Originally Posted by GotGarlic
In many cases, cooking makes foods safer, easier for people to digest, and sometimes changes the chemical form of nutrients to make them easier for the body to absorb. That's why we do it
My response was in reference to Taxy's post.
Cooking food makes it harder to digest for animals
IMO if you dip meat into boiling water long enough to affect any surface bacteria, you are probably keeping it there long enough to "par-cook" the outside. Therefore, that "skin" is going to be harder for them to digest.
So many people have no clue of what they are doing feeding raw. If you are cooking any of the food at all, you are not feeding raw. You are losing part of the benefits of feeding raw.
Craig, Dogs and cats who are pets have exactly the same digestive system as their wild cousins. It's why they can go back to being feral, cats more quickly, if they are abandoned.
The reason these pet food companies recall food because of salmonella isn't for the pets' safety, it's for the people pulling that chicken jerky treat out of the bag and not washing their hands afterwards. Pets' stomach acids are too strong for them to get many of the things that affect us.