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Raw Pet Foods And The AVMA – Part 1

03/06/2015

Great article on #Anti-Raw Feeding policy of the #AVMA

Raw Pet Food Advice

AVMAThe AVMA (American Veterinary Medicine Association) describes itself on its website (www.avma.org) as “representing more than 86,500 veterinarians working in private and corporate practice, government, industry, academia, and uniformed services,” and acts as a collective voice for its membership and for the profession. Many people are aware that vets in the USA in general do not approve of raw pet food, but few have actually researched the reasons behind this stance.

The AVMA’s latest policy was approved in 2012, and states that: “The AVMA discourages the feeding to cats and dogs of any animal-source protein that has not first been subjected to a process to eliminate pathogens because of the risk of illness to cats and dogs as well as humans.”

Many questions were apparently received by the AVMA after the publication of this policy, and the answers given are worth studying carefully.  What I have discovered from a careful reading of these responses will shock and disturb many raw feeders:

Pet PartnersQ:  How did the AVMA policy come about?  

A:  The Delta Society (now Pet Partners) contacted the Animal Welfare Division of the AVMA…

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