|Purred: Sat Aug 31, '13 4:56pm PST |
Not all regular vets are opposed to raw food diets. The vet Human uses is fine with her feeding raw food even though he recommends commercial pet food to other clients.
Some vets may not be very educated about raw food diets so that is why they discourage clients from feeding it. But that doesn't mean the client can't feed raw food at all. A pet owner does not need permission from the vet to feed a paricular brand or type of food, period. The vet might not like your food choice but can't force you to change it. It's YOUR cat after all, not the vet's cat.
Not everyone has access to a holistic vet Many pet owners only have access to a regular vet, or in small rural area, a farm animal vet. Pet owners can educate their vet about raw food diets and the benefits of such a diet over commercial food. Many vets are open to learning new things, even if it's from a client
Older pets are set in their food preferences and will not eat any raw food at all. You can try to slowly transition the pet to raw food but it will likely take a long time and lots and lots of patience. Just ditching all the commerical food and feeding raw food can result in a pet going on a food strike, which can lead to fatty liver disease in cats.
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