I have decided since being on this site that vets are very uninformed with regard to nutrition. There are only a handful of vets compared to the total number of vets that accept raw or possible alternatives to the standard popular dog foods and their favorite--Science Diet. My personal opinion is because they make money from these particular dog food companies, especially Science Diet--or get give-aways. By all means, use him for medical purposes, but I hope you are allowed to agree to disagree with him concerning your pets' nutrition. I studied dog foods at the beggining of this year IN DETAIL and tried 3 or 4 5-star foods with Lulu before coming to and coming back to Ziwi Peak. I know from personal experience Lulu has never been healthier and it shows in her coat and bowel movements. I have had our cat on Ziwi Peak for 2 1/2 months and I wouldn't feed her anything else. She is healthy and her fur is beautiful! Finally, I took an empty bag of ZP to my vet to make him familiar with it, and he was very impressed. That is a vet's opinion--they can all have different opinions. Maybe you could take an empty bag to your vet for him to make himself familiar with. He may be impressed. I wouldn't try to tell him to go to the website--they are not going to take the time. One last thought (After my last finally), Ziwi Peak is a dehydrated raw, not the actual raw. Even though I understand what other say about a dog's digestive system being able to handle the bacteria in raw food it is possible that the bacteria in real raw and dehydrated raw may be different-not a different bacteria but a different amount, as well as, kibble is also known to have bacteria that is passed through the dog or passed to a human that handles it.
Sorry for the long posts, but I hope this helps you to be happy with the food choice, but remain happy with your vet.