|Barked: Sun Feb 24, '13 7:02am PST |
|I used to do raw diet from 1990- 2004. I never had an aggressive dog. I left the raw diet and still do not have aggressive dogs.
I think aggressive dogs is caused by genetics, environment (training or lack of), breed tendencies (which I believe can be over ridden by training and environment if started soon enough), and/or medical conditions
I don't believe diet affects aggression
I have an English Springer Spaniel, who has latent tendencies to be aggressive. He tore off the face of Tuck when the spaniel was 4 months old, requiring 10 stitches to Tuck's face.
The vet labeled the spaniel with English Springer Rage. I saw it happen. It was sudden, and violent, and out of the blue, but It definitely looked like a resource guarding event, and NOT a neurological event. So we immediately went to work on resource guarding behavior.
We work on this issue daily as ongoing tolerance maintenance. Is it a problem now? No. Was the issue because of diet? No.
IMO, raw food, or any diet, has nothing to do with aggression unless there is an underlying medical condition, and dietary imbalance
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