We live in this bizarre world where almost everyone is putting the wrong fuel in their car. And there's enormous corporate mechanic shops making billions off of it promoting more repairs. And nobody is addressing the bad fuel causing the problems.
The same is true for our dogs.
Most vets are like mechanics or plumbers. If a pipe is leaky, plumbers will stop the leak, but not necessarily fix the root cause, which is why it broke in the first place. Veterinary medicine works the same way. Symptoms are treated and not healed.
And the fuel, in this case is a powerful combination of of ultra processed kibble, too many vaccines and too much medication.
This is a problem because our animals are getting sicker and not healthier. The same argument could be made for humans, but that is a separate blog post on perhaps a separate website entirely.
This killer combo of too many vaccines and kibble is responsible for common diseases such as allergies, autoimmune disease, cancer, diabetes and obesity in our dogs.
According to Dr. Nick Thompson, DVM, "65% of dogs in the UK and USA are overweight or obese" and "The British Small Animal Veterinary Association now defines obesity as a disease. They state that obese animals are not only more expensive to keep through their lifetime but can die up to two years before similarly aged trim buddies" (Read more here).
Further, according to a 2019 report completed by Banfield, a subsidiary of the behemoth, MARs Inc., just over half of the dogs that those hospitals in 2019 were considered overweight, which they define as 10%-20% more than their ideal body weight. "51% of the more than 1.9 million adult dogs seen at Banfield classified as overweight" and is directly linked to "endocrinopathies, metabolic abnormalities, cardiovascular disease, and functional alterations, such as joint disorders and decrease immune function" (Read more here).
Basically, if your dog is overweight, they are way more likely to get sick. Period.
There is absolutely a correlation between the kibble that is consumed and the rate of illness. There is no way that by-product meal and carbohydrates used in most kibble is healthier than a species appropriate diet, which is meat, vegetables and fruit. The more a dog eats kibble, they sicker they will become over time.
According to this article the carb content of most kibble coupled with the high temperature used to mass produce it is a recipe for chronic sickness. Unfortunately, since most kibble uses grains, which are carbs that turn to sugar, but also contain anti-nutrients found in lentils, peas, corn and wheat that are linked to pancreatitis, leaky gut, diabetes, obesity and much more."
Just because your vet "says so," does not mean you need or should trust whatever they have to say because the veterinary industry is in the business of keeping animals alive, not curing them or keeping them healthy. Vet schools are funded by the dog food guy, the dog food guy is also owned by the vaccine guy and the vaccine guy makes the laws on what makes what legal and what is approved. The dog food guy is also friends with the vet board guy because the vet board guy is funded by the vaccine guy.
If you take your dog to the vet for whatever sickness and they don't ask about diet, vaccines and lifestyle, you have a drug dealer and not a professional who can help you heal your animal.
Instead of looking at what we put inside of our dogs, the vet biz prescribes more and more medication to create wealth and not health. After all, a healthy patient is no longer a paying customer.