Is Your Dog Making You Sick?

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People who feed their dogs raw food may be endangering their own health.

Sold on the idea that a pup’s diet should mirror that of its wild ancestors, more owners are feeding their canines raw meat, which often contains bacteria harmful to humans. Veterinarians in the Netherlands analyzed 35 store-bought raw meats and found half contained listeria and 80 percent had antibiotic-resistant E. coli. Pets can pass these pathogens to their owners through saliva and poop, or people may be infected by simply preparing the food.

The middle ground between beef tartare and doggy junk food? The Farmer’s Dog. It’s a new subscription service that sends you whole-ingredient (and human-grade), customizable meals in single-serving pouches.