This might be one of our biggest pet peeves.
We want all pet owners to be the very best pet owners they can be. However, the information you find on the world wide web, might not be as helpful as you think. When it comes to an accurate diagnosis for your pet, there is a lot to take into consideration and it is best to leave this to the professionals.
Anyone can post anything on the internet. This can be helpful if you’re perusing reviews for a shirt online, but you shouldn’t rely on opinions of strangers when caring for your family members, furry or otherwise. Our veterinarians know you, they know your pet and they know your pets' medical history. They’ve been through years of schooling and have years of experience in the field, as well as other professionals in the field to consult with.
Your veterinarian likely has specific websites they can direct you to if you’re interested in more information about a specific condition, concern or symptom. This can save you hours of time spent endlessly scrolling, and fretting, trying to find a cure for Fido’s ills.
We would rather chat with you on the phone, direct you to our website, or schedule an appointment, to get your pet the tailored care they need, than to receive a panicked phone call first thing in the morning because you read an article about something rare and tragic that happened years ago to a pet with an entirely different medical history. It’s as easy to jump to conclusions as it is to click the ‘Search’ button. Let us help you be the best pet owner for your pet!
It’s the same lessons your teachers taught you while you were in school- make sure your sources are credible! We absolutely want you to do your own research to be the best advocate for your pet.
When you want to head straight to Google, take a detour and head to www.onionriveranimalhospital.com instead! Once you’re there, head to our ‘Resources’ tab at the top of the page, and then… go crazy!
At the bottom of the ‘Pet Health Articles’ section, you will see a link for www.veterinarypartner.com , where you can search for specific conditions, species specific and all from credible sources.
The more you know, the better you can advocate for your pet, which is why a lot of veterinary professionals are in this field in the first place. We just want to make sure that your sources are legitimate!