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Old July 16th, 2012, 10:05 AM
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Dr. Joffe performed Aztec's cardiac ultrasound. He's wonderfully skilled in that department. Animal nutrition? Not so much. I prefer this article that lambastes the veterinary profession's position on raw diets:

Like this part:

Vets must think we pet owners are idiots; it appears they dont believe we have the mental capacity to handle raw meats. Well, weve got news for the vets: most of us, except strict vegans, handle raw meats every day, regardless of what we feed our pets. Do you think we dont know that meats contain bacteria? Do you think we dont know to wash our hands and counter tops after handling raw meats? If kibble is so safe, then why do vets advocate washing hands before and after feeding pets, cleaning their dishes and disposing of uneaten food.
To put raw diets and the whole bacteria paranoia in perspective:

As for avoiding bacteria, your dog or cat might not be the bacteria laden reservoir vets think them to be, relatively speaking. Here are some interesting germophobic facts:

Each time that its flushed, your toilet propels invisible bacterial and viral aerosols into the air that can float for up to 2 hours contaminating everything from hand towels to toothbrushes.

Microbiologists at the University of Arizona Environmental Research Laboratory found 21% of shopping carts tested to contain bodily fluids. The handles can harbor staphylococcus aureus, Streptococcus pneumoniae, E coli and other bacteria from meat and poultry.

The University of Arizona found that almost a third of the railings in public transportation-on buses or subways-were infected with the same bacteria that is found in feces and that 25% of the seats in movie theatres were infected with E.coli bacteria, which is bacteria from feces. Another study by U.S. Air Force doctors in Ohio found that money harbors bacteria which can make both immuno-suppressed and healthy people very sick.

Bacteria from food, the body or other sources can survive a wash cycle and spread via our hands to other surfaces. Among them are staphylococcus aureus and klebsiella pneumoniae and E coli.

95 percent of people say they wash their hands after using a public bathroom, but only 67 percent actually wash their hands. Only 33 percent of those who do wash their hands use soap. And only 16 percent really wash their hands long enough.
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