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Author Topic: Has your vet started carrying any different foods since the recalls?  (Read 4027 times)
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« on: October 04, 2007, 09:47:30 AM »

I was at our vets' last week and was pleasantly surprised to see they now carry Wellness food and Merrick bones in addition to the other "stuff".

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« Reply #1 on: October 04, 2007, 10:56:46 AM »

My cat-only vet has carried Wellness for years.  It's one of the things I like about her.  At my last visit I did notice something new--she has copies of the Pitcairn book for sale in her clinic.
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« Reply #2 on: October 04, 2007, 03:22:13 PM »

Glad to hear some vets are making changes.

I took my new puppies to the vet for the first time and she handed me an IAMS "new puppy" kit on my way out.  I just stared at her blankly since we had discussed that I was feeding all home prepared meals during the visit.  She just sort of sheepishly said it's included in the cost of the visit and I could use them as treats and thrust them in my hand. Sad
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« Reply #3 on: October 04, 2007, 03:32:32 PM »

Nope - no changes here.  I even wrote an email challenging their position on feline nutrition.  Just checked their web page - same standard lines.  Expect it will be the same as always when I go in.
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« Reply #4 on: October 04, 2007, 03:52:19 PM »

The only change I have noticed is that they no longer offer treats to my dogs or cats. That could be because I am homefeeding. I don't know if they do it for everyone.I took another urine sample in today. Supposed to check for casts & crystals & do a concentration test in house. Once again they didn't check for casts or crystals. I told the vet tech & the vet. I did find out what the strange bugs are that are showing up dead where my black dog & cat lay. They are micro ticks. Look like tiny little dark beetles.Almost no legs showing.
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« Reply #5 on: October 04, 2007, 07:17:43 PM »

Are the vets carrying new pet foods because people no longer want to trust the prescription foods they carry or any other brands that are suspect? Cant lose any money on things people won't buy now, can they? Have to make up that money someplace. And pushing treats from a company such as IAMS on someone is just not good business practice. The vets are still in bed with the pet food companies - make no mistake about that. The few who are honest and caring are a rarity and should be celebrated for trying to help instead of taking your money and playing on your emotions when your vulnerable.

lesliek why did the not test for what you asked them to? I hope you did not pay for the test they did do until they ran what you brought the sample in for in the first place. What a racket. Oops we forgot - bring in another sample so we can keep charging you again and again? I'm sorry but so hate to see any doctor try to 'rip' pet lovers off when your worried and possibly scared about your beloved furry children so they act 'dumb' when they do not comply with what you asked. If this is not the case with your vet, I apologize but from what your wrote I would find these people suspect and just out to get your money.
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« Reply #6 on: October 05, 2007, 04:57:39 PM »

JJ- I suspect its just incompetence on the part of the staff. This is the 4th time they didn't do it. They have mischarged me,run bloodwork instead of urinalysis & told me it must be my cooking causing the problem. Even though I didn't start cooking til after 2 of the dogs had symptoms.They became a VCA hospital 2 yrs ago & have really gone downhill since then. I'm going to have to switch.
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« Reply #7 on: October 05, 2007, 10:24:28 PM »

lesliek that is such a shame to be mischarged for supposedly helping your beloved pet and since the type of hospital is now changed it may be a good investment of your time and your pets life to switch to another vet. I wish you all the best in finding a reputable, caring (not just out for the money) place to feel confident in.
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« Reply #8 on: October 06, 2007, 08:11:46 AM »

Just checked with my vet's re foods carried. Office switched from SD to Purina, although
still stock some SD. Only good news, vet agreed to try home-prepared formula.
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« Reply #9 on: October 08, 2007, 06:01:39 AM »

Our vet's office hasn't changed what they offer in light of the recall, but (as they prefer the Purina brand prescription diets) none of the foods they sold was impacted by the recall. They have never sold any Hill's products. Knowing the staff there, I would imagine that there would have been major changes had any of the products they carried been affected.
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« Reply #10 on: May 21, 2008, 06:14:46 AM »

I noticed when i had Geisha at the vet 2 weeks ago that they are not carrying just Hills RX any more, htey had Royal Canine and Purina's RX as options.  I thought that was interesting, also the HillsRX  Geisha was on back in the day for crystals is no longer being made.  She was on XD.
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