The following items represent some of The Dog Food Advisor’s most frequently asked questions about prescription dog foods.
Why don’t you review prescription dog foods?
Due to their intentional therapeutic designs, we do not review prescription dog foods.
That’s because to treat certain health conditions — like kidney or liver disease — some veterinary products have been intentionally designed to reduce the meat protein content of a recipe.
Since we shamelessly favor dog foods rich in meat, it would be inappropriate for us to assign a star rating to such meat-restricted prescription food products.
What about the claims of efficacy made by the manufacturer or a prescribing veterinarian?
Our reports have nothing to do with the ability of any dog food to effectively treat or cure a specific health condition.
Should prescription dog foods be exempt from scrutiny?
Although we respect the right of every veterinary professional to prescribe what would be in the best interest of each patient, we still believe every consumer has the right to question the quality and content of these products.
Pet owners should expect at least the same level of quality and value afforded any other pet food purchase — no matter how they’re dispensed.
Can you recommend a dog food I can get from a pet food store that’s designed to treat a specific health problem?
Unfortunately, since I’m not a veterinarian, I cannot provide specific medical advice. However, please see our FAQ page for a list of some suggested products for specific condition you may wish to discuss with your vet.