Risks of Feeding Your Pet a Raw Meat Diet
East Springfield Veterinary Hospital and World Small Animal Veterinary Association (WSAVA) do not recommend to feed your cat or dog a raw meat-based diet (RMBD).
RMBDs have a high risk of contamination with bacteria, parasites, and other pathogens. If bones are included in the food, there is a risk of constipation, diarrhea, dental fractures, and gastrointestinal obstructions. Pets could also develop hyperthyroidism from excessive ingestion of thyroid tissue.