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why do vets always recommend the worst cat food brands ie: purina pro,hills and royal canine?
 

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More than likely because those are the only brands that have prescription cat food, IMO. Sales reps routinely visit vets and tout their foods (and meds) as the most appropriate for certain health conditions. I doubt the vets are asking to have sales reps from other brands come in and talk to them about other foods that can be bought OTC. And just think of the gazillion options when it comes to OTC cat food.

This is an interesting article I found on the subject of nutrition in general as it relates to vets. It is only one person's perspective, but there is probably some truth in it anyway.
The Biggest Myths about Vets and Nutrition (drandyroark.com)
 

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Does your cat currently have a health issue? We might be able to help with suggestions.
 

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My vet long time ago told me how vets would join for meetings with people higher up and do what there told to do. I can tell my supervisor is nervous when the store manager comes over then he gets nervous when the district comes over to check on how things are going and make improvements. So it's really not the vets fault that they have to sell certain food
 
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More than likely because those are the only brands that have prescription cat food, IMO. Sales reps routinely visit vets and tout their foods (and meds) as the most appropriate for certain health conditions. I doubt the vets are asking to have sales reps from other brands come in and talk to them about other foods that can be bought OTC. And just think of the gazillion options when it comes to OTC cat food.

This is an interesting article I found on the subject of nutrition in general as it relates to vets. It is only one person's perspective, but there is probably some truth in it anyway.
The Biggest Myths about Vets and Nutrition (drandyroark.com)
thank you
 

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Something to keep in mind, on the flip side so to speak, is that there are more and more nonprescription cat food manufacturers that are realizing cat owners are becoming more educated and demanding. So for example, Weruva has cat food varieties that contain low phosphorus (better for cats with kidney disease) and low iodine (necessary for cats with Hyper-thyroidism) plus a line that is super low phosphorus. Additionally, they've eliminated carrageenan.
Evangers and Dave's have new varieties that are low phosphorus.

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Something to keep in mind, on the flip side so to speak, is that there are more and more nonprescription cat food manufacturers that are realizing cat owners are becoming more educated and demanding. So for example, Weruva has cat food varieties that contain low phosphorus (better for cats with kidney disease) and low iodine (necessary for cats with Hyper-thyroidism) plus a line that is super low phosphorus. Additionally, they've eliminated carrageenan.
Evangers and Dave's have new varieties that are low phosphorus.

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exactly, thats why im not sure why they recommend those brands i mentioned
 

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My cat was on Prescription food for struitive crystals. Since the crystals dissolved I put her on commercial food. Crystals came back so back on Prescription food. Crystals dissolved,now she only eats weruva. So I do believe it is needed for some things. Now she has ibd. My vet said I can feed her anything
 
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