Petition Inquiry into the pet food industry and its relationship with the vet profession
Doctors recommend fresh, minimally processed food to help prevent diet-related diseases, but some members of the veterinary profession have endorsed processed food for pets. Concerns have been raised that some members of the profession have an inappropriate relationship with the pet food industry.
An inquiry should look at the reasons for this disparity and the implications of it. It should also look at the nutrition education that vet students receive. We believe that the health and welfare of pets is best served by foods, such as raw meaty bones, that reflect the full range of nutritional need; not processed food.
MPs were aware of this issue in 2004: https://edm.parliament.uk/early-day-motion/26858
Please investigate and launch an inquiry into this important issue.
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