Archive for July, 2011
Dr. Yin is a veterinary behaviorist. I attended some of her lectures at Western States and was very impressed. I will be posting some of her training videos for clients to check out.
My technician gave me a great article about the Internet and Veterinary medicine. In this modern era people have become very Internet savvy and search the Internet for info from everything from cars to home improvements. So it is not surprising to me when people come in and show me a piece of paper from the Internet with what they think their pet’s diagnosis is or what they learned about pet food and how bad it is. I love the fact that people and so proactive and doing their homework. I think an educated client is the best. The patient gets better treatment and we see more compliance with giving medication. I urge people to be careful not all Internet sites are the same. Most of the sites that people go to for information are site that want them to buy something. I recomend you avoid them and be skeptical of what they have to say. They usually direct the person to another site where they recommend they buy something. One of the worst are the sites that compare different dog foods and then offer their suggestions of what the pet should eat. The best web sites for information are those that are owned or sponsored by veterinary schools.
One site I suggest to people is: veterinarypartners.com, a site that has educational information on diseases, medicine, pregnancy and other data.
Another site I often urge people to check out if they have indoor cats is from Ohio State Veterinary School.http://indoorpet.osu.edu/
www.avsabonline.org , www.dogwise.com, www.dogstardaily.com – Behavior Web Sites
www.petsandparasites.org- sites about keeping your family safe from parasites
www.doggonesafe.com- bite prevention
These sites will offer you some great trustworthy information. I hope you will enjoy them.