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    Default Re: VERY Bad News for Raw Feeders

    Quote Originally Posted by Vicaroo1000 View Post
    You're going to grind up those meddling veterinarians? Wow. You ARE passionate on this issue. Love that.

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    Default Re: VERY Bad News for Raw Feeders

    You are absolutely right @Texkota...there is no kickback to the vets for recommending raw feeding.

    They could ban it or discourage it but good luck....they don't know who we are buying the raw for because people eat the same foods! My vet knows I raw feed and he has never said a negative thing about it....and it better stay that way! LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by MamaAndi View Post
    You are absolutely right @Texkota...there is no kickback to the vets for recommending raw feeding.

    They could ban it or discourage it but good luck....they don't know who we are buying the raw for because people eat the same foods! My vet knows I raw feed and he has never said a negative thing about it....and it better stay that way! LOL
    That is so true! I have had two different vets (one a specialist) completely go with the fact I feed raw. That is the way I like it. lol.

    Funny stories....Gator had a cold and the vet x-rayed his chest to make sure that it wasn't pneumonia. Well she whipped out the x-ray and said, "his lungs look clear but it looks like he ate something." I kind of snorted and said, yeah, his breakfast. She just said ok and moved on. lol

    The other was when he was having an eye issue and stayed at the ER vet (where the opthalmologist had his office) and I told the attending vet that I would bring him dinner and she was totally fine with it and said they would bring him out and give us a room so I could feed him. I show up and told the tech at the desk I was there to feed him. She was like oh, what are you feeding him? and I said chicken. She goes yum! Is there some for all of us (thinking it was cooked) and I said, no, it is raw and she said, "I don't think Dr. will like that." and I said, well, she told me to bring it and feed him. She looked scared for a sec and went in the back to ask and brought him out and took us to a room. I laughed after because the look on her face was priceless. lol

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    Default Re: VERY Bad News for Raw Feeders

    As a raw feeder; honestly...I get it, I really do. Raw feeding freaks some people out and I could see why they are up in arms thinking it could be a sanitation/health issue. But...raw feeding does immense good for some of our dogs as well. I would say you run just as much of a risk with prepackaged kibble (as we have heard in the news with recalls of late) as you do with handling raw meats.

    That was the exact reaction of a gal I work with who owns a toy breed. She has been having trouble with his teeth (they keep rotting and having to be taken out). I mentioned that she could try feeding him raw and the chewing involved is a great workout for the teeth and gums...I was met with "Oh no honey...I can't give him raw meat, he will get sick and it will be a mess".

    So yes, I see both sides of the issue but I will still feed my dogs as I see fit! Lol

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    Default Re: VERY Bad News for Raw Feeders

    I feed raw and will continue to feed raw. No one will dictate that. My dogs are healthier now because they are on a raw diet.

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    They can vote all they want, it was the best decison I ever made was to put Emma on raw food, it saved her life. And even though my vet did not like it, even he had to agree she was healthy and beautiful after being on raw food for 3 months. as opposed to being thin, patchy hair and loose stools when she had tried every pill he put her on.
    I wonder at what time during the vet career, do they forget to really be concerned about the health of the animal instead of the money. I am sure they all begin with the best of intentions, they just lose it.
    Most vets will back off, when you put your foot down, take control and have proof. They would rather see you once or twice a year as opposed to never.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pamela View Post
    They can vote all they want, it was the best decison I ever made was to put Emma on raw food, it saved her life. And even though my vet did not like it, even he had to agree she was healthy and beautiful after being on raw food for 3 months. as opposed to being thin, patchy hair and loose stools when she had tried every pill he put her on.
    I wonder at what time during the vet career, do they forget to really be concerned about the health of the animal instead of the money. I am sure they all begin with the best of intentions, they just lose it.
    Most vets will back off, when you put your foot down, take control and have proof. They would rather see you once or twice a year as opposed to never.
    This is so true. My concern would be if it is made illegal, then you get an uppity vet who wants to turn you and you could lose your dog. That would just be horrible and senseless! I fully advocate raw, my basset does amazing on it. I think my female bully could have continued if she hadn't had all of those choking issues and I am still considering a meat grinder to negate that. I would just be afraid a vet would turn me in if they felt the "obligation" to do so, kwim?

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