Watch this video to see how unnecessary testing, unnecessary vaccinations, unnecessary surgery, unnecessary specialist foods and overpriced medicines force veterinary bills up. We should not be surprised that veterinarians have a habit of finding ways, which might seem unethical, to make more money. We expect veterinarians to be pillars of society, whiter than white and decent-minded people of high integrity. Some are but the majority are not. They are in business and all businesses do the same.
This video, which was made in Canada, I believe, sums it up. It sums up what we already know but it is nice to see hard confirmation.
What should pet owners do to avoid high and inflated veterinary bills? Well, there is pet insurance (but that also allows vets to charge more). Other than that pet owners should know about the basics of pet health care and question their veterinarian by which I mean challenge him/her especially regarding vaccinations and testing. There is nearly always no need to buy pet food from a vet.
If a vet recommends that I buy cat food from his clinic, I immediately know he is trying to make more money out of me and that he has transmogrified into a salesman. I don’t go to the vet to meet a salesman.
My thanks to Sandy for finding the video and telling me about it.
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