Leah Sattler wrote:
fyi. your vets gets kickbacksand perks for selling whatever dogfood is in his office jsut like human docs and meds. its not there because its a miracle food its there because it makes money.
Leah Sattler wrote:
it might not be a 'kickback' in the traditional sense of the word with big goverment jobs but to me the medical feild has an obligation to the public and if they recieve money to lie, be it from simple profit or from a complicated set of circumstances where some companies and docs stand to profit from a mutually beneficial 'partnership' then it is unethical. kick back for me is a term to apply to unethical, betrayels of public trust monetarily or otherwise. my point is they smooooge the vets and although its not some big government operation involving huge bids and monies they are essentially being paid to say that this special food is a medicine, and its not, and that betrays the public imo which when involving medicine even for pets is especially disgusting..... my opinion only of course.
I compared the special 'urinary stones' diet for my cat that was outragiously priced at my vets (and he insisted I needed) to iams and another reg. store bought one "for urinary health". according to my research the iams was far and away better and the other (can't remember the brand) was jsut as good. the one at the vet was primarily corn if I remember correctly, the special 'urinary health diet' just meant the ph had been adjusted as well as some minerals. I remember thinking ooooh special medicine.
after two stone incidents then switching to iams he has never had any problems.
an old dog of mine had nasty allergies/ahotspots. I got a product from gardens alive called 'bits' which was really just a top dress nutritional supplement....garlic..yeast...etc...fixed her right up.
dosed the dog with benadryl (dunno if it stopped the itch or just made her too sleepy to scratch)
Gwen Lynn wrote:A vet suggested that I feed my constipation prone siamese cat a prescription diet...I switched him over to a canned food diet & we add cooked sweet potato or pumpkin to it for additional fiber.