I have posted on this once before, but I believe it bears re-visiting. Lately I have had quite a few readers asking for advice on their personal pet’s problem. These are folks who have been doing an internet search about their pet’s problem and accidentally arrived at my spot here. I’m glad that they feel they have been helped enough by my information to ask for my opinion. The thing is, I’m still limited to giving general advice and information; I still haven’t perfected the psychic abilities that would allow me reach out and get in touch with the problem over the ether.
This is a particularly difficult situation when I am asked to second-guess the doctor who is actually seeing the pet. Chances are, he has some information about the case that I don’t have. My goal would be to actually help the client and the pet’s regular doctor by opening a common ground for communication about the situation.
If you’re reading this, you know that when you search the internet, you can find that your search expression will yield an awful lot of results. It’s difficult to know which one to trust when they are in conflict. What is it that makes a reliable site? If I wanted to put up a site that says the Pope has three illegitimate children and won’t pay alimony, I could do it. It would be utter rubbish, but you could "find it on the internet". I can tell you that there many doctors who dread nothing more than "…I’ve been researching this on the internet." People who are perfectly reasonable and intelligent in other respects will bring in a print-out that just makes no sense whatever and wave it about like a talisman.
I’m happy to answer your questions as best that I can. If I’m not as specific as you would like me to be, at least you’ll have something that’s a discussion point for you and your pet’s doctor, and I don’t think it will make him/her crazy. That is a positive point. So keep reading, and keep those emails coming.