Rawfeeding Myths

Unfortunately you are likely to hear all sorts from all directions about raw feeding, because it is something which is very controversial in that those who do it and have found it to have helped their dogs will love it, vets who are never taught about it and only see the downsides where people have not done it right may be very wary of it, and those who don’t do it are often quite defensive against it because they feel sensitive as they choose to feed foods which rawfeeders consider ‘not good enough.’
Carissa Kuehn (graduated from Colorado State University in 2004 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Zoology and Biology, with a concentration in Anatomy and Physiology) researched deeply and put together answers to these myths and other frequently asked questions from the point of view of a ‘prey model’ rawfeeder as part of her studies to qualify as a veterinarian: 
Dogs are omnivores
Dogs are too far removed from wolves to be fed a raw diet
Dogs have adapted to cooked diets
Dogs live longer today because of commercial foods
Wolves have shortened lifespans because of their diet
Millions of dogs safely eat commercial foods, so why feed raw
Raw diets are not balanced
Bacteria in raw meat is dangerous to my pet
My pet will get parasites from the raw meat
Raw-fed dogs pose a serious health risk to humans
There is no scientific research to validate raw diets
Feeding raw meat makes a dog bloodthirsty
I am not knowledgeable enough to make my dog’s food
Raw diets are not very digestible
Raw diets are inconvenient and expensive
Because of the risks of bones, ground raw diets are better
Plenty of premium kibbles are available, so raw is unnecessary
Home-made, cooked diets are viable alternatives to raw
Vets are thoroughly qualified to dispense nutritional advice
Small dogs and toy breeds cannot eat raw diets
Carbohydrates are necessary in dog’s diet
What about cats? Feeding cats a raw diet
A visual of the damage commercial foods cause our pets

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