|Barked: Sun Jun 3, '12 11:58am PST |
|Good grief! Any vet that feels Purina and Ceasar are the be all and end all in canine nutrition ought to lose his or her license to practice veterinary medicine, in my opinion. Clearly he/she has no idea what a raw diet even is, as evidenced by the suggestion to cook the meat. Cooked is, by definition, not raw. This "vet" sounds like a crackpot to me!
A balanced prey model raw diet, in my opinion, is going to be better for the majority of dogs than any commercial, processed food, and although some supplements may be beneficial, or even advisable, I don't think they are strictly necessary.
For what it's worth, my own raw fed dogs receive fish oil & vitamin E, the occasional dollop of coconut oil, a capful of Bragg's ACV in their water bowl about every third day, a probiotic more or less daily, and for several years that's been about it. Very recently, (maybe two months ago or so) I've started using Raw Prey Organic Animal Detox Formula and Answers Raw Goats Milk - both from The Dogma Online. Both are products that were recommended to a fellow raw feeding friend and I figured why not. I may or may not continue with these, but that's currently what we're doing around here.
I think your plan to keep on with what you're doing sounds like a fabulous idea!
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