Scientists criticise trend for raw meat pet food after analysis finds pathogens According to this study, raw feeding is risky because of the pathogens they found in raw dog food. Now, ignore all the arguments about what animals eat in the wild, the fact that the dog may eat the food and then lick you on your mouth... what this and similar studies are missing is, where are all the people falling ill as a result of these risks? And where are all the ill dogs? I'm all for science - I may be a raw feeding evangelist, but I don't want it to become a dogma (pun intended), and I know the risks of confirmation bias, cognitive dissonance etc. Sure, anecdotal evidence is dodgy, but I know (mostly in the online sense) a lot of raw feeders and simply haven't seen anything to suggest that they or their dogs are falling ill. Is it not time someone researched whether this supposed risk is real rather than just assumed?