Pets in the Press: Raw Diet Zoonosis Risks

Posted 9 months ago

Several newspapers last week picked up on the findings of a Dutch research paper, which supports other published evidence of the zoonotic potential of commercial raw meat-based diets (RMBDs).

The results of this study demonstrated the presence of potential zoonotic pathogens in frozen RMBDs which may be a possible source of bacterial or parasitic infections in pet animals, and if transmitted pose a risk for human beings. The paper’s authors stated that pet owners should be informed about the risks associated with feeding their animals RMBDs.