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Why is my vet pushing Royal Canin

On all the online dog food ratings TOTW is well above Royal Canin. So why did she give me a smug look when i told her i fed my doberman TOTW.

TOTW i feel is perfect to me. He loves it. Shiny coat. I can ship it on que for 43$ from amazon. What else is there?
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I also use TOTW Pacific Stream for my dogs. I previously fed my dogs Acana, but seemed to be a little too rich for them, so we switched to TOTW and have been feeding that to my fur babies for a little over a year now.
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May be all the recalls Diamond has had over the years. They had a massive recall 2-3 years ago. I don't care for it, but to each their own. Most veterinarians don't know much about foods either. It isn't something they teach in vet school.

If she's selling RC, she's making money on it. They make money on any food they sell.

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Likely because royal canin is sold in the vet clinic? Of course they would promote their own product.
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They also sponsor a lot of the nutrition education in vet school. Smaller, better quality companies just can't compete with them. They don't have the money to spend on employees to send to vet schools all over to push their products on students. Nor do they have the money to spend setting up booths at shows or sponsoring campaigning dogs. They spend their money where it counts, on the actual food.
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Much of the time, the only nutrition education that vets get is from whichever company sponsors their programs - many vets do not know better unless they do research on their own.

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Most likely gets a kick back from the company feed what your dog does well on a lot of vets feed Science Diet some of the specialty food may be good but regular food not so much.
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You know your dog so feed him whatever he does well on and what you feel comfortable with.

My dog was weaned and fed Royal Canin before I get her.. I changed her food pretty soon after because while she was doing fine on it I wasn't comfortable with the ingredient list

My vet stocks this food and others I am not keen on but has never attempted to belittle me or push me into feeding it, which is nice.
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