The potential dangers of Pet food conglomerates are buying Vet Clinics...
For the past few years, there has been an alarming trend of processed pet food giants purchasing veterinary clinics. Now many previously independent veterinary facilities have been acquired from these large corporations. Most of the time, instead of focusing on the health of your pets, these new "clinic owners" are focused mainly on generating profits, and not really valuing you, your pets, or the people who work for them.
Not to mention, this practice further increases the already giant problem of veterinary clinics continually pushing low quality processed prescription foods on your pets, which only further perpetuate health problems. Perfect example is the fact that Mars Petcare, the largest manufacturer of pet food owns the largest chain of veterinary hospitals in North America. Like it or not, we are living in an era of monopolization of veterinary healthcare which puts the health and well-being of our beloved pets in danger!
My advice is to look for a small, local independent owned veterinary clinic to bring your babies too. Or better-yet, a holistic veterinarian, for some great natural alternatives to conventional care. :)
Your Holistic Pet Coach,