Why Do Veterinarians Push Kibble Pet Food?

Large corporations run and control the message with marketing and lobbying. Pet food is no exception.

Why Do Veterinarians Push Kibble Pet Food?

I would like to first start off by saying this article is not intended to bash veterinarians. The majority of veterinarians are salt of the earth individuals wanting to do right by your furry friend. Instead, this article highlights what happens when “capitalism” becomes corrupted by corporations who have endless funds to manipulate our system for their financial gain at the detriment of our pets health.

A veterinarian knows more than anyone that dogs and cats are carnivores. They went to school for years to learn about animal science. So, why will a veterinarian denounce a raw food diet for your pet and push kibble instead? They are beholden to big kibble and it’s not their fault. Greedy corporations have failed them.

Who is big kibble? All the manufacturers that make crappy dog food that is sitting on the shelf at pet stores or your local grocer. Let’s look at why veterinarians are loyal to big kibble.

Big Kibble Pays For Scholarships

Big kibble gets them while they are young, impressionable, and just starting to form opinions in life. They get their brand and products in front of students.

Why are so many veterinarians so faithful to big kibble? They pay out millions of dollars every year in scholarships. Big kibble sponsors events, scholarships, and conventions for veterinarians. They use their marketing dollars wisely and invest in the people that will push their products for the next 30-40 years.

These companies are smart. They put their brand in front of these students early at FFA events and offer money for tuition. This builds trust and loyalty. Not only with the up and coming veterinarian, but their families as well. The big kibble brand name is branded into their psyche, and they never forget it.

Big Kibble Pays for All Research

Most scientific research today is funded by large corporations who control the outcome of these so-called “studies”. The reason for this is universities that don’t have as much funding are chosen to complete the studies. These universities need this funding and are reliant on it, so they can keep playing in the lab.

The findings of these studies are cherry-picked by the large corporation so they get the exact results they are looking for. The university doesn’t rock the boat because they know someone else will be selected to complete the next study if they don’t comply. We humans can create whatever reality we need to justify our actions.

Most studies completed today are absolute garbage, bought and paid for by large corporations or groups trying to sell a product or enforce their message.

Why Is Kibble Dog & Cat Food So Crappy?

Because it is full of all the stuff that dogs and cats don't eat naturally. Corn, soy, grains, rice, vegetables, you name it. These are cheap commodity fillers that add weight to the bag. Your dog or cat will poop out most of this stuff.

When is the last time you saw a dog raid a vegetable garden?

But that same dog will kill a squirrel, deer, rabbit, or chicken in a heartbeat. Why? That is the natural diet of a dog.

The same goes for cats. Our cats go outside and kill rats, birds, and even snakes. Why? They want to eat them.

It's not rocket science.

Vegetables are Filler For Dogs & Cats

Where does it say that dogs and cats need vegetables?

Vegetables are the main filler in these premium dog food options you see online. Yes, these options may be better than standard kibble, but you are better off just buying some raw chicken legs or turkey necks from your local grocer. Dogs and cats don’t eat vegetables.

Just because an animal CAN eat something, doesn’t mean they SHOULD.

Pets Are More Sick Today Than Ever

Screenshot Credit: Keto Pet Sanctuary
Screenshot Credit: Keto Pet Sanctuary

Pets are so sick today that we now have Cancer Institutes and Keto Pet Sanctuaries for pets. This was unheard of fifty years ago. The Keto Pet Sanctuary seems to be having great success with putting dogs on a low carb diet. They even link out to Visionary Pet Food which sells low carb kibble food. We feed our dogs raw food, but it can be a lot of work. A good kibble would be much easier to feed if it used quality ingredients.

I am not affiliated in any way with the Keto Pet Sanctuary, but it seems like they are doing good work.

Real Meat Diet Means Less Poop

Humans and pets in the United States poop like crazy. Why? We eat too much filler. There is so much extra bulk in our foods that is not needed.

Shoving extra bulk down your throat only taxes your system. The same goes for your pets. Putting your pet on a raw food diet will make them poop less. The reason for this is meat, organs, and bone are the most digestible ingredients a dog can eat.

Raw Bones are Not The Same as Cooked Bones

You will hear many vets say not to feed your animal cooked bones because they can splinter in the gut. This makes sense, and it’s probably wise to only feed raw bones. A dog in the wild has no way of starting a fire and cooking their bones. Giving them their meal in the raw form is always better.

Veterinarians Can Get In Trouble

Go easy on your vet. They are good people taking good care of your pet. They went into a good field and all they want to do is build a great practice and retire one day on a piece of land. Many don’t know any better. The system has failed us, not your veterinarian.

Veterinarians want to avoid getting in trouble. Big kibble has so much power and lobby in the United States. If a veterinarian goes off the reservation and doesn't toe the line, they could get their license pulled. They could get called before an advisory board because they gave advice that wasn't approved by the “blah blah pet blah blah veterinarian association”.

I once listened to an interview where a veterinarian recommended a raw dog foot diet to all his patients. The reason he recommended it was because he was seeing jaw-dropping results in the dogs and cats he was treating.

This veterinarian would not give out his name on the podcast. He feared the board that holds his veterinarian license would come after him because the advice wasn’t approved by them.

I can tell you why it wasn’t approved by them. Big kibble pays their bills. Follow that money trail and see where it leads you. I bet it leads you right to the front door of Acme Kibble.

Pets Are Second Class Citizens

You might be asking. Why do we feed our pets this crap?

Because pets are second class citizens in our world. They do get treated much better today than they did in the past.

These second class citizens are the ones that give unconditionally. Maybe putting a little more thought into what we are feeding them won’t hurt.


I don’t recommend any kibble food. No matter how expensive it is. If you are paying for premium kibble food, you are most likely getting ripped off. You can feed your pet real raw food for less money and prevent many of the modern-day health issues found in pets. Do your furry little friend a favor and feed them a raw food diet.