A raw diet for dogs may seem only natural, mimicking what they might eat in the wild. However, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration tested 1,000 types of dog and cat foods and found that, of the 196 samples of raw food tested, 15 tested positive for Salmonella and 32 for Listeria monocytogenes. Of all the other foods, only one (a dry cat food) tested positive for anything (Salmonella). Not only does raw dog food increase the likelihood of exposure to these bacteria for your dog, it can put you at risk as well. If you do feed your dog raw food, be careful handling it and don’t indulge in doggie kisses.
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