Someone who feeds Iams, and likes to walk their dogs twice a day might just deworm their pets!! I work for a vet, I also go to school that has a clinic who sees LOADS of very low-income clients, and I can tell you from my experience that not everybody who feeds Iam's and Pedigree doesn't give a sh*t about their pet's health. Some people just don't know and need top be informed, sure, but they may also be doing the right thing by following a deworming schedule, speutering, exercising their dog right (not necessarily by doing dog sports).
I personally think raw is nice but does that make me a "irresponsible" pet owner since I'm not interested????
Is my kibble high-end enough for you??? My dog only went to formal obed classes, and we don't really practice, gee... I only play frisbee and tug and ball with her, what am I doing on this forum?
I'm one to be discouraged by human nature, byt every day I'm surprised by owners that -god- don't necessarily feed their dog great food, just average kibble - royal canin, whatever, and they actually pick up those little signs. Oh, we must have some very special clients.
For SOME people, raw is a trend. Sorry. I've seen it with my own crazy eyes. Not that it should.
People who feed raw incorrectly are making a mistake that can damage their dog's health. We all know this. Raw is not a "trend" nor should it be approached as such. It is not a question of what is fashionable this season, it is a question of what is the best option for the majority of dogs based on biology and evolution, BLANCED OUT with what the owner can/will feasibly do. This may mean that the dog will be better served with commercial food. (emphasis added)--Demo Dick
My first actual question, which you don't seem to have caught, is "What kind of precautions fdo you take"... Yes, regarding raw feeding.
Wether this offended you to the point of basically refuting every word I'm saying, I don't know, but I'M sorry I have seemed to have ruffled your feathers.
I have agreed that it is very common that dogs will get worms through transplacental/transmammary routes, what else do you want me to say?
Dude, you win. I can't get anything through to you, whatever. It's just exhausting discussing with you.
call2arms wrote:Whoaaa.... I thought I had posted something right after Christine's post..
LMM wrote:My honest take on this entire thread is that you posted here to debunk raw feeding. Your reponses amounted to "raw is reallllly great but....." I don't know if you meant to come across that way or not but it's how I am reading it. Your initial questions about people taking precautions with worms were answered but you still kept hammering away. Maybe that's because you came up against some opposition, I'm not sure. No one said whoever chooses to feed their dogs raw has become a medical whiz and whoever does not is blind. Those are two extreme examples that shouldn't have been used as they only add fuel to the fire.
Btw, I don't read Dick's posts as defensive but informative while your posts have this "but but but I said!" quality to them.
For the record to answer your initial basic question, I feed raw and I also take worming precautions.
I just don't know what to say anymore, my point was simply that amongst other things that a dog will encounter, eating raw meat can, but not necessarily will pose a risk as far as worms go.
Seeing as people are deworming as well, this isn't a problem anyway.
That's just it! Please don't tell me it poses no risk whatsoever, because that I just don't believe.
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