|Purred: Wed Mar 26, '08 8:38pm PST |
|It's Stella. I am a devout dry food addict and we get some Purina and some other things [mostly Iams for Sensitive Stomachs for me, which is the only thing that works on my yurping up.] But I think for a vet to say this is like a doctor saying people should only eat Sara Lee or McDonald's. It's definitely not the best food, and I don't think there is a study done by a disinterested third-party that shows cats live longer on anything. It's a study that should be done. Purina does a lot of research on captive kitties in its research labs, but that can never duplicate normal life. Since the most common cause of death in cats is kidney failure, and most Purina foods do nothing to prevent that, how can they say that? There is the Purina NF cat food for cats with kidney disease and it worked wonders for our former companion and others, but she already had kidney failure and it could have been caused by her lifetime addiction to dry cat food, like me. [My person worries a lot about me, because I won't eat any wet food or cooked meat.]
My person who is very old remembers when vets used to say that animals had to eat Science Diet foods, which were very expensive and which you could only get from vets, but I don't think they ever banned treating animals who were eating other foods. Since the Science Diet of that time was pretty much as horrible for kitties as the supermarket brands, it was not something that any vet should have felt comfortable doing. As this one shouldn't. I wonder if this is a new trend, that Purina is going to try and force vets to say their food is the best, and pay them under the table? The money they were making from Science Diet was at least pretty clear to see.
Can you find another vet or are you in an area with few vets working there?
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