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In Adult Dogs, Does Feeding a Raw Food Diet Increase the Risk of Urinary Calculi Formation Compared to Feeding a Complete Dry Kibble Diet?

Emma Taylor, Nieky van Veggel

Published:  17/04/2018    in:  Knowledge Summaries
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In adult dogs, does feeding a raw food diet alter urine composition compared to a kibble diet?

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The evidence provided by the single study identified is weak and the outcomes can neither support nor challenge the hypothesis that a raw food diet increases the risk of urinary calculi compared to a kibble diet. Therefore, professionals working within the veterinary science or nutrition field should proceed with caution when advising clients and rely on their professional experience until more evidence is generated.


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