March 14, 2009 12:18am CST
Did you ever take your dog to the vet just to find out that what your already know is wrong with your pet is what is wrong. The Vet....He gets paid alot of money to "guess" what is wrong with your dog. If you go to your doctor he asks you what your symptoms are and then he decides what's wrong with you. The vet on the other hand, looks at the dog for something obvious and if he can't find anything then he just takes a guess. Most times I already know what's wrong with my pet before I even see the vet. Of course I wouldn't be able to treat the dog without the vet's medical knowledge and the pills he gives you, but I do still think he's pretty much guessing.
14 Mar 09
i know what do you mean. three weeks ago, i sterilized my dog, but not at a veterinarian in my town, in a different city. the veterian in that different city has a modern cabinet, and he is very good. when i took the dog to a chek up in my town, the veterian commented that the operation in not well made, and other things. i want to tell you that the dog is feeling very well, and the operation is fine. so, there are good vets and bad vets.
14 Mar 09
I agree with Eden, the test results are not guessing. Also a vet doesn't go to school to be a guesser. They are trained to diagnosis. I am not into going to the vet to get pills for my dog when she has an ailment. I have decided to employ a homeopathic veterinarian who also does Chinese medicine for my dog. I will sometimes call the traditional vet office to get advice if there is a problem and take it from there. I can choose what is best for my dog in way of homeopathic medicine but sometimes need the vet to advise dosage and frequency since it is a small dog or rather dog in general. There have been times when something has come up with the dog and I called the vet. Often times the receptionist can advice me or in some cases relieve my worry confirming that something I was thinking isn't the case at all, lessening the worry and need for my dog to see the vet. I also research a lot online. I am not one to go to the doctor myself unless I am really really sick. As for my dog, she must be in pain or acting very unusual before I will rush her in to see the vet. having basic first aid and a mom who is a nurse helps a great deal. I have never taken my Dog to the vet and have experienced the diagnosis as a guess.
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14 Mar 09
Vets aren't guessing any more often than a doctor is guessing. Just like your doctor relies more on tests & his/her own findings than on your statements so does your vet. If you say you're seeing xyz symptoms with your pet, your vet then knows that it could be certain illnesses & tests accordingly, it's the results of tests that determine the diagnosis not guessing.