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Vets Run a Business, You Raise a Dog

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Forget the movies and dog channel docus when you see a vet:

Veterinarian reality is so very different!

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  • 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... rolleyes
  • A physician and selling stuff! mrgreen 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!" - it 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 eek
    • 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 eek
    • and why medication in general are prescribed so frequently - they pay perks, while alternative natural treatments pay nothing eek

  • 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.

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