What is it about?

The article explores the rationale for feeding raw food to dogs and cats. The article also expores the range of diets available, and the advantages and disadvantage of raw feeding when compared to highly processed pet foods.

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Why is it important?

The article summarises the importance of feeding a whole, nutritious diet of real food which closely mimics the canine and feline ancestral diets. It highlights the importance of feeding suitable levels of protein for dogs and cats, and avoiding excessive levels of refined carbohydrate.


The article explores the historical perspective for raw feeding in dogs and cats. It considers dogs and cats as carnivores and describes how animals should be fed a species-appropriate diet of real food if they are to thrive.

Mark Craig
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This page is a summary of: Raw feeding in dogs and cats, Companion Animal, December 2019, Mark Allen Group,
DOI: 10.12968/coan.2018.0068.
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