A very informative article from Dr Becker about raw verses cooked and cancer causing chemicals in cooked meats.Raw vs. Processed Pet Food Diets
Scientist Accidentally Discovers a Possible Culprit in the Growing Incidence of Cancer

I also want to make the point that dogs and cats are carnivores (dogs are scavenging carnivores and cats are obligate carnivores). Raw meat, which is the food nature intended canines and felines to consume, does not contain heterocyclic amines. It’s when meat is processed that the risk of carcinogens becomes a possibility.

So essentially, raw meat, in and of itself, is beautiful. It seems to me, although the research is not there, that freeze-dried or air-dried meats, because they’re not heated at high temperatures, would be safe.
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