Your vet may be your closest ally when it comes to keeping your dog healthy and safe. But just as some veterinarians are more competent and competent than others, so are some veterinarians. The best veterinarians are the partners in caring for your dog, not the demigods to listen to. And the best veterinarian sacramento will be the first to tell you:
1) Most veterinarians are generals and lack the specialist training necessary to perform surgery or treat cancer and other serious diseases.
Vets, like doctors, will give you their best guesses when your dog has a complicated problem, but it’s up to you to see that their education, certification and experience is right for the job at hand. A qualified expert can offer completely different treatment options and have the special equipment necessary to achieve optimal results. Good veterinarians will suggest, not discourage, second opinions.
2) Most veterinarians have little experience in dental care.
Teeth cleaning is often carried out by veterinarians and not by the veterinarians themselves. The best veterinarians make sure that they and their technicians have received thorough practical training and will have specially trained veterinarians or an anaesthesiologist to monitor the anaesthesia.
3) Companies producing pet food have an impact on dietary recommendations.
Veterinarians, like doctors, learn relatively little about nutrition at school. What veterinarians learn can be strongly influenced by the pet food industry. The best veterinarians study and experiment on their own. Those who had no idea about the benefits of fresh and minimally processed pet food may not be aware of this. The best veterinarians have asked themselves: if the highly processed food is bad for humans, how can it be good for dogs?
4) Most vets’ bills can be avoided.
Victims of intestinal poisoning, accidental poisoning, car accidents, falls and predator attacks can fill the veterinary lounge. Heart fractures (and large bills) also result from diseases detected too late. The best veterinarians will educate you about common accidents and early warning signs of cancer, diabetes and other serious diseases. They will encourage annual screening and blood tests (twice a year for older dogs).
5) You are likely to have been over-vaccinated.
The best immunologists and virtually all North American veterinary schools have recently changed their vaccination recommendations. There is no longer one size to suit everyone! Many common vaccines have been found to be unnecessary for most dogs. Vaccination against many diseases at once can be just as harmful as vaccination with even one injection for a sick or immunologically impaired dog. Improper vaccination can cause autoimmune dysfunction, allergies, cancer, damage to organs and even death.
6) Your dog may pass through the operation, but will not survive convalescence.
In many practices, there are too few trained assistants to watch your dog wake up from anaesthesia during the first postoperative night. Many people don’t have anyone to give advice after hours after the dog’s return home. You may not have the time and resources to provide optimal care through convalescence and rehabilitation. The best veterinarians want all factors to be taken into account when deciding on treatment options and doctors.
7) Treatment can be worse than illness.
Surgical or pharmaceutical interventions to “repair” the disease may have common side effects that may be mentioned but not highlighted. Natural methods that are equally effective and their side effects are equally effective and harmless to health may be available, although the veterinarian may not be familiar with them. The best veterinarians encourage the examination of alternative methods prior to surgery.