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hell no they wont go 01-06-2009 08:49 PM

why do vets always say never to this?
 
how come vets always tell people raw diet is unhealthy for dogs? is it just because they want to make their extra money selling specific brands? i reccomended some one i fairly know that raw diet would be better for their dog a few days later they told no because the vet said the dog would get very ill from this!

dan'sgrizz 01-06-2009 09:09 PM

well can't you feed dogs cooked food and still be considered raw? Grizz eats raw eggs I used to eat raw egss. I like my meet as rare as I can get it grizz eats raw beef sometimes. That's emwhat our stomach acid is for. You got to excercise your immune system sometimes LOL.

BedlamBully 01-06-2009 09:24 PM

I think its because the general public doesn't know the correct way to feed RAW/BARF diet. Also it may be the breed, I think some people..even vets...still buy into the "raw meat makes them evil" bit. Next time a vet says that...ask him why.

Whitepitbull 01-06-2009 09:28 PM

i m fortunate enuff to have a friend who happens to be a vet and he s the one who told me to put my puppy on a raw diet,he warned me that dog food is crap,it didn t take much convincing because he has a beautiful 1 year old pit bull,muscular and lean...gonna take a photo of his dog and post it sometime

Trapboi103 01-06-2009 10:17 PM

I THINK BEDLAM IS RITE BECAUSE ALOT OF PEOPLE DON'T KNOW HOW TO USE THE RAW AND BARF DIET'S CORRECTLY.BUT IN MY FAMILY OUR PUPS HAVE ALWAYS BEEN ON A RAW DIET.

Coletrain 01-06-2009 10:25 PM

My vet told me it brings the feral nature out in the dog. I laughed at him as I was walking out.

Sydney 01-06-2009 10:50 PM

my vet still tries to get me to cook Sydney's food...but I refuse, she admits she knows nothing about raw diets, and she does say that it does seem to be working for Sydney...I also do blood tests yearly just as a heads up to see if anything is off.

IlyHalee0915 01-07-2009 01:15 AM

Dont feed them raw food... undercooked chicken is crazy to eat, Undercooked beef hello heartworms and or fecal worms... Cook it and they can at it but it does promote Begging.

Sydney 01-07-2009 01:26 AM

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Originally Posted by IlyHalee0915 (Post 98383)
Dont feed them raw food... undercooked chicken is crazy to eat, Undercooked beef hello heartworms and or fecal worms... Cook it and they can at it but it does promote Begging.


that is actually not a true statement. Dogs digestive systems are naturally more acidic then humans and their digestive tract is not as long as a humans so the food is processed before it putrefies (if fed properly)

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Originally Posted by IlyHalee0915 (Post 98383)
Undercooked beef hello heartworms and or fecal worms... Cook it and they can at it but it does promote Begging.

if trained properly food does not promote begging (unless you feed them from where you eat, but then again I did say properly trained) Do you know where heartworms come from??? Mosquitoes, so that really makes no sense at all.

IlyHalee0915 01-07-2009 02:25 AM

Yes actually i do know, but it can also be caused of an infection in the heart... undercooked beef alot of times contains parasitic worms... any parasitic worm can cause heartworms and infections... my uncle is a vet.

Carriana 01-07-2009 03:56 AM

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Originally Posted by IlyHalee0915 (Post 98392)
Yes actually i do know, but it can also be caused of an infection in the heart... undercooked beef alot of times contains parasitic worms... any parasitic worm can cause heartworms and infections... my uncle is a vet.

Are you maybe thinking of tapeworm, which can embed in more places than the digestive tract? It's actually pretty common in ham/pork products, but not so much in beef or chicken.

Not to mention, all an animal has to do is ingest a flea to get tapeworm - tapeworm is very common and very treatable.

PeanutsMommy 01-07-2009 04:32 AM

i think most vets say not to feed raw because MOST vets know nothing of nutrition beyond basics. Most vets seem to only recommend foods that they are making money off of. Peanuts ex-vet told me to put him on Royal Canin....NO. Another reason he no longer sees that veterinarian.

Carriana 01-07-2009 05:18 AM

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Originally Posted by PeanutsMommy (Post 98403)
i think most vets say not to feed raw because MOST vets know nothing of nutrition beyond basics. Most vets seem to only recommend foods that they are making money off of. Peanuts ex-vet told me to put him on Royal Canin....NO. Another reason he no longer sees that veterinarian.

My rule of thumb - if a vet recommends a dog food which they have random brand name swag for all over the office, they're not doing it for the good of the dog!

PeanutsMommy 01-07-2009 05:25 AM

i agree.

i used to work at a vet and they pushed so hard on science diet because hills was running a contest for which office sold the most food would win $5000 to do what ever they wanted with....my office won and they took us on a weekend vacation...i wish i knew then what i know now about that food. vets do benefit from selling the foods that are in their office and now i feel that its not just the kick back of prizes its that you are in their office more often. since i changed foods for my dog i havent been to the vet

buzhunter 01-07-2009 09:02 AM

That's some dirty sh!t but that's business I guess.


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