Tug of war over raw diets for pets


Opponents, many from the veterinary community, have concerns about nutritional imbalances and mistaken oversupplementation and risks of infectious disease from contaminated meat sources. They also cite documented animal deaths as a result of raw-food diets. “I do not recommend raw-food diets for carnivores,” says Narda Robinson, a veterinarian at Colorado State University. “There is too much risk of infectious disease.”