When is gourmet meat safe for your pet?
A new study says that when it comes to the consumption of meat, it depends on how your pet eats.
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Some people eat raw meat, but it’s not really healthy for a pet, says Rachel Gebhardt, a PhD candidate at the University of Winnipeg who was part of the study.
That’s because when it’s raw it’s a lot different than when it is cooked, she says.
“So it’s going to be a little bit different in terms of the chemistry and the amino acid profile of the meat.”
In this case, it was raw that was more toxic to your pet than cooked meat, she explains.
Gebhardt says the reason why raw meats can be more toxic is because the enzymes in meat are actually much less active in raw meat.
They’re not able to digest the collagen that makes meat so juicy and tender.
“When it comes time to eat raw it becomes very complex and it’s actually very difficult for us to get to that point where it’s completely digestible,” she says, adding that when you eat raw food it can be difficult to keep it on the bones.
“So if you’re not sure how to eat it, Gebhart recommends eating it as part of a special diet, or you can make your own.
Gebhard says raw meat can also be a good choice for people with diabetes.
She also says that if you are a vegan or vegetarian you can eat it without the need for any meat products, like bacon, sausage, or eggs.”
We have to keep in mind that there’s also a lot of animal proteins in raw meats, and if you eat meat in the context of a vegan diet that can increase your risk of colon cancer,” she adds.
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In some ways, the fact that the meat is being treated with drugs may make it a little more of a challenge for a carnivore to digest, so I would encourage people to consider that as a consideration,” says Gebrick.
Read moreAbout the author:Julia Dennison is a staff writer at news.com.au.