If You Feed Your Dog Raw Chicken, You Need To Read This
If you like to give your beloved pooch a chicken neck to gnaw on as a treat, you might want to reconsider.
A new study has found eating raw chicken increases the risk of dogs developing a
Researchers from the University of Melbourne's U-Vet Werribee Animal Hospital say the cause of acute
But their new study has identified raw chicken, and especially chicken necks, as a major risk factor.
APN is a relatively rare but debilitating condition that initially causes weakness in the hind legs that can spread to the front legs, neck, head
Some dogs die if their chests are affected. Those who survive can take six months to recover.
The paralysis is caused by the dog's immune system becoming unregulated and attacking its own nerve
The bacteria Campylobacter is now considered a trigger agent in up to 40
They looked at the diets of 27 dogs with symptoms of the disease and compared them with a symptom-free control group, finding Campylobacter was the likely reason for immune system impairment and paralysis.
Researchers say the findings are a concern given the growing popularity of raw meat diets for dogs.
They say dog owners should choose regular dog food over raw chicken until more research is done.