Sunday, January 9, 2011


Too funny not to share.  I suspect that far too much of this is true, at least in some practices.


Anonymous said...

As the daughter of a retired large animal vet, I can tell you this is similar what I've seen with some vets in the cities. When I say I will consult w/my father, and they find out my father is also a DVM, the tune changes drastically. EX: Had a 3 y.o. dal with pimple-like bumps along the collar. Vet wanted to send her to the U for ~$1500 worth of tests. I suggested changing back to the previous food and removing the new collar. Vet disagreed, said it was probably "bronzing." I said I'll talk w/my father. Vet asked why would I take advice from him. Told her dad was a vet, and it was then suggested to change back to old food and switch to the old collar. When I asked why she didn't recommend the testing anymore, she said most dog owners want a quick answer and cost isn't a concern, but since I had a preconceived diagnosis, she knew it wasn't worth trying to convince me what was best for my dog. I NEVER went back to her, and she had been recommended by many, and I know a breeder that still uses her. To each their own, I guess. And, the bumps went away after changing her collar. (Cheap leather imitation one... It was so cute though!)

Anonymous said...

Wow! This video kind of hits home (three dog yet....thinking either a dalmation, havanese, or standard poodle). One of my kitties is diabetic and when first diagnosed, he was on perscription food. During the regulation phase, he kept having high glucose numbers...more insulin....more $$$. I did research on my own and found come grain free commercial foods (he won't eat raw) and his glucose numbers are much more stable. i don't consider myself cheap but i look for ways to economize while maintaining a high standard of care. i think the biggest thing for pet owners to take away from your posting of the video is to do your homework and get second opinions!