Originally Posted by furryfriends251
Quote from article in Cat Fancy March 2008
"Between the cats catural cleansing system and its rapid metabolism, the chances of developing salmonella, toxoplasmosis and other ailments associated with raw food are slim."
There are studies out there that prove cats are resistant to S. in far greater amounts than they could ever encounter naturally, but people have a hard time believing it. We have all been conditioned for years and years into believing raw meat is *que the spooky music* deadly
And T. really shouldn't really be a factor in anyone's decisions, either. According to Cornell "Toxoplasmosis
is one of the most common parasitic diseases and has been found in nearly all warm-blooded animals, including pets and humans. Despite the high prevalence of T. gondii infection, the parasite rarely causes significant clinical disease in cats-or any species." It's already everywhere, it hardly ever causes a problem (certainly in cats) and, when it does, it's a fairly easy fix. Certainly NOT a reason to not feed a species-appropriate diet.
Huh, I feel like I've been ranting.... am I ranting? Sorry!!! Of all the reasons NOT to feed raw, this one truly drives me crazy. Cats evolved to eat raw, if it was harmful to them, they'd all be dead already! *I'm going to get a drink.*