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Conflict of interest? Now you know.
« on: January 01, 2014, 06:13:55 PM »
"RX" pet food manufacturers offering incentives to vets if they sell more of their foods. Now you know.


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Re: Conflict of interest? Now you know.
« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2014, 10:55:34 AM »
That's getting tweeted for sure!
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Re: Conflict of interest? Now you know.
« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2014, 12:08:05 PM »
"RX" pet food manufacturers offering incentives to vets if they sell more of their foods. Now you know.


http://truthaboutpetfood2.com/is-this-ethical

You know, I shouldn't be surprised, and in a way, I'm not, but still . . . jawdrop  bangshead  bangshead  >:(
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Re: Conflict of interest? Now you know.
« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2014, 11:25:14 AM »
The conflict of interest is … vets are given prizes and such for promoting/recommending foods that USUALLY are the CAUSE of the illnesses/conditions that they treat.  It is just wrong.
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Re: Conflict of interest? Now you know.
« Reply #4 on: January 04, 2014, 05:00:31 PM »
Dr. Lisa A Pierson DVM, of www.catinfo.org :

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Sadly, many of my colleagues do, indeed, recommend products made by Hill’s (and Purina) and this is a testament to the fact that most veterinarians are not well-versed in proper feline nutrition and simply defer to companies like Hill’s and Purina whose marketing budgets are huge. These large budgets include substantial sums of money dedicated to sponsoring - including very heavy advertising - our professional meetings and infiltrating veterinary schools to get students ‘married’ to their products.
 
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