Here are four questions I would ask a veterinarian for a “holistic test”:
1 — Do you agree with the AVMA & AAHA and tell pet owners that feeding their cats (obligate carnivores) and dogs (carnivores) a balanced, enzyme-rich raw meat diet is very dangerous and a bad idea?
2–Do you recommend/sell brands of pet foods such as Hill’s Prescription Diet, Science Diet, Purina Veterinary Diet, Iams Veterinary Formula, Eukanuba Veterinary Diet, Royal Canin Veterinary Care Nutrition, Royal Canin Veterinary Therapeutic Formulas or any pet foods containing grains?
3–Do you recommend using powerful drugs such as steroids, NASAIDs, antibiotics, corticosteroids, etc. as a first form of treatment without looking at ALL other alternatives?
4–Do you recommend annual/frequent vaccinations?
If the answer to any of the above questions is yes, politely say “thank you for your time”, quickly hang up and phone another veterinarian.