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Raw vs Kibble, "What Should I Feed my Dog?"

http://www.dogsnaturallymagazine.com...e-avma-part-1/

Not everyone can feed raw, for any of several reasons, but this is good information to know in general.

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thanks Sheri, I hadn't seen that one.

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Would have been more interesting to me if they had tested the name number of dogs in both the raw fed and kibble fed groups. This seems a little misleading as they tested almost four times as many dogs in one group as they did in the other one.



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http://www.dogsnaturallymagazine.com...e-avma-part-1/

Not everyone can feed raw, for any of several reasons, but this is good information to know in general.
Here is the problem with the article tia Sheri, down at the bottom it says,
"David Brock is a raw pet food consultant with many years experience in feeding a raw, species appropriate diet for dogs and cats. He was instrumental in the setting up, development and rapid expansion of an award winning raw pet food company in the UK and currently resides with his partner and four dogs in Atlanta, USA, where he advises Allprovide Fresh Pet Foods in marketing, product development and customer service. "

Senor Brock is hardly unbiased. He has a financial stake in promoting his raw pet food company. His conclusions are preceded by "in my opinion." He is welcome to his opinions but that is hardly a scientific conclusion. The results of the study are interesting but there is no backup for the methodology used or professional interpretations of the results.

There is no one "right" food for us doggies. It all depends on the individual needs of your specific doggie. I recommend that you discuss this decision with your trusted vet. (S)he may recommend that you consult a Board Certified Pet Nutritionist. Then YOU decide what is best for your doggie rather than relying on anecdotal information posted on the Internet.

I can tell you what mi diet is (after consulting with mi vet), but that is inconsequential because mi diet may not be appropriate for your doggie.

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Here is the problem with the article tia Sheri, down at the bottom it says,
"David Brock is a raw pet food consultant with many years experience in feeding a raw, species appropriate diet for dogs and cats. He was instrumental in the setting up, development and rapid expansion of an award winning raw pet food company in the UK and currently resides with his partner and four dogs in Atlanta, USA, where he advises Allprovide Fresh Pet Foods in marketing, product development and customer service. "

Senor Brock is hardly unbiased. He has a financial stake in promoting his raw pet food company. His conclusions are preceded by "in my opinion." He is welcome to his opinions but that is hardly a scientific conclusion. The results of the study are interesting but there is no backup for the methodology used or professional interpretations of the results.

There is no one "right" food for us doggies. It all depends on the individual needs of your specific doggie. I recommend that you discuss this decision with your trusted vet. (S)he may recommend that you consult a Board Certified Pet Nutritionist. Then YOU decide what is best for your doggie rather than relying on anecdotal information posted on the Internet.

I can tell you what mi diet is (after consulting with mi vet), but that is inconsequential because mi diet may not be appropriate for your doggie.

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I would need lots more detailed information about this study.

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I would also be interested to see the results of saliva samples on the dogs, not just stool samples.



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here is more on this by Jean Dodds http://drjeandoddspethealthresource....d#.VYGdQY3bJMt

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Everyone is biased about everything, I doubt it is possible to not be biased. Hopefully we can at least be open to hearing evidence from the "other side," consider it, and either take it into our own beliefs or set is aside after that consideration.

I know that even in humans, doctors are not trained in nutrition. Nurses, Naturopaths, and unconventional health professionals have much more training in that field because their training is much more from a preventative approach. Doctors train to fix problems, not to prevent them.

I see this in the vets, also. I had a lot of difficulty with Tucker's digestive system from the time he was a puppy, (I am convinced that all the early vaccinations given all at once weakened his system.) After much research (long story short,) I ended up feeding him a raw diet by about age 1-1/2 years old. He had much better stools and overall health with raw. (He is 8 years old, now.)

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koodos Sheri, and koodos to Jean Dodds for speaking out in defense of raw foods even though she knew she was pissing off AVMA s position.

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