I have just been told that I cant comment on another forum because the moderator has had 20 years in the vet industry. Therefore he is the sole expert.
This was in regards to a question about quarantine about to drop its days from 30 to ten but the boorishness of the moderator has me question a lot about him and previous vet experiences I have had and been told about.
I have a great vet now, and one that shows emotion for my dog, not just a 'clinical detached pay as you enter their franchise' kind of behaviour.
I have walked dogs for owners who were advised to chain their dogs up, when the dogs were barking and when they tried to dig out, then the vets gave several of my clients anti anxiety drugs. Basically brought the dogs one step closer to be unnecessarily put down.
NONE of these vets advised daily walks or nutrition options.
Did you know that dogs and cats are carnivores. Most people are willing to accept scientific classification of cats as exclusive carnivores and some people argue that does are optional carnivores. If the cat classification is true, and it is widely accepted - then why do most vets sell pellets that have at most 20% meat in them on their shelves? Do you see where I am doubting that they always work in the best interest of the dogs and cats, and a lot of time its financial pressure.
I guess on my current personal and client experience, I see that the vet industry is going the way of the GP industry. Medicate at all cost, and feed your carnivore wheat. There is not behavioural recommendations for most of them, and even the common daily exercise option is rarely considered.
To be told by someone that I cant comment on quarantine rules, because they have vet experiences is farcical if they are one of the vets I have just discussed. I have engineering and marketing degrees, but I don't suppress people based on a piece of paper. There are many medical research papers released on dog and cat diseases each year that are available for anyone to read, and there is a fair chance that at the scientific level that these are written at (often complex medical, gene research level) that many practising vets would struggle with the terminology. NO I am not a vet, and I value their surgeon skills. However bedside manner and their ability to provide basic advice on pet behaviour seems to be lacking a lot of time in this part of the world.
Am I alone in this view?