Team handout: 8 questions you should be able to answer about the food you recommend

Team handout: 8 questions you should be able to answer about the food you recommend

Hint: You’ll have to look beyond the label.
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Jan 30, 2017
By dvm360.com staff

Click on the image to download a printable handout.“Pet food labels tell us very little about both product safety and product quality,” says CVC educator Martha Cline, DVM, DACVN.

According to Dr. Cline, this information gap prompted the World Small Animal Veterinary Association (WSAVA) and American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) to develop a list of questions for pet food manufacturers that go beyond the label to give veterinary professionals in-depth insight into the companies and their products.

“The veterinary team plays a vital role in helping pet owners make informed decisions,” WSAVA says. If a manufacturer cannot or will not answer the questions in this handout, you may want to think twice about recommending its product to your clients.