December 12, 2011

What to Do Before the Annual Vet Visit

What does a pet owner do before taking your dog or cat to the vet for an annual visit? Our friend, Jan Rasmusen has published a helpful reference so that you know before you go. Here's a hint: the devil is in the details.

Do you have a knowledgeable vet? Has your vet informed you of the potential health risks of the rabies vaccine?  Has your vet told you about the legal requirements?  Or explained about the possibility of a medical exemption for your health compromised dog? If not, why?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The simple truth is that most vets don't care if they're not keeping current with research findings, updated vaccination protocols, informed consent, etc. The very Society that claims to be an organization for Veterinary Medical Ethics and is comprised largely of DVMs, actually covertly DISCOURAGES their members from discourse on over vaccination and engages in efforrts to silence opposing viewpoints amongst their fellow members. And this is a group supposedly dedicated to encouraging ethical behavior within the profession. Vets haven proven they are incapable of policing themselves, and currently laws do nothing more than slap them on the wrist. It'll take a change in our laws to bring vets under control. To those GOOD vets out there, please keep up the fight for what you know is the truth!