- Just like with people doctors (MDs), practicing licence and experience does not mean that your veterinarian will
- enquire of and identify all relevant symptoms
- relate them to your dog's lifestyle history and medical history and all past treatments!
- perform the right examinations
- correctly identify the cause of any ailment
- and then prescribe the most appropriate treatment
- or oppose treatment and suggest rest instead!
- Because, veterinarians run a business - you see that outright when you look at their dog "food" sales shelves...
- A physician and selling stuff! The world has gone awry, thanks to the immense lobbying power of the pet "food" industry.
- And because vets run a business is why from an ordinary vet you never hear the final option above: "oppose treatment and suggest rest instead!" - which brings no CASH.
- Also note that every veterinarian is inundated with samples, trial agreements, and turnover incentives from pharma industry, pet "food" industry, and research institutes - which often are funded by the prior two!
- The above alone fully explains on its own:
- why X-rays etc are done so frequently - the equipment need to be paid for!
- why antibiotics and anti-inflammatories are administered so frequently - it's way easier and quicker than identifying the cause and the most appropriate treatment of an ailment!
- and why medicaments in general are prescribed so frequently - they pay perks, while alternative natural treatments pay nothing.
- In addition, the required CPD (Continous Professional Development) is little more than ticking boxes what articles have been read.
- There just isn't enough time in a physician's daily practice to learn of all medical developments, not even to study in detail the ones relevant to the physician's work!
Can you give back a bit today?