocks frozen from my local farm shop butcher.Also marrow bones. Chicken and chops I buy fresh once a week.
I take the blocks out of the freezer at night and leave it covered,it's ready to feed at 6am. They get two each for breakfast plus a raw egg at least twice a week.
I take them out at 9,and when we get home around 12 they each get a marrow bone ( 3 or 4 times a week) for an hour. They have the bones on a towel or vet bed in the kitchen or garden ,or sometimes in the car. I always wash their bowls up straight away,mop the floor if any spillages happen. I throw used bones away ,they don't lay around. I wash the towel and vet bed daily. We leave for more walks about 1.30, at dinner time they have some veg leftovers,maybe a raw carrot.
If you follow a solid clean regime and your kids aren't in contact with raw meat I don't see how they can catch salmonella or other nasties? My kids never go near the dogs when they're eating.
We're all so scared of germs ,how did we ever survive?! ???
I do anti-bac the work surfaces though
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Re: Dangers of raw feeding

http://redbirddog.blogspot.com/2011/...almonella.html

Hope this helps.

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post #4 of 37 (permalink) Old 01-30-2013, 04:38 PM
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Re: Dangers of raw feeding

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.

https://www.avma.org/News/JAVMANews/Pages/121015l.aspx
(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.

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Re: Dangers of raw feeding

All my dogs eat wild game will flex with any or all

(cooked)

Salmon in buckets
Buffalo
Elk
Moose
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Deer
Duck and tons more

Dog food in general is junk and Vets some great most no little about real pure foods vits and supplements

western meds are massive side effects for sheep

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Re: Dangers of raw feeding

How do you take your steak Ken?
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Re: Dangers of raw feeding

Medium rare, thanks for asking.

Went to small, expensive French restaurant with my friend. I ordered my stake well done... suddenly, the everyone became quiet and looked toward us.
"You're not French, are you", said the waitress.

Next time I'll google "table manners at French bistro" before deciding to pop in and spend $200.

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Re: Dangers of raw feeding

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How do you take your steak Ken?
I'm a dog trainer. The best I can afford is bulk hamburger, well cooked.
Ken

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Buffalo burgers are great

far more protein and almost zero fat

next to beef

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post #10 of 37 (permalink) Old 01-31-2013, 11:16 AM Thread Starter
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Re: Dangers of raw feeding

WillowyndRanch,
That's exactly what I've been concerned about.
So to everyone else who does raw feed. Do you all cook, or part cook your food? Or pup has been eating completely raw food... For now.
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