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Rawfeeding Myths

MYTHS  YOU  WILL  HEAR  ABOUT FEEDING  A  RAW  DIET*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 don’t 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 omnivoresDogs 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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