One of the most critical points raw-food opponents tend to use, is BACTERIA!
Listen! Dog lick their butts, eats garbage and drink from puddles.
The domesticated dog is truly enough, not to perseive as a carnivore anymore. The dog/wolf has adapted the lifestyle of humans and as time went, their digestive system changed... a bit! Today they can be considered omnivores just as humans BUT!-
The difference between the digestive-system of humans and dogs is, that humans are omnivores with a background of vegetarian/fruitarian, dogs are omnivores with background of carnivores/meat-eaters. That means that the digestive system of the dog is able to cope with bacteria, without problems. If you have a healthy, happy dog it will have absolutely no problems with the bacteria in raw meat, salmonella, listeria, campylobacter, yersenia and on... Dogs do not get sick from it, unless they have a digestive unbalance to begin with.
The next bacterial myth raw-opponents tend to use, is that humans can get sick from the bacteria in meat. Of course we can. Just as we can get sick from the bacteria in the meat we prepare for ourselves. The trick is to handle the raw meat for our dogs, the way we handle raw meat getting ready for preparation, for ourselves. Make sure to wash hands before and after handling raw meat. Make sure to clean and wash the boards, knives and other utensils used to prepare the meat, properly so that bacteria does'nt spread.
Then you and your dog will be perfectly healthy and happy.
Did you know that the most common reason of why the FDA recalls kibble from the market is because of bacteria? From 2012 to 2019 the FDA have recalled 67.585.656,60 kg. kibble due to bacteria! So if bacteria is the reason you are not feeding raw, you should definitely stop feeding kibble as well.
The concern about the bacteria found in kibble is, that people seem to think that there is no harming bacteria in kibble, and therefore does'nt clean hands, bowls and utensils after handling kibble. -there's your bacterial concern!
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Give your dog a bone by Dr. Ian Billinghurst
Rodney Habib - Data from the FDA Enforcement Reports compiled by Susan Thixton, of Truth About Petfood