30 years feeding raw and never --
90% of meals for ourselves , home-cooked from scratch , never a problem
I handle hundreds of pounds of meat for my own and for my raw-meat customers at the market -- no problems
your vet can not be eating well for him/her self !
You can get the odd case where , spinach , as an example, gets some contaminant in the field --
just saw this "You know when vet's pull this scare tactic regarding raw it annoys me" well it more than annoys me -- we have a vet in the area that is planting the idea that feeding raw is going to give your dog fatty liver disease
Does your vet eat meat? Does he handle the meat? It always makes me want to ask the vet if they think I don't wash my hands and lick my dogs.
Studies have shown that raw fed dogs shed bacteria in their feces. However, no studies have been done on kibble fed dogs and the incidents of salmonella in kibble recently.
I've RAW fed for 3 years. Never been sick. Practice hygiene and you won't an issue.
But we can thank AAHA and AVMA for putting out that half assed study.
I have no idea if he eats meat or not, lol. They pretty much tried to push me in to having Charlie neutered too. So glad i stood my ground.
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I feed raw. Never been sick from it. I help my husband dress (etc.) deer meat, never been sick. I've fed my dogs whole deer body parts, never been sick. I've handled raw meat for over 30 years, never been sick.
I ate sea food at a Mexican diner...thought I was going to die.
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I agree with the others.....ask your vet if he has ever picked up a package of meat at the grocery store.....packaging was probably touched by the butchers packing it ........who just touched the raw meat! “e-How” states: “Salmonella is not contracted through the dog's drool or skin, no matter if he is eating salmonella infected meat. The only way to contract salmonella from a dog on a raw food diet is to handle the dog's feces or raw meat and then put your hands in your mouth (without washing). Salmonella passes through the digestive system of the dog and is passed through the intestines. Dry kibble has been known to infect dogs with salmonella because it stays in the intestines for a longer period of time, making it a breeding ground for the bacteria. ” Raw Dog Food & Salmonella | eHow.com
You are MUCH more likely to get salmonella by going up the escalator at the mall where thousands of people (with unwashed hands) are touching the same railing that you are! Sooooooo, Happy Christmas Shopping everyone!!!!LOL