|Barked: Wed Feb 27, '13 7:31am PST |
|Meridian, your WE statement was a dig at my post. I think you misunderstood my entire post! I think everybody here misunderstood my entire post, actually.
This is what I said:
"We raw feeders who are crazy about our dog's nutrition "...
That is a QUALIFIED WE statement. The WE pertains to those of us (including me) who are CRAZY about our dog's nutrition. These WE includes those English Bulldog parents who spend jillions of dollars for vet bills just because we happen to feed the wrong food to the dog.
WE prefer to eliminate the risk that doesn't need to be there... hence, my statement that says, "for us, there's not enough justification to feed both kibble and raw"... that's US that was refered to by the WE who spend a lot of time worrying about our dog's nutrition.
The kibble and raw theory is not out there because we are extremists. It is out there because there is a reason why it is a risk which is why I made that post in the first place to explain the reasoning on why we avoid kibble and raw together in the dog's stomach. That entire post is an acknowledgement that we are on the "as less risk as possible" side of the dog food spectrum.
And, if you read the post again, you will see in the last paragraph that COOKED GROUND MEAT is NOT KIBBLE and, therefore, can be fed to the dog with raw. Cooking destorys some of the nutrients of meat so that although it is less risky as far as bacteria load is concerned, the diminished nutritional value offsets the risk.
When you have English Bulldogs like I do, you don't have the luxury of taking unnecessary health risks on your dog. So my previous post explains to people who happen to read dogster WHY we chose to do so instead of just saying - some dogs get sick, don't know why, they just do.
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