Working with Veterinarians

Veterinary Cock-Ups: On Vets, Competence, Attention, Trust, and Misdiagnoses: Cookie’s Lumpectomy–The Unpublished Bit

Veterinary Cock-Ups: On Vets, Competence, Attention, Trust, and Misdiagnoses: Cookie’s Lumpectomy–The Unpublished Bit

What do you do when a veterinarian diagnoses a lump that doesn’t exist and misses one that is actually there? Veterinary cock-ups happen. There are poor outcomes due to things one cannot predict, there are mistakes, and then there is just not paying attention. When I wrote the article about Cookie’s lumpectomy, I left out some stuff because it was…

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Veterinary Medical Records: Access to Your Dog’s Medical Information–To Whom Do Your Dog’s Records Belong?

Veterinary Medical Records: Access to Your Dog’s Medical Information–To Whom Do Your Dog’s Records Belong?

Do you have a hard time acquiring your dog’s labs and appointment notes? Or does your vet provide you a copy of everything readily? Online veterinary medical records Jasmine’s vet keeps web-based medical records. Online records are the best thing since sliced bread. I really loved having the constant full access to all medical information and discussions. Anything. Any time.…

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Symptomatic Treatment in Dogs: Would I Ever Treat a Symptom?

Symptomatic Treatment in Dogs: Would I Ever Treat a Symptom?

Symptomatic treatment is not an uncommon approach. Treating based on symptoms can offer two benefits. sometimes the body just needs a little help to heal itself how your dog responds to treatment might offer helpful insight into finding a diagnosis don’t underestimate the benefit of removing your dog’s immediate pain or discomfort On the other hand, long-term symptomatic treatment isn’t…

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