A 2022 AVMA survey suggests that there are multiple barriers to our goal of benefitting from informed nutrition discussions with our vets.
With ‘authoritative sources’ like AVMA officially discouraging raw feeding and so few nutritionally qualified vets to help you formulate a diet, how do you figure out the right thing to do when it comes to feeding your cat?
Dr. Pierson is a California veterinarian who works hard to save countless cats from misery, pain, and abuse through tireless and often heartbreaking rescue work. She’s helped to keep me on the straight and narrow when it comes to interpreting and deciphering the professional literature on feline nutrition.
We can have profound respect and admiration for the veterinary profession and still insist on holding them to a higher standard than we’re accustomed to when it comes to their knowledge of cat nutrition.
We like to think that the veterinary professional in the white coat knows a lot about a cat’s nutritional needs. Some information suggests their nutrition education is minimal and often compromised by vet school affiliations with pet food companies.
How do you cope when your vet tells you that homemade cat diets may be highly unbalanced and discourages you from making your own cat food?
CatNutrition’s “Open Letter to Vets” has been translated into Polish, thanks to a generous website visitor, Alexandra Urbanik.