Q: Is there a difference between pet food sold at the store, versus at my vet?
A: Food available for purchase at your vet are typically therapeutic diets formulated to manage various diseases or to help slow disease progression. These could include diets for kidney disease, thyroid disease, urinary issues, mobility issues, weight control and more. Veterinary diets usually contain more precise nutritional profiles and go through higher quality control standards. Since they are specifically formulated for pets with health conditions, they must be prescribed by your veterinarian.