Did you even look at the link? No? It’s from a holistic vet who has studied nutrition beyond what the vet school provides (sponsored by the pet food industry). In the article she clearly outlines what “common sense” things should be considered when feeding raw bones (and for the record, not every raw feeder feeds raw bones — and not every raw feeder feeds RMBs which are recreational bones). It is a false canard that wolves live shorter lives because of diet (seriously??) and attempting to make some comparison there between captivity (where, by the way, they are STILL fed a raw diet so there goes that analysis) and domestic pets who are (on average) living longer but not healthier because of their diets and have chronic ailments many of which are fatal and cause many pet owners to euthanize or engage in high maintenance with dangerous drugs. That’s your idea of “healthier”???? Not mine.
I would recommend that ANYONE going to a raw diet (and I would absolutely recommend it!) — do proper research first. That doesn’t mean going to an online layperson’s forum or a yahoo blog where anyone and everyone can put in their .02. What it DOES require is due diligence by reading from qualified sources who have done THEIR due diligence: holistic/homeopathic vets for the most part since the average traditional vet got very little education on nutrition. Common sense is key. Far too many “raw feeders” get excited, throw their dog a whole chicken and walk off and then are surprised when there’s an issue. Ditto for those feeding bone marrow to dogs with pancreatitis. Frankly in this day and age I’m astonished that anyone would consider it riskier to feed something natural like raw food over highly processed bags of aflatoxins, phenobarbital, etc... There’s a far greater risk — as the 2007 recalls showed — in putting one’s trust in the pet food industry to provide a quality food. The FDA doesn’t outlaw things from the 4 D in pet foods.
Here’s a link which might interest you from holistic vet Jean Hofve:
Yes, our dogs are ours and we thank God every day that we learned better how to feed them. When you learn better you do better.
I’ve looked at hundreds of links created by The Faithful for many, many years.
I’ve also argued *for* your side for nearly as long.
In that time, I’ve learned to not argue with raw/BARFers because it’s generally pointless.
FWIW, the people up the road recently lost their last wolf to extreme old age.
As with their other wolves, they ate dog food.
On this one point, we must disagree.