Sarah’s Book Review – Raw Meaty Bones by Tom Lonsdale

Sarah’s Book



Raw Meaty Bones
by Tom Lonsdale


Dental health and natural nutrition

Brief Summary

This book perhaps could have a different title.  A very in-depth discussion of the extent of dental disease in our companion animals, the causes, and the resulting health issues. The xtremely lengthy discussions of every subject sound more like a dissertation, so not for the lay person.


The discussion of dental and gum disease in relation to the immune system, and the complications that can result.  Evidently, this is a problem that is commonly overlooked and often accompanies a diagnosis of heart disease, kidney issues or joint problems.


Round about way of getting to the point.


“Secondary diseases arising from periodontal disease are many, but there are problems of interpretations.  Pets tend to obscure the presence of disease, owners tend not to notice.”

“Problems suggested to be associated with chronic periodontal disease in dogs include chronic bronchitis, pulmonary fibrosis, endocardiosis, endocarditis, interstitial nephritis, glomerulonephritis, and hepatitis.” 

“If and when a patient’s immune system is depleted for whatever reason, then the risk of oral bacteria gaining entrance to the body increases dramatically.” 

Rating (out of 5
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FIVE PAWS for detail and enthusiasm
THREE PAWS for readability