Feeding your Dog Raw Meat could be Dangerous

Feeding your Dog Raw Meat could be Dangerous

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PARIS: Raw meat, touted by some as an easily-digestible, nutrient-filled superfood for domestic dogs and cats, may not only put your pet at risk, but your own health too, researchers warned Friday (Jan 12).

A survey of frozen, raw meat products sold at pet stores and supermarkets in the Netherlands, where more than half of dog owners buy such items, revealed worrying levels of bacteria and parasites, a Dutch team reported in the journal Vet Record.

The pathogens included bacteria such as E coli, Salmonella and Listeria, which can cause mild to severe infections, and the parasite Toxoplasma gondii, which causes toxoplasmosis with brain and eye damage in rare human cases.

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