"It is irresponsible of the veterinary, veterinary nursing and allied professions to recommend raw diets because of:
- concerns about nutritional adequacy
- health risks to pets
- health risks to humans regularly handling raw foods, or living in a household where pets fed raw foods may shed pathogens into the environment
The first thing I was taught at university was “first do no harm,” so there is no prospect of me endorsing raw diets as it may result in harm to my patient or its owners, family or friends."