In the very economically practical world, we live in, one might come across many vets that are financially motivated and morally corrupt. There is no doubt that people who choose to pursue a career in veterinary do so with good intentions and love for animals, however only a few manage to maintain this compassion throughout the course of their career.
People no longer trust a vet just because they walked into their office to find a framed diploma hanging on their walls. One must observe what they do, how they treat the animals and grow to trust and respect the vet before trusting the clinic with your puppy.
Here are a few things to look for in a trustworthy vet:
Avoid vets that end up simply writing you a prescription to suppress the ailment. Such behavior only indicates the lack of care for the wellbeing of your pet, as they aim to serve through customers one after the other to grow the revenue. Look for a doctor who asks about your dog’s daily life and tries to find the cause of the illness or the problem. Questions show care and a desire to cure the problem by the root, not just temporarily to keep you visiting.
Be sure to check the hygiene of the clinic and how often they clean any tools used, beds others dogs laid on and the gloves they operated with on other patients. Take a look around the place to make sure your vet stores vaccines safely in the fridge, and how well the clinic generally looks like. How a clinic looks like tells a lot about the person working in it, how much they care to spend for the comfort of their patients and their well-being. Perhaps even indulge yourself in a discussion with another dog parent and ask them about the vet and their personal experience with it.
Finding a vet that shares the safe life views and values as you do is very important. If you are an all-natural type of person, and you visit a vet who strictly follows their textbooks by the word, chances are you won’t feel comfortable relying on them. Don’t just settle for the nearest place you can go to – while it may be convenient in saving time, it will cost you a lot of stress when you don’t get the answers you seek about your pet’s condition.
Another crucial task dog parents should do is to keep themselves up to date with everything related to the health of their pets. Do your research as to the newest methods discovered to curing ailments, the latest viruses spreading and everything in between. While you might want to depend on your vet to be keeping up with the latest technology, studies, and information, it’s safest to look everything up yourself just in case. Remember that sometimes, people put money before beneficial care, and that’s why you might end up giving your little pup medicine that temporarily stops the problem, but doesn’t completely cure it.
Always question what your vet suggests you do about the condition of your pet. While they can’t sway you with laws to give certain vaccines or medication, their words can be very persuasive. See if your vet is willing to sit down and answer all the questions that pop in your head about your dog. They should encourage you to ask and be generous with information about the topic you are discussing. If you feel rushed, or notice the doctor starting to develop an attitude towards you, take it as a red flag sign and find someone who cares enough to take the time helping you understand the situation. The best way to prevent further infections and diseases is to make sure that dog parents have enough knowledge about everything necessary, and that’s exactly what your vet should want.
Every day and every situation occurring is an opportunity for every person to learn something new. It’s simply a matter of how receptive a person is to information, their ability to put other activities on the side for awhile in order to obtain information that could potentially help their pets and aid them in providing better care.Your vet should treat you as an equal and converse with you in an open manner that enriches your knowledge.
People have dealt with many vets and even experienced a few different horrific events regarding their Sibes and the care they were provided. It was reported to us how someone lost and entire litter due to a vet inducing a female one week before she was due. The vet took the decision after listening in on the female’s belly for around 10 seconds. Within that short period of time, the doctor concluded that she was past due and experiencing complications that require a C-section in order to rectify the situation. The vet then put her through a major surgery based on the stethoscope examine, and the results were devastating. The dog ended up losing all of her six puppies because they were induced too early and their lungs hadn’t’ fully developed to carry the air they need to breathe. The lungs are one of the last organs that develop in a puppy while still in the womb. A normal canine pregnancy lasts about two months, and cutting that short time by a week can be fatal. The vet didn’t intentionally kill the puppies then, but due to the lack of actively aiming to provide the best care, their lives have been lost.
This is just one example of an unpleasant experience of many others. If you search the internet, you can find an endless supply of firsthand accounts by dog parents who tell their horrific experiences to help others avoid encountering the same issues.
In conclusion, no one will care for the well being of your dog and value their life enough to be willing to go to enormous lengths for them like you do. People generally care for animals, but they cannot reciprocate the love you feel towards your pet. A veterinarian is nothing more than a profession chose to provide financial stability in a growing market of pet health care. No one should be faulted for such decisions, but as a guardian to your pup, it is crucial for you to realize said fact. One can’t avoid every health care concern in today’s world, but combating a few of them surely does make a world of difference that you and your puppy will come to appreciate.