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post #26 of 27 (permalink) Old 12-20-2013, 08:41 PM
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[QUOTE=Kratty;10800]This Town Hall Topic was suggested by Tom&King.

Veterinary Care[LIST][*]What type of Veterinarian do you use and why? (Traditional, holistic),

Traditional but I am biased toward natural approaches to problems. Our small town vet is traditional and I respect his experience and training in that but push back on occasion.

How often do you take your dog to the vet and why? (routine visits, emergency care)

Annual visits for my own peace of mind. I go if anything seems wrong and I am feeling anxious about it.
[*]Are your dogs on the prescribed vaccination regiment they recommend? Do they get other vaccinations due to your environment surroundings? (Lyme disease, others)

We do minimum vaccinations which puts me at odds a bit with my traditional vet
[*]How do you treat wounds/injuries of your dog?(minor injuries like cuts and scraps) Does the vet do it all or do you do some your self?

I handle anything small myself. Only if I feel "out of my depth" do I go to the vet for jnjuries.

Do you have any type of training in emergency care of animals? Where did you get this training?

I am a mother of four small children. My training is just from experience.
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I work at a vet clinic. Em gets protocol shots. Haven't wormed her very much. She's not into all the garbage that is in a corral with livestock. She was being shown pretty extensively and with all that is out there, I wasn't going to chance her getting something that I could have prevented with a vaccine. I do routine bloodwork every month on her because of the copper problem she has, and every now and then an xray gets thrown in or a ultrasound.

I will have to stand up for vets. They have a huge education debt to pay off, and those blood machines, digital xray machines don't come cheap nor does the malpractice insurance.

I believe everyone should research. Come in the office knowledgeable and let us help you. We learn a lot from breeders. They know their breed and ALL the problems that go with it. Be an advocate for your pet. And I do argue with the vets I work with. But I do trust them for the most part. And I do bring them DT articles to read all the time.
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