This is true. But there are so many people out there feeding chicken and going "I've been feeding chicken to my dogs for X many years and they're all healthy and great!" There's enough of this that novices are going to see it and think it's okay especially since many people are telling them this is okay.F
When raw feeding, you just need to do some research, and understand what you are doing.
There is one person posting raw videos on youtube that really made me cringe. Video of her feeding her pregnant bitches tons of chicken and turkey backs, necks, wings, carcasses and chicken hearts. That is at least 70% bone. I'm like wow, is that what you're going to feed the puppies?
What people need to dig up with their research is instances of puppies developing poorly because they were fed exclusively chicken. I ran across an article a couple days ago about this and I'm having a lot of trouble refinding it (to post on here). Yet I come across lots and lots of people going "feed your dogs chicken! they'll love it! they'll do fine on it!"
Too much bad advice out there from people who aren't animal nutritionists. Who is your average newbie raw feeder going to listen to?
Even me, who did a lot of research, and feed my dogs an extremely varied raw diet got resistance to it here. "Over-managing" I think is what they called me. Or was it micro-managing? Overthinking? Anyhow, people *here* went oh you don't have to do what she's doing, that's too much work. Because I care about making sure my dogs are getting enough nutrition? Even still, I feed them small amounts of kibble because it's an unproven diet and I don't want to take the chance.
After a year of feeding raw, I'm finding what the proponents say aren't the results I'm getting. My dogs are *gaining weight* on raw. Perhaps cause I feed them more beef and pork and less chicken? I trim a lot of fat and feed them less than the recommended amount, trying to curb the weight gain.
I like the cleaner teeth and I like the happy bone chewing dogs especially my lab who needs to chew. I'll continue to tweak as I continue to feed raw.