Message Number: YG2700 | New FHL Archives Search
Date: 2001-04-18 12:41:00 UTC
Subject: Informed Clients was Re: [Ferret-Health-list] Digest Number

In a message dated 04/18/01 6:57:51 AM Eastern Daylight Time, writes:

<< Also, I have a question specifically for the vets, unrelated to the
above situation with Azrael: Do you appreciate when your clients do
research about their sick animals, and make suggestions to you, or is
it more of a case of "a little knowledge is a dangerous thing"?

Personally, I think it's great - the more my clients know, the better, IMO.
There have been many cases, however, of misinformation, so I'm always careful
to check on what my clients really mean when they say something or other, and
also to explain why I might or might not agree with the information.

With regards to Azrael, it's very possible that the medication and supportive
care will help - she may have an undiagnosed parasitic infection, or perhaps

Dr. Ruth
Save lives - spay or neuter your pet.