(Picture: PA Real Life)After spending $100 (around £78) a week on normal dog food, Erin decided to buy off-cuts from local farms and meat producers, which they would usually throw away – saving her $300 (£235) each month.
She believed the animal wanted to be vegetarian, so purchased meat-free dog food and served up leftover vegetables (Picture: REX) Lucy Carrington decided to put Storm the Husky on a meat-free diet this summer when she started to go off her food (Picture: REX)
As such, researchers said that the bacteria and parasitic pathogens found in the foods may be a possible source of infection in pets and, if transmitted, pose a risk for human beings too.
A recent study has raised concerns about the health risks of these raw meat-based diet products as possible sources of some bacterial and parasitic diseases. The recent study in the Veterinary Record analysed 35 commercial frozen raw meat products from eight different brands.
Just like their owners, cats need a balanced diet which contains just the right amount of protein, fat, carbohydrates and various vitamins and minerals to ensure they stay in peak condition. Cats require relatively large amounts of taurine in their diet.