In Adult Dogs, Does Feeding a Raw Food Diet Increase the Risk of Urinary Calculi Formation Compared to Feeding a Complete Dry Kibble Diet?

  • Emma Taylor School of Sport, Equine and Animal Science Writtle University College Lordship Road Chelmsford Essex CM1 3RR
  • Nieky van Veggel School of Sport, Equine and Animal Science Writtle University College Lordship Road Chelmsford Essex CM1 3RR



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PICO question

In adult dogs, does feeding a raw food diet alter urine composition compared to a kibble diet?

Clinical bottom line

The evidence provided by the single study identified is weak and the outcomes can neither support nor challenge the hypothesis that a raw food diet increases the risk of urinary calculi compared to a kibble diet. Therefore, professionals working within the veterinary science or nutrition field should proceed with caution when advising clients and rely on their professional experience until more evidence is generated.

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Author Biographies

Emma Taylor, School of Sport, Equine and Animal Science Writtle University College Lordship Road Chelmsford Essex CM1 3RR

Emma Taylor is a Writtle University College Animal Science graduate and is currently undertaking an MSc in Veterinary Microbiology at the University of Surrey.

Nieky van Veggel, School of Sport, Equine and Animal Science Writtle University College Lordship Road Chelmsford Essex CM1 3RR

Senior Lecturer in Bioveterinary Science

Course Manager Bioveterinary Science


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Vol. 3 No. 2 (2018): The second issue of 2018

Section: Knowledge Summaries

Categories :  Small Animal  /  Dogs  /  Cats  /  Rabbits  /  Production Animal  /  Cattle  /  Sheep  /  Pig  /  Equine  / 

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