The pet we discussed pain issues about yesterday brought up an opportunity to discuss an important communication topic. When you have questions about your pet’s care, call your veterinarian.This pet had been off heartworm preventive for over five years. His owner was not concerned about that because, “He’s strictly an inside dog, so it’s unlikely he will have heartworms.”
Actually, that’s not true, but that’s not the point. The point is, if there is a simple question you need to call your pet’s doctor to ask. You can reach your veterinarian and/or his staff any time during office hours. If staff members don’t know the answer to a question they will either get the answer from the doctor or they will ask the doctor to call you back.
More complicated questions may require an office visit and consultation. Your pet is worth taking the time to get accurate, expert information.
There is absolutely no reason to act on misconceptions when you can get the information your pet needs and deserves from someone who has the correct information.
See you tomorrow, Dr. Randolph.