The Canadian Veterinary Medical Association and Public Health Agency of Canada have issued a statement warning pet owners of the potential health risks raw food could pose to their pets, according to a news report .
"Careful handling while cleaning and storing the food is most important. People in households with seniors or very young children need to be particularly careful," said veterinarian Wanda Vockeroth.
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