Blockages can also occur if pets gulp pieces of bone that are too large to digest, or if they eat too many bones to digest all at once. Food Safety The word cat refers to a family of meat-eating animals that include tigers, lions, leopards, and p. A recent study found that Tripsy, manufactured by NHV Natural Pet Products, might help lower the risk of struvite crystals and calcium oxalate crystals. A case control study identifies patients that have an outcome of interest cases and patients without the same outcome controls, then looks back to see if these patients had the exposure of interest. Guidelines; pp. And the kibble manufacturers figured that out a long time ago, and directed their marketing to the people with the wallets, not the furry beings who would be consuming their food. Veterinary nutritionist Rebecca Remillard offers customized home-made diets for dogs and cats for a fee on her PetDiets.
Illness and death in cats and dogs, and in their owners, have been caused by pathogens found in raw pet diets. Weight-bearing bones, like beef femurs, are more dense than a dog’s teeth, and can cause serious fractures that may require extensive dental procedures to fix and prevent infection. Level 4 evidence of nutritional benefit The only available published information on feeding raw meats to a number of dogs and cats that could be interpreted as remotely positive is a survey study on feeding practices in the United States and Australia 5. Unlike the benefits of raw diets, which are theoretical and unproven, the risks are well documented. From the time James Spratt tossed hard tack off the side of his ship to the dogs on the docks, to the first kibbles that had dogs chasing chuck wagons around the house, kibble has had one goal and one goal alone: make money from pet owners. J Am Vet Med Assoc. Pets ill from inappropriate nutrition and the additives in the diet. Moving Your Pets? Lasering in on a better approach for BOAS patients.
Language: English French. Feeding of raw meat-based diets to pets has become an increasingly popular trend amongst pet owners. Owners, who desire to provide the best for their pets, seek veterinary opinions about food options. This paper reviews and applies standards of evidence-based medicine to grade the available scientific literature that addresses the nutritional benefits or risks, infectious disease risks, and public health implications of raw, meat-based pet diets. Although there is a lack of large cohort studies to evaluate risk or benefit of raw meat diets fed to pets, there is enough evidence to compel veterinarians to discuss human health implications of these diets with owners. This has been partially driven by a movement paralleled in the human food marketplace for natural and organic products. This change was further fueled by the recent Menu Foods melamine contamination. In , an article in the Wall Street Journal 1 outlined the dilemma faced by many pet owners. Aside from concerns about commercial foods, there are many additional reasons for this change in feeding practices.