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Healthy pet food: raw meat versus commercial pet food diets U.S. 2018

Over 85 percent of veterinary professionals who responded to a survey in the United States between October 12 and December 31, 2018, did not believe that raw meat pet diets are healthier than commercial pet foods. On the other hand, some 31 percent of dog owners and 36 percent of cat owners believed that raw options are better for their pets, yet a higher share were also unsure of the health benefits.

Do you think raw meat diets are healthier than commercial pet foods?

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Release date

March 2019


United States

Survey time period

October 12 to December 31, 2018

Number of respondents

1,730 respondents

Special properties

1,156 pet owners and 574 veterinary professionals

Method of interview

Online survey

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