The very first person who tried to shame me about food was a vet.
"You're not actually using food from a grocery store are you??!!" (Aghast).
Then tried to sell me prescription diet.
Here's the message I want you guys to hear about that encounter.
I never went back.
How do pet owners tell the difference between that alternative pushed at me and the ones suggested here. That day I felt like I must be a rotten mommy. But you tell me that if I had followed what the doctor said, I'd be doing just as bad for my pet. It's a huge conundrum, and some understanding of that is important. You want people to believe what you say, your education. But why should they when it comes at them from so many directions.
I choose to go to vets that are tolerant and accepting of my choices. Period. I choose to accept advice from people who don't make me feel like a bad person for what I've done for years.
I have a science and medical background too and I have a hard time with understanding some of the claims on various websites people have posted on here....