Set veterinary clients straight about this pet food fallacy

May 2, 2019
Donna Raditic, DVM, DACVN, CVA

'A business would not take its own consumer and put them in the food,' nutritionist says.

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"Let's put pets in the food, so there will be fewer pets to eat the food," says ... no one ever. But, the thought that dog and cat byproduct actually wind up in the finished goods is just one extreme piece of fallacious information that circulates in the public sphere. As Fetch dvm360 conference speaker Donna Raditic, DVM, DACVN, CVA, says, "What business model is that?"

While a recent study from the University of California, Davis, Veterinary School found contamination in supposed "one-ingredient" foods, Dr. Raditic says they found no trace of rats or mice-or dogs or cats. Listen to the clip below as she explains what the rumor is and how you can dispel it when your veterinary clients bring it up.