Can someone explain to me, in words that my simple mind can understand….
You take your dog to the vet for a regular wellness check. He gives your dog a physical and suggests a blood draw to view the over all wellness of your dog. You consent, blood is drawn, and the results come back. Some values aren’t exactly within the range of normal, but they’re pretty close and your vet tells you there’s nothing to worry about. Your dog passes his wellness check and the angels sing. You wrote on your intake form that your dog is fed a commercial dog food.
You home-make your dog food, and indicate as much on your intake form. You run the same blood tests as would be done in a ‘regular’ wellness screen, but request the addition of other values to be tested as well. Your results come back, and every single value falls within normal range. Even your sporadic elevated eosinophils are within normal range. Rather than receive the same passing grade on the wellness check, you are warned that continued feeding of a home made diet is a recipe for disaster (the word ‘recipe’ was used), even though the vet has never even asked what it is you feed your dogs. That this was the 3rd blood draw, the 3rd showing gold stars across the board, irrelevant. This was the first time the vet saw the dog, but he was made aware of the results of the prior blood tests, and their results at the original consultation.
What am I missing here?