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Common Feeding Mistakes That Can Harm Your Pet

October 20, 2017 | Pet Food

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  • In the final segment of a 3-part video series on raw food diets for pets, Dr. Becker discusses why these diets get a bad rap.
  • One reason is that many raw pet food diets, especially homemade and prey-model diets, are not nutritionally balanced. Many vets who treat nutrient-deficient pets develop a bias against all homemade and raw diets as a result.
  • Another reason is that changing a pet’s diet too quickly can result in diarrhea and other GI issues, which are then blamed on the food rather than on the speed at which the transition took place. In addition, pets with pre-existing GI disease, if not transitioned carefully under the guidance of a knowledgeable vet, often experience a worsening of their condition.
  • In this segment, Dr. Becker discusses the right way to transition a GI-debilitated pet to a raw diet, as well as what to expect from your dog or cat during and after the switch to raw food.
  • The video also covers in detail the best way to include raw bones in your pet’s diet.

By Dr. Becker

This is part three of my three-part video series on the myths and truths surrounding raw food diets (part onepart two). In this final segment, I want to discuss why raw pet foods get a bad rap.

There are actually many valid reasons why raw pet foods come under scrutiny by traditional veterinarians and people who have had bad luck trying living foods. But all of these pitfalls are, fortunately, avoidable.

Read Full Article : Healthypets.mercola.com

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