Pet owners want the best for their animals and feeding them raw meat has been one trend touted as a healthier choice.

 

Proponents claim a raw food diet helps preven chronic illness.

 

"A lot of dogs that have problems such as allergies when they're put on a natural food diet -- raw food diet -- things get much better," said Danny Joffe, medical director for the Calgary Animal Referral and Emergency Centre.

 

However, some experts disagree and point to risks such as contamination.

The Canadian Public Health Agency has issued advisories with specific concerns as to how raw pet food is handled by people.