So, there I am at the vet getting Lexi's second set of puppy shots. It's his first time at the vet, and she's asking me questions.

She approves of the fact that I'm crating him at night. She approves of the fact that I'm not hitting him, yelling at him, or otherwise scaring him when he has an accident.
She approves of the fact that his tail isn't docked. She approves of my method of teaching him not to bite or mouth by having a soft toy available when we play that I can keep offering him instead of my fingers.
She approved of the tethering, once she found out that it was to me, and not say, to a tree outside.
She does not approve of the fact that I'm "getting information off of the internet" (i.e. you guys).
LOL where does she think I'm getting all those ideas she approves of from?
Bizby
She does not approve of the fact that I'm "getting information off of the internet" (i.e. you guys). LOL where does she think I'm getting all those ideas she approves of from?

LOL! books are better than screens you know! I think there are a lot of vets who are afraid of bad medical advice on the 'net, so they discount every piece of information. I can't figure out why - there's a wealth of info avaiable and most people can tell the good from the bad.

Janet B
www.bestfriendsdogobedience.com
LOL! books are better than screens you know! I think there are a lot of vets who are afraid of ... figure out why - there's a wealth of info avaiable and most people can tell the good from the bad.

But the bad information tends to be *so* bad, and while I agree that most people here are savvy enough to be able to sort things through, it's also the case that there are still people out there getting suckered by the Nigerian spam.

I don't tell my vet where my questions come from unless they ask. I usually go with something along the lines of "Somebody told me that yadda yadda yadda, what do you think?" rather than "I read on the internet that ... " I tried that latter once and I won't do it again.
BTW, I've consistently found that the most reliable source of completely wacko information is the dog park.

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"bizby40" (Email Removed) said in
She does not approve of the fact that I'm "getting information off of the internet" (i.e. you guys).

When Rocky first exhibited epilepsy, I did a lot of research "on the internet". I was up front with my vet, telling him that it was but one source of many. It took him about a year before he realised that filtering good from bad on the internet was much like discriminating good from bad in real life.

Matt. Rocky's a Dog.
LOL! books are better than screens you know! I think there are a lot of vets who are afraid of ... figure out why - there's a wealth of info avaiable and most people can tell the good from the bad.

They get the skewed statistics. The person who writes and gets told to take the dog to the vet isn't very often going to say "Well I wasn't going to come in but they said I should on the internet" But the person who takes bad advice and ends up in an emergency sayd "Well on the internet it said .. so I thought it was safe/would work..." So they don't hear of the good results anywhere near as much as they experience the bad results.

Diane Blackman
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LOL! books are better than screens you know! I think ... and most people can tell the good from the bad.

They get the skewed statistics. The person who writes and gets told to take the dog to the vet isn't ... safe/would work..." So they don't hear of the good results anywhere near as much as they experience the bad results.

Yeah, yeah. I just think it's sort of funny if I'd said, "a friend told me..."
or "I read somewhere that..." they'd just take it at face value and answer the question. But they hear the word "internet" and automatically assume the worst.
Bizby
So, there I am at the vet getting Lexi's second set of puppy shots. It's his first time at the ... internet" (i.e. you guys). LOL where does she think I'm getting all those ideas she approves of from? Bizby

My doctor has a fit if I get information "off the internet", even if I start out with, "The Merck Manual says..." or "The listing for this one in the PDR includes..." or "The Journal of Reproductive Medicine...". Some people just can't handle it that some people can read selectively! Might as well disapprove of getting information from books because the bad ones are in the same stores and libraries as the good ones!
Katrina
She does not approve of the fact that I'm "getting ... think I'm getting all those ideas she approves of from?

LOL! books are better than screens you know! I think there are a lot of vets who are afraid of ... figure out why - there's a wealth of info avaiable and most people can tell the good from the bad.[/nq]I wonder if it is because they mostly hear from the ones who get bad info and don't have the critical thinking skills to figure that out. I mean, if the vet says A and the patient's owner has found that A is reasonable by searching the internet, s/he probably just says "OK!" and that's that. But if the patient's owner found B on the internet and believes that, the vet will hear all about how B is the correct treatment instead of A because of internet this and internet that.

I can imagine starting to really hate the internet if that's the picture I got of it. I think of this because I have to constantly remind myself that the view I get of schools is skewed from my view in the counseling office. There is a whole section of the student body, the majority even, that is doing just great even though 99% of my day is spent with kids with lots of problems. When I start to feel compelled to home school, I make myself go talk to teachers about what they see in their classrooms which contain a more accurate cross-section of the school community.

Paula
"Anyway, other people are weird, but sometimes they have candy, so it's best to try to get along with them." Joe Bay
I got of it. I think of this because I have to constantly remind myself that the view I get ... talk to teachers about what they see in their classrooms which contain a more accurate cross-section of the school community.

My sister is a psychiatric nurse who works with troubled teens. This is an inpatient facility, so she gets the worst of the worst drug addicts, attempted suicides, runaways, and so forth. Seeing the worst of what could happen every day made her pretty scared for her own kids. She said the one thing that kept her perspective was that the baby-sitter down the street was an honor roll public high school student with her head screwed on straight.
Bizby