|Barked: Wed May 19, '10 1:45pm PST |
|Wow Cassie, I'm in the same boat. Mom has been feeding me raw for years now. We just got our notice from Delta today. Our vet knows we do raw and is okay with it since I've been healthy all these years and he has to sign off on our health certification.
Mom would like to send Delta some studies to show that the possible transmission of pathogens such as salmonella are just as great from commercial fed dogs as they are from raw feeders. Apparently, they are worried because of all the salmonella contaminations on real protein products, i.e. the chews, sticks, and other uncooked meat products, in addition to regular diet.
Mom and I are going to drop out of Delta since she thinks my health is most important. She can continue to help Delta through fund raising and contributions, but just not do the visits. It makes her sad though because even Delta's studies from the medical advisory board state that pets are more likely to acquire harmful pathogens like MRSA from the sites than those who don't visit.
We sure are disappointed though.
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