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UPDATED SECOND PROGRESS REPORT: Study of Microalbuminuria in Dogs Fed Raw Food Diets

With the increasing popularity of raw food diets for dogs (and cats), no data were available that determined the laboratory reference range values for healthy animals fed these diets. Were they different than those of dogs fed commercial kibbled foods? ┬áIn 2003, in collaboration with Dr. Susan Wynn, we investigated the basic clinical laboratory parameters…

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Raw versus cooked foods: What is HPP and why does it matter? (Part II)

As I discussed in my previous blog post, the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) have recently passed resolutions generally against feeding dogs and cats raw protein diets that have not first undergone a process to eliminate pathogens, such as cooking, pasteurization or irradiation. Those who feed their pets…

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