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#301305 - 12/03/13 12:29 PM Re: Is Your Veterinarian Being Honest w/You--ABC News [Re: MaxaLisa]
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Received this in the mail yesterday:



You know, I do think that dental issues are important and do not think that they should be minimized. Jazz came here at 6 months with more teeth stains than she has now - thank goodness I've been able to turn that around. I haven't been able to start her on raw bones for teeth cleaning because of her gut issues.

BUT, the fine print here of course is that their exam, understandably is under anesthesia (some holistic places have anesthesia free), and of course "vaccinations have to be up to date". What does that even mean? I suspect the vet makes the call, but this place does put a big OverDue after all Jazz's vaccines on the receipt after each and every visit, so I also expect the norm is annual vaccination.
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#302093 - 12/10/13 10:13 AM Re: Is Your Veterinarian Being Honest w/You--ABC News [Re: Kris L. Christin]
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Originally Posted By: Kris L. Christin
Maybe your vet can get the Titerchek kit (see below).


Here's the link for the 15 minute in-house titer tests for distemper and parvo: TiterChek Synbiotics
http://www.synbiotics.com/Products/CompanionAnimals/Canine/TiterCHEK-CDV-CPV-Distemper.html

From an article entitled, Ask Your Vet for TiterChek by Rhonad L. Rundle, 07/31/02 The Wall Street Journal
"Michael Dutton, a veterinarian and owner of Weare Animal Hospital in Weare, N.H., says the new TiterChek can help him and his clients determine which pets need a booster. ...... Dr. Dutton says he is charging clients $30 for the new in-office TiterChek test. That's less than half his $64 charge for the lab tests, which take 10 days and require mailing specimens overnight in ice packs. "

VACCICHECK http://biogal.co.il/vaccicheck-2/ : Here's the link to Dr. Schultz's Summary Results on his testing of VacciCheck for the USDA http://biogal.co.il/experts/

Thank you! Looks like the TiterCHEK comes as a kit of 16 tests, even more than the 12 in the VacciCheck kit. My vet says she doesn't have the demand for it. It's also up to vets to create the demand, I would think. Sigh.
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#302167 - 12/10/13 07:33 PM Re: Is Your Veterinarian Being Honest w/You--ABC News [Re: shepnterrier]
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Originally Posted By: shepnterrier
.... My vet says she doesn't have the demand for it. It's also up to vets to create the demand, I would think. Sigh.

Exactly. They could easily educate clients, instead of doing the hard sell on vaccinations....
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#304794 - 01/02/14 04:13 AM Re: Is Your Veterinarian Being Honest w/You--ABC News [Re: MaxaLisa]
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Great blog post on offering incentives for increasing the amount of Rx Pet food that is sold. I do think that it's a conflict of interest for vets to participate in programs like this, and thus unethical: http://truthaboutpetfood2.com/is-this-ethical





Edited by MaxaLisa (01/02/14 05:00 AM)
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#310915 - 03/15/14 07:35 PM Re: Is Your Veterinarian Being Honest w/You--ABC News [Re: MaxaLisa]
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Annual dental cleanings under anesthesia....at what age might the anesthesia start affecting their brains?

After my dad woke up from a surgery and could not walk well, due to sudden progression of parkinson's, I chalked it all up to his chemo. The surgeon said the progression was most likely the anesthesia.

This study shows a significant risk in the elderly for dementia after anesthesia. These things may not be considered in the veterinary community...
http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/261319.php
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