Pet owners, take note! Feeding your furry friends raw meat may put them at risk of exposure to harmful parasites and bacteria, a study has warned. Raw meat-based diet was linked to gastroenteritis and diarrhoea in dogs, and to a deadly type of Salmonella infection in cats, ‘Live Science’ reported.
Raw meat-based diet can lack important nutrients, which can lead to health problems, particularly in young animals.
Since dogs diverged from their wolf ancestors more than 10,000 years ago, genetic differences have also emerged that have left dogs better equipped to handle a diet that includes starches as well as meats.