pitsandpastries I don’t mind at all! :)
The feeder program refers to a program that (some) pet food companies do. Basically pet store employees can sign up for free food every month and the supplier sends it and gets reimbursed by the food company. Champion Pet Foods (Orijen/Acana) just started theirs!
Hmm, maybe I’ll have to get a job at a fancy pet store on the side to satisfy my interest in ridiculously expensive and high quality food. I really want the high quality companies to offer vet school scholarships or some kind of incentive program because I refuse to sell my soul to Hills but it’s hard to be so gung-ho for the good foods when you can get science diet for next to nothing. Ugh, such a dilemma. I just want to feed good food and tell the world about them and make everyone feed that way. Stupid vet school brainwashing.I know thatcandidcaninesworks at a vet office and gets cheap Acana so there’s hope! It sucks that Hills dominates the field so much that they can do that. Wouldn’t it make the most sense to expose vet students to as many foods as possible so they could see for themselves how animals do on it? My vet doesn’t sell any prescription lines (or any food at all!) and they prefer a raw diet so clearly they must have seen results they like. I just think it’s a bad idea for vets to learn that hills/Royal Canin/Purina RX are the answer to everything. I have a customer at work whose dog has some pretty bad stomach issues and his vet put him on a hills prescription years ago. The dog has gotten worse and the vet doesn’t have any alternate ideas because they completely believe that the food will fix it. (I also lost a cat to prescription food so I’m a little biased in being anti vet food haha)
My vet sells Purina’s line of veterinary diets, but we’re big advocates for Acana. We’re the only local source for Acana buyers. I love Acana a lot, but I’m really thinking about going back to Instinct. I’m a big fan of NV.