Most Vets Do Not Care About Your Dog
Let me start off by saying that this article is intended to educate the public about the immorality of a veterinarian. I am sure most people who enter a veterinarian school do have good intentions and care about animals’ wellbeing. But, throughout the years of my career as a dog trainer and behavior modification specialist, I have heard many horror stories from my clients about how their vet has let them down.
It’s important that everyone keeps their professional opinion in the field where they have spent the majority of their education and continue focusing on that one subject. In this case, I would like our vets to stick to their medical opinions and stop giving people dog behavioral advice.
The typical veterinarian student does not spend a lot of time learning about dog behavior and psychology. You will be surprised to know they only take 4 hours on dog behavior and training! At least a Petco and PetSmart clicker trainer (also not real trainers) knows more about dog training than a vet does.
Some veterinarians have advanced their degrees in vet behavior specialist but, this does not mean that they know it all when it comes to dog behavior. Just because they hold a degree in animal behavior does not mean that they are the best in the field. There is more to dog behavior than being able to memorize a textbook. One must have a natural ability and a gift to become a successful dog behavior specialist. Proof of success is more valuable than a degree.
In today’s world, everything is about political correctness. The same concept applies when it comes to dog training schools. They would rather teach their students useless and false information about animals because it is the most comfortable method and avoids making anyone upset. No one cares about getting results anymore! Dog training schools and veterinarian schools fail to teach their students the importance of pack structure and leadership, and that is why they all fail at dog training.
I have many clients who trained their dogs with a veterinarian behavior specialist and spent hundreds of dollars. In the end, there were no results. After finally calling me, we were able to fix their dog’s misbehavior.
Before I became a certified dog trainer I used to work at a doggy daycare. I had a clear duty check list; feed, clean, water, and give medications to sick dogs. Come to find out, there were not many dogs who were ill or in need of medication there. I was told by our daycare dog owners to give tranquilizers to at least 20 different dogs every day. When I asked why, the answer shocked me! They told me that one dog would bark excessively, the other would jump the fence, and another would whine. Therefore, the vet found the solution in a bottle of tranquilizers. A TOTAL CRIMINAL ACT!
Most vets do not tell you that training your dog will get rid of %99.9 of all your dog’s behavior problems . Instead, they tell you that your dog has a very rare genetic, psychological problem but the chances of that are %1 or less! They would rather prescribe you a bottle of tranquilizers and keep you as a client that has to come back for more on a regular basis. Meanwhile, they are collecting your money and leave your dog with lifelong side effects from these medications.
Now, let’s talk about your dog’s nutrition. Most vets will brag about their favorite, vet-recommended formula that is amazing for your dog. Some of this highly-recommended food are Hill’s Science Diet, Royal Canine, and Eukanuba, some of which are on recall. You can also read their ingredient list for yourself and count all the meat by-product, sugar, potato, wheat, canola oil, soybean oil, brewers rice, vegetable oil, and beet that are inexpensive ingredients with no nutritional value, considered poisonous to your dog. Furthermore, the minerals listed in these foods are not chelated and wasted in the stool.
You will be shocked when you learn that more than 36% of the vet-recommended dog food bags consist of carbohydrates – something that your dog doesn’t need at all. By looking at the ingredient list, you will see that the vet-recommended dog food companies love to use carbohydrates as their dominant source of nutrition because it is much cheaper than meat, has a longer shelf life, and is essential to the kibble making process.
So, why do vets prescribe such crappy food? The reasoning is that the majority of additional training that vets receive is sponsored and provided by the dog food and drug companies. In return, your vet agrees to promote their products at any cost and your dog will pay for it in the long run! It is a vicious cycle of a corrupt system.
You can visit this dog food advisory site and read the ingredients listed in every dog food. This site provides honest, detailed information and reviews about your favorite dog food brand. https://www.dogfoodadvisor.com/
With all due respect, there are many good vets out there who started their profession in order to help and care for animals. Dr. Richard Macky (the Baker Bristol Pet Hospital in Costa Mesa, CA) is an excellent example of an honest and educated professional.
Another example of an amazing veterinarian is Dr. Steven Craft (The Centennial Animal Hospital in Corona, CA). He is truly knowledgeable at what he does and wants only the best for your dog. Unlike others, Dr. Craft is not in the business for your wallet, but only for your dog’s health and well-being.