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|03-06-2009, 06:35 PM||#1|
Join Date: Nov 2008
My vet is trying to get me to switch my food:(
Hey guys. Ive been feeding my 7 month on EVO small red meat small bites now for about four months now with absolutely no problems at all. Small stools, vertually no smell, and no constipation. His hair is beautiful and hes very happy and playful. My vet asked me what food I was feeding and she informed me that it is two much protien for him. She wants me to feed him Science diet (which by the way she sells at her clinic). She said she has never heard of EVO and that I should be very weary.
I know that EVO is a quality food and he's having no problems at all on it.
What do yall think?
|03-06-2009, 06:38 PM||#2|
Donating YT 500 Club Member
Join Date: Sep 2007
I think they just want you to shop at their clinic
Mom to Boomer and his BIG brother, Jack and his little sister Layni
|03-06-2009, 06:39 PM||#3|
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: South Carolina
When I bought some evo small red meat small bites for mine awhile back(they didn't care for it), but, the lady at the pet store said we actually have a vet that is highly recommending this food now(the evo). If your pup is doing well on it, then keep your pup on it. The vets get good deals on the science diet. You want to stay away from corn, bi-products and soybean, and science diet has all of that in it
|03-06-2009, 06:42 PM||#4|
& pebbleliny ♥ my pups
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: LV NV
Agreed - NO Science Diet!!
It is because vets all over sell S.D. bad, bad vet - lol
MY 's PEBBLES & BOBO & LUCY &AUSSIE
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|03-06-2009, 06:45 PM||#5|
Loved by Layla
Join Date: Aug 2006
I think your vet honestly just means the best but vets are not given much education on pet nutrition- many will tell you this. They are usually paid to sell the brand that they do and honeslty think it is best for animals. Stick to your guns- EVO is a great food and your pup is doing well on it so just tell her you are going to stich with EVO- you have done your research and this is what you feel best feeding.
Layla 's Simon
|03-06-2009, 06:54 PM||#6|
Donating YT 10K Club Member
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: DFW, Texas
Evo is one of the better kibble/canned foods out there, and if your dog is doing well on it, I'd continue feeding it. I would never ever ever feed one of my pets Science Diet personally. I'm in vet school and Marci is correct..we don't get a whole lot of small animal education - just the basics and what is taught is biased toward the big companies Hills and Purina because they donate so much to the AVMA. I hate that it's like that...I think good nutrition is so important for our pets and crappy food like Science Diet and Purina just doesn't cut it in my opinion.
Purchasing from backyard breeders, pet shops, and puppymills perpetuates the suffering of other dogs.
Educate yourself and buy from reputable breeders or rescue.
|03-06-2009, 07:30 PM||#8|
YT 2000 Club Member
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Dallas, Texas
We have a yorkie, and 2 schnauzers that are on Welliness, and Evo. I kinda give them a change once in awhile. They have never had any problems. I feed the small breed kibble (Welliness) and canned and canned Evo. The vets get a kick back on selling Science Diet. If that baby is doing well on it, I would stick to it.
|03-06-2009, 09:51 PM||#9|
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: New York
What is it with vets and Science Diet, mine does the same thing. Or else it's the Hills, they have that in every variety imaginable.
Donna, Sadie, Joey and Nicky (and Buddy the cockatiel)
|03-07-2009, 12:31 AM||#10|
YT 3000 Club Member
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Hanford, CA
Even my Certified vet Hospital carries free samples of SD I'd also educate your vet on Evo, and let her know all about how good it is for dogs bring in a bag, let her see for herself ! She certainly is in for surprise.
"No matter how little money & how few possessions, you own, having a dog makes you rich."
|03-07-2009, 04:05 AM||#11|
No Longer a Member
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Littleton, NH
|03-07-2009, 05:13 AM||#12|
Donating Senior Yorkie Talker
Join Date: Nov 2006
thats funny, my girls are on EVO red meat too (mixed with homecooked), and their vet has tried to persuade me to switch to some other food they carry (don't remember the name of the food) for the longest. I told him that I would rather stay with EVO everytime this subject came up. after all, you are the one to make the decision whats the best for you lil one!
Mommymy princesses Shorty & Dolly
|03-07-2009, 05:42 AM||#13|
Living My Yorkie Dream
Join Date: Aug 2007
Blog Entries: 6
I agree to nix the Science Diet change and that your vets reccomendation is due to them selling it.
How about if you tell your vet "ok, I'll switch, but I'll buy the SD somewhere else.".........then see what he says.
Lucky,Toby, Hannah,Camie, & Reggie
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|03-07-2009, 06:05 AM||#14|
Furbutts = LOVE
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Blog Entries: 2
Maybe you could really get sassy and print this for your vet? I would keep him on this food, it sounds like he is doing WONDERFUL on it.
The Dog Food Project - Is too much protein harmful?
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|03-07-2009, 07:09 AM||#15|
And Rylee Finnegan
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Metro Detroit, MI
Well, I prefer at least one type of SD to Evo, so we all have our prefernces.
IMO, some Yorkies do not do well with Evo at all and I would watch my dog's triglycerides if she ate it.
Crystal, Ellie May (RIP), Rylee Finnegan, and Gracie Boo🐶