Prescription Pet Food Updated on: March 30th, 2019

Prescription pet food is food formulated and prescribed by veterinarians with intent to help pets with food sensitivities. Unfortunately, the ingredients are not much different from traditional dried kibble and is loaded with synthetic vitamins and minerals that are hard to process/digest and the main ingredients are by-products.

why we feed

Prescription pet food is made up of inferior ingredients - some included are Brewers Rice, Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Chicken By-Product, Chicken Fat, Dried Beet Pulp and a lot of synthetic vitamins and minerals. Pet owners find quite frequently that dogs can be intolerant to certain things but sometimes don't know what it is - so they rush to their vet and the vet prescribes a prescription food. Prescription foods are not meant to be fed more than 2 weeks, but they don't tell you that. Also, by doing elimination food trials with your dog with raw, unprocessed ingredients, that plays a huge part in aiding/curing allergies and intolerances.

how to feed

Because prescription pet food is filled with by-products, starchy, processed carbohydrates, inferior ingredients that are not bioavailable and lots of synthetic vitamins and minerals (excess Vitamin D, at that) we do not recommend you feed your dog any prescription diets sold by a Vet.

Additional info

Hill's Science Diet recently had a recall for excess Vitamin D in their foods which led to vomiting, lethargy, kidney failure and some dogs even died. More and more food from Hill's they are finding has excess Vitamin D, if you can't trust what your vet tells you, who are you supposed to trust?