The Battle of the bowl
– Nutrition Roundtable published by AAHA with Royal Canin
사료회사와 영양학에 대해서 수의사와 보호자는 정확히 정반대의 생각을 가지고 있다.
다만, 수의사는 모든 동물의 생명을 살리는데 우선순위를 둔다는 것을 기억했으면 한다.
After the recall, a lot of the marketing messages seemed to focus on checking the ingredient list. (But that was misleading, because the addition of melamine was an adulteration.)
Many pet owners are rightfully concerned. Most of the pet owners I have spoken with spent a great deal of time choosing their pet’s food and believed they were making a healthy decision for their pet. It is particularly devastating for them to know that a decision they believed was good actually resulted in potential harm.
Pet food commercials give pet owners a sense that there is a wrong way and a right way to feed a pet. That leads pet owners to say, “If I feed this to my dog, I’m a good pet parent, and if I feed that to my dog, I’m bad.”
When pet owners go online, they get bombarded by absolutes like, “All Frenchies are allergic to chicken!” or “All cats can’t have carbs!” Though not technically correct, that certainty is very appealing and shareable.
And also owners hear some pet food companies claiming, “This is an overblown conspiracy. We’ve added taurine to our grain-free diet, so everything’s fine now.”
Dr. Nacho’s comment.
It’s easy for corporate marketings or social media to say affirmative comments like “Dogs have to eat Raw food” and still have a chance to change their status later.
But vets rather say safe statements like “there is no sufficient evidence yet” cause we not only consider the individual differences, but also do not take a risk of even one bad occasion.