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Scare Tactics Regarding Bacteria in Raw Food

03/02/2013

Risk of bacterial infection from canine raw feeding

Pet food manufacturers educate veterinary surgeons to tell you that there are major risks involved in feeding raw food with regard to bacteria. Their scientists have identified bacteria in pet food and in the feces of those pets fed it, however they do not inform you that a dog on a fully raw, non-grain diet does not get affected by these bacteria, here is why:
Bile and pancreatic juice released into the duodenum are
bactericidal for :

  • E.coli
  • Shigella
  • Salmonella
  • Klebsiella

bacteriostatic for:

  • Coagulase (+ & -)
  • staphulocci
  • pseudomonas

and inhibit candida albicans
National Research Council (2006) Nutrient Requirements of Dogs and Cats. Washington DC The National Research Academic Press

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