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Old 03-12-2009, 12:42 AM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Question Why do vets push Science Diet?

Now ive never used this feed so i cant pass any judgements on it but i find it weird that every vet ive ever asked what food they would recomend they always say SD now i was recently at a family wedding and one of my cousins childhood friends recently became a vet i saw this as a good oppurtunity to put this theory to the test being as we were at a party and not the vet office i struck up a convo about my dog and asked about feeds and guess what i got as a response FEED SCIENCE DIET???????????? why it does horrible in the analysis yet all these vets keep recomending it do they get paid by SD or am i goin nuts arent these ppl suppose to have my dogs best intrest in mind or am i just a naive fool????????
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Old 03-12-2009, 12:46 AM   #2 (permalink)
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they get paid from science diet to promote they're crap that they call food.
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Old 03-12-2009, 12:51 AM   #3 (permalink)
 
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hmmm........ intresting my next visit im gonna ask what they feed not what they recommend
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when i first was trying out foods i tried the science diet, nismo wouldn't touch it, he went 2 days without eating before i switched to another kind.
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i feed wellness and after i say that they correct themselves and say keep up with the wellness but i just find it so odd they all tell them to use it i think im gunna print out the science diet analysis page and post on the vets bulliten board and see if it stays up and if im alowed back lol. im sure allot of people feed SD and feel really good about it because ther vets telling them to meanwhile its crap
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they get paid from science diet to promote they're crap that they call food.
that is exactly right. the hospital i worked for won $5000 for pushing the most science diet a few years back. every bag sold was worth points for us to win money.

also, alot of vets dont know its crap they get a seminar on nutrition taught by none other then science diet (hills)
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^^^pretty good way to keep themselves in buisness huh?

ever notice how much that stuff costs too?
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honestly, they shouldn't be able to feed that to the rats/birds.
it should actually be against the law. you can get better food for they're price. its robbery.
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^^^pretty good way to keep themselves in buisness huh?

ever notice how much that stuff costs too?
thats exactly wut im sayin it cost as much as quality food but its crap i dont get it??
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Old 03-12-2009, 05:18 AM   #10 (permalink)
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i feed wellness and after i say that they correct themselves and say keep up with the wellness but i just find it so odd they all tell them to use it i think im gunna print out the science diet analysis page and post on the vets bulliten board and see if it stays up and if im alowed back lol. im sure allot of people feed SD and feel really good about it because ther vets telling them to meanwhile its crap
This is my theory on that. Maybe, deep down, your vet does like animals and has their "best" interest at heart. Maybe most vets assume that most everyday uneducated pet owners will be feeding grocery store crap and the SD is actually minimally better than that. So they think, "what the hell, if it's better than what they are feeding and I get paid for it, why not?". That would also explain why it shut him right up when you mentioned you fed a higher quality food.
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From volunteering at our local SPCA...a lot of veternarians get a really cheap rate (even free) on specific food/products. They get the cheapest rate so the vets will carry their product.

The same type of scenario in hospitals, companies actually GIVE mass amounts of products for free to the hospital and when the patients see...well the hospital has it, it MUST be good. The patients then go out and buy the product.
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This is my theory on that. Maybe, deep down, your vet does like animals and has their "best" interest at heart. Maybe most vets assume that most everyday uneducated pet owners will be feeding grocery store crap and the SD is actually minimally better than that. So they think, "what the hell, if it's better than what they are feeding and I get paid for it, why not?". That would also explain why it shut him right up when you mentioned you fed a higher quality food.
good point but from what i read SD is a grocery brand and isnt any better than say purina, pedigree, iams so its kinda like you doctor telling you to feed your kids a bag of skittles twice a day and you leave the doctors office like listen kids if you dont eat your skittles you wont grow up big and strong, its the doctors orders!!!!!!
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Has anyone seen "Idiocracy"? Brought to you by Carl's Jr. lol
Its all about advertising, plus science diet is generally better than most food store brand like gravy train and such, that the majority of dog owners feed their pets. My Father in law feeds Mighty dog, because he didn't know better, and now the dog, who was a picky eater to begin with, won't touch anything else, if he could get her on science diet, it would be an improvement.
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Its all about advertising, plus science diet is generally better than most food store brand like gravy train and such, that the majority of dog owners feed their pets. My Father in law feeds Mighty dog, because he didn't know better, and now the dog, who was a picky eater to begin with, won't touch anything else, if he could get her on science diet, it would be an improvement.
u know i have always wondered somethine. alot of my freinds that have chihuahuas feed mighty dog.... **shakes head** is it soemthine to do with tiny man syndrom? maybe tiny dog????go figure
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I think he just went to the store, and saw a little dog on the cover, and thought that was a good food for a little dog. He loves the dog, and really tries, he just didn't know.
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