If you were me, what would you do?

October 15, 2010 by · 3 Comments 

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If you could ask your vet anything about the care of your dog what would you ask?

Would you want to know how your vet takes care of his/her dog?

In many situations, I am asked if this were your dog what would you do? That question brings up ethical concerns as well as attachment concerns – but in many cases it is a valid question. If you were me what would you do?

So I am asking YOU – what do you want to know about how I care for my dogs?

Anything is game – vaccinations, feeding, exercise, training, whatever you can think of. What would you like to know?

Reply in the comments and we can discuss it. If your comment is good it may get put into the book that I am writing on this subject.

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About Dr Daniel Beatty
An Infopreneur with a Veterinary Medicine degree.

  • Penelope

    Do you feed your dogs any ‘table’ food?

  • My dog, a German Shepard, has a discharge from his right ear. It stinks to “high heaven”. I have washed it out many times. But it just gets worse. Is there something I gave get that would help with this?
    Sam @ drsjw@bellsouth.net

  • Sam – Your dog needs to see a vet. An ear swab needs to be taken and looked at under a microscope to see if there is a bacterial infection or a yeast infection or both. Also there may be a growth in the horizontal canal that you can not see without the use of an otoscope.

    I can not ethically or even intelligently offer you something to treat the ear without first knowing what is wrong with the ear. If you continue on with the way you are treating it you can make things much much worse. You need to take your dog to the vet and a good one – one that will actually take a look and see what is going on with the ear not just say “oh yeah its an ear infection” and just give you medication.

    -Dr. Dan