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post #1 of 42 (permalink) Old 08-29-2012, 10:49 PM Thread Starter
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Internet rumors that vets hate

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post #2 of 42 (permalink) Old 08-29-2012, 11:37 PM
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On the flip side...they should give equal time to "Myths that Vets Perpetuate" like:

  1. Dry food is good for teeth
  2. Raw food is bad for your pet
  3. Canned food is bad for your pet
  4. Science Diet is great food
  5. It's OK for CRF cats to eat prescription dry food
  6. etc.


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On the flip side...they should give equal time to "Myths that Vets Perpetuate" like:

  1. Dry food is good for teeth
  2. Raw food is bad for your pet
  3. Canned food is bad for your pet
  4. Science Diet is great food
  5. It's OK for CRF cats to eat prescription dry food
  6. etc.
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I'm torn. My dad's a dr. and my mom's a DNP, so I sympathize with the fact that people that don't have required background use unsubstantiated or substandard sources and consider themselves "expert" in a given field.

On the flip side, I recognize that individuals have a more vested interest in themselves (and, by extension) their pets than drs, nurses, and vets do. So often serious illness masks as something dismiss-able, or it takes a long time for science to catch up to anecdote. Lobbying and bribing are rampant in both fields too.

Kudos to this vet for staying away from the stuff of flame-wars though. It seems unfair to take issue with her for something she (deliberately, I'll bet) didn't touch with a ten foot pole.
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On the flip side...they should give equal time to "Myths that Vets Perpetuate" like:

  1. Dry food is good for teeth
  2. Raw food is bad for your pet
  3. Canned food is bad for your pet
  4. Science Diet is great food
  5. It's OK for CRF cats to eat prescription dry food
  6. etc.
Don't forget about vaccinations

- your pet much have yearly boosters, vaccinations or it will get sick and die *eye roll*

And

- Anytime there's anything wrong put them on a crappy prescription diet and all will be fixed
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Might I add "Oh itís OK to declaw a cat because we use lasers"!

How about "your cat tested positive for felv from a snap test. We need to euthanize your cat or kitten today". No information about doing another test to find out whether they truly have felv and are shedding the virus thus the positive result or if it is just a result from a vaccination.

Iím sorry but isnít it a vets job to educate their clients so they can properly take care of their cats. Boo whooo people were on the web trying to find information. God Bless them for caring is how I feel. There are a lot of vets (which Ive dealt with) with use outdated information and are mainly dog vets and know little about cats.

What annoys me is how I have to educate vets about feral cats or suggest alternative plans to treat a cat problem. Or the vets which donít listen to what has already been done in the treatment and want you to do it yet again. Yes we did the entire round of antibiotic is there another type of antibiotic we could try?? Hissssssss

Think of all the people who came to this site and were helped when their vets didnt have a clue.
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On the flip side...they should give equal time to "Myths that Vets Perpetuate" like:

  1. Dry food is good for teeth
  2. Raw food is bad for your pet
  3. Canned food is bad for your pet
  4. Science Diet is great food
  5. It's OK for CRF cats to eat prescription dry food
  6. etc.
Double, triple like!!!

The vet at my area will hospitalise all cats. For a mere diarrhea, a stay can cost S$700+, paw injury cost S$500+, flu + fungus cost S$400+. Can you imagine the no. of strays most cat feeders feed? Think we can go bankrupt esp when strays are exposed to the many nasty things out in the streets including cat fight. Beside paying for good quality food, we have to pay high exorbitant medical fee, neutering fee etc. If only vet can charge a little lesser for strays, otherwise cant help but to look for home remedy cure.
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The article didn't say anything about what you guys are complaining about.
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Don't forget about vaccinations

- your pet much have yearly boosters, vaccinations or it will get sick and die *eye roll*

And

- Anytime there's anything wrong put them on a crappy prescription diet and all will be fixed

Thats why I go to holistic vet for my guys!! We test their titers and only vaccinate when the titers are low enough for them to actually get sick.
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post #10 of 42 (permalink) Old 08-31-2012, 05:47 AM
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The article didn't say anything about what you guys are complaining about.
This is the internet! We can complain about other things too! XD

Besides, I think we're rolling off of what Doodlebug brought up - that vets perpetuate plenty of myths of their own, no internet needed. ;}


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