Recently, the American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians released a survey saying that more than 300 animals have died from ingesting contaminated pet food earlier this year. The two contaminants, melamine and cyanuric acid, form crystals when brought together that can block the kidneys. Renal failure was the cause of death in most animals.
So does this mean that we should all shun manufactured pet food forever? Manufactured pet food provides your pet with a balanced diet that contains all of the essential vitamins and minerals. Feeding your pet a raw food diet can be daunting. Plus, how can you be sure that your pet is getting all of the vitamins and minerals that he needs?
Does anyone feed a raw food diet? Does it work for you? I would like to hear your stories.