Salmonella – the bad bacteria

Below is an excerpt from the article which appeard in the Dog’s Naturally Magazine that I wrote with my collegue, Dr. Kim Bloomer.

There are still a lot of people who mistakingly beleive that feeding raw meat and bones to their dogs can be hazardoud to their dog’s health and could give them a deadly case of salmonella poisioning.

Get the facts!

Every dog, (and human for that matter), has both “good” and “bad” bacteria in their intestines as part of its normal intestinal
ecology. In order for the immune system to function well, the good bacteria or “probiotics” (translated meaning -“for life”) should typically make up eighty percent of the intestinal flora. The “bad” bacteria (including naturally occurring salmonella and e.coli), will then make up the remaining twenty percent of the intestinal flora. Dogs, being opportunistic carnivores, designed to eat things we humans shudder at the thought of, have gastrointestinal tracts which are designed with many unique features that prevent pathogenic bacteria such as salmonella and e.coli from taking over their body and upsetting the healthy balance of intestinal flora.

Read the entire article >>> HERE

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