Raw Meat Diet for Pets
We’ve discussed raw meat diets for people, but what about feeding a raw meat diet to pets? Is it healthy, unsafe, or what? According to many veterinarians, a raw meat diet can be harmful to your furry friends.
There is no long-term benefit to a raw meat diet for your pets—in fact, the risks tend to outweigh the benefits. It is not nutritionally balanced enough for most animals, which can lead to dietary deficiencies or malnourishment. Many raw meats may also contain sharp bones, which can cause broken teeth or intestinal blockages.
Additionally, the harmful bacteria found in raw meat can spread to humans just by preparing the food in the kitchen. This means that even if the raw meat does not make your pet sick, it could still make you sick. In general, a good rule of thumb is to just avoid a raw pet food diet altogether. A healthy pet is a happy pet!