No one likes the feeling of being disapproved of by an expert. The frown of a vet and a few intelligent sounding reasons why a raw diet is bad is usually sufficient to cause most dog owners to shy away from sticking with a raw diet.
It can be disconcerting to have your vet raise their eyebrows at you disapprovingly when you tell them you’re thinking of switching your dog to a raw diet. But why are so many vets reluctant to recommend a raw diet when the science so clearly backs the health benefits?
For the majority of human history human/canine relationships have been centered primarily around work, including farming, hunting and security.
Not all bacteria is bad. In fact, bacteria helps make the world work. Without it, all life on earth would go extinct. There are good bacteria, called “commensal”, and bad bacteria, called “pathogenic”.