Many of our customers do not know about the health benefits of a raw diet before they use Pawmetto products. We have had the honor of converting many to the raw diet, and truly believe it is the best choice for pets. But why do vets not support the raw diet in full force?
Most of the time, your vet sees you when your pet is sick or has some medical issue. A raw diet is recommended for healthy, active pets, therefore the vet is not going to suggest a raw diet when the pet is having problems.
Dogs and cats who are old or have compromised immune systems do not have sufficient amino acids to break down & assimilate nutrients in a raw form. Vets are very good at fixing your pet when there is a problem and many concentrate on a medical cure rather than medical/nutritional prevention. If you go to your vet for a check up and your pet is doing fine, the vet is not going to suggest a change in diet to fix something that is not broken.
Most nutrition education at vet schools has been created by the large pet food companies, so unless your vet has done advanced pet nutrition exploration, a raw diet is not something they would believe in or suggest. Pet owners have to take responsibility for their individual pet’s needs by doing the research to find the best diet to help their pet thrive, not just survive!