The Truth About Salmonella and Raw Dog Food

Salmonella is responsible for 1.2 million food-borne illnesses in humans, with 19,000 hospitalizations and some 400 deaths every year. Though it’s relatively uncommon for dogs to actually become ill from ingesting Salmonella – the illness is called “salmonellosis” – the canine symptoms are similar to those seen in humans, including diarrhea, sometimes with blood and/or mucous; vomiting and refusal to eat; fever; lethargy; and abdominal pain and cramping.

But what is the likelihood that you or your dog will contract Salmonella from feeding a Raw Dog Food Diet? You might be surprised where you could pick up Salmonella but it won’t likely be in raw dog food.

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The opions expressed in this podcast are not a replacement for professional medical advice. Please consult your vet before starting a raw diet for your pet.