HOME MADE PET DIETS

  • Given the problem of pet food recalls and the confusion generated by pet food industry marketing hype (which in my opinion is borderline criminal) some owners are turning to homemade diets as an alternative and often the choice is for raw foods (RMBD/raw meat-based diets)
  • However there are no scientific studies supporting the health benefits claimed by RMBD proponents.
  • Numerous studies have shown potential health risks: nutritional imbalances, potential ingestion of bones, diet-induced hyperthyroidism, and bacterial infection.
  • If you choose to do a home cooked diet we strongly recommend the food is cooked and that you consult a site called Balance IT: https://secure.balanceit.com/info/videos_aboutbi.php? This site provides valuable information about preparing safe nutritionally complete meals for your pet.
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