There is considerable study underway on the subject of pet health and how it relates to diet. Those of us who support the BARF diet (gross name, great concept… in case you haven’t heard of it, it stands for Biologically Appropriate Raw Food) argue – based on the natural behavior of all canine and feline species in existence anywhere on the planet for all of recorded history – that the best diet for dogs and cats consists primarily of meat.
We would suggest that raw meat is particularly healthy for cats and dogs. After all, that’s what they were designed to digest. It’s what any dog or cat, left to nature, will try to catch and eat.
Of course, there are those who disagree. Some have even suggested that eating raw meat is unhealthy for your pets. This group includes some veterinarians’ organizations (though it should be noted that many vets also support the concept of the BARF diet). So, why would veterinarians object to feeding animals their natural diet? There could be plenty of reasons, of course, but the surest bet when you’re looking for anyone’s motive for any given stance is to ask yourself cui bono? (Who benefits?)