November 17, 2017

Growing Evidence for Raw Meat-Based Diets

Martha Cline, DVM, DACVN, clinical veterinary nutritionist at Red Bank Hospital in New Jersey, talks about the biggest risks and potential benefits of raw meat-based diets.


There is a growing body of evidence regarding raw meat-based diets for companion animals. Martha Cline, DVM, DACVN, clinical veterinary nutritionist at Red Bank Hospital in New Jersey, talks about the biggest risks and potential benefits of raw meat-based diets.

Among the biggest concerns is the infectious potential of raw meat. If the meat is contaminated with bacteria, that can cause issues for both the pet and the pet owner. While some patients may benefit from the high digestibility of raw meat, these benefits may not outweigh the risks.

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