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Dr. Giulia Salvati

Dr. Giulia Salvati grew up in Brampton, Ontario and developed a passion for animal wellness at a young age. She studied Biomedical Science at the University of Guelph before pursuing Veterinary Medicine at the Ontario Veterinary College. During this time, Dr. Salvati gained special interests in soft tissue surgery, pain management, and pocket pets (rats, hamsters, gerbils). She is Fear-Free Certified and aims to minimize visit-associated stress for all pets.


Veterinary Diets vs Store Bought Diets

Exactly why is Vet food so much more money? And why would I spend that when I can get the same food at the grocery store? Am I getting ripped off?! At $60+ a bag, yes, you would think that you might be getting taken to the cleaners on dog or cat food. Let me de-mystify the cost versus quality question. What you might not realize is that there are some very key differences between the food you buy at your veterinarians vs the foods you buy at the grocery or pet stores. We don’t sell theirs, and they CAN’T  sell ours for some key reasons. Veterinary food is formulated to treat a specific condition; think of it as medicine. Typically, a veterinarian would need to prescribe this nutrition for the treatment of a specific disease or condition. Hence the brand “Prescription Diet”. Store-bought brands are for wellness and prevention, NOT treatment - this is a very important distinction!

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