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Dr. Peter Dobias, DVM Responds To Raw "Debate"
« on: January 08, 2012, 09:32:24 PM »
Two veterinarians write on the topic of raw diet, is it safe or not?

I have just come across the response of a Victoria veterinarian, Dr. Chris Collis in regard to the article “This raw deal is a good one from Dec. 10 of  Times Colonist ,(posted at the end of this blog)  and feel obligated to respond.

I too am a veterinarian licensed and practicing in British Columbia, with 24 years of clinical experience. In the early days, I also believed what I was taught by processed pet food companies that their food was the best.

However, as years progressed, I observed an alarming trend where feeding processed food and even special diets was not enough to keep my patients healthy. I continued to see a rising number of patients suffering from allergies, obesity, diabetes, pancreatitis, and a variety of organ dysfunctions and cancer. The paradox was, that even though I knew that eating processed food is not good for people, I somehow blindly believed what I was told. Kibble was the best.
In the mid 90’s, I started to see a few of my clients switching their pets to raw or cooked natural diets. First, I was concerned but when I started to see some dramatic recoveries and general improvement in most, I started to question commercial diet companies and their intentions.

After 15 years, I have no doubt that the pets eating wholesome food lived longer, looked younger, moved better and needed to see me less frequently. In fact, my own cat Mina has been on raw food since she was eight years old is now 21. My dog Skai, who has turned 10 years in August 2011, has never been on processed food and doing very well. ( I have enclosed a brief video of him and his sister who is also fed raw. It  was shot  a few months after his 10th birthday.)

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Re: Dr. Peter Dobias, DVM Responds To Raw "Debate"
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2012, 11:44:07 PM »
Dr. Dobias is in North Vancouver and his webinars are well worth attending. I have met him a number of times and am always amazed with his level of patience when working with people.

Great guy and it was kind of him to respond to Dr. Collis' scaremongering tactics.