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Old 10-10-2010, 04:16 PM
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Any one use one? My pups are due for their annuals and I really am nervous about a confrontation with my current vet. I really want to take a more homeopathic approach to treating my pups. Last time I went they lectured me on how bad a Raw diet is for my dogs. Ive been using this vet for 9 yrs when our maltese came to live with us. I definitely dont want him to have anymore vaccinations! and Im not sure what their reaction would be if I asked them to do titers My vet is considered "affordable"...which they are....but Im thinking its not worth it anymore.

There are 2 holistic vets within a 20 mile radius of where we live. Im just nervous about making the switch
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I would love a holistic vet!! There's few and far between here!! If it wasn't for my insurance policy stating I have to vaccinate yearly I'd have titters done
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I would love to find a 'good' holistic vet, I am planning on using a homeopath (but long distance) to treat my golden retrievers vaccinosis, but just have to save up the money. We have a holistic vet near us but her place smells so bad every time I've been there, I haven't wanted to visit her as a vet, that and she doesn't believe in ANY type of medication for arthritic dogs which totally breaks my heart.
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My chi Rico just had his 2nd year check-up and I asked my regular vet to do titers for distemper and parvo instead of the vaccines. He said "ok". The test came back that Rico was still protected, so no vaccines necessary!! I would just ask your vet and take it from there.
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Old 10-10-2010, 04:54 PM
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Default Try a holistic approach first

Dahlia has been under a holistic vets care since 9 weeks old.
He was very high tech as she was spayed using laser.
He would approach any issue using natural remedys.
Rather then give Dahlia pain meds he bathed her laser
incision with some herbal bath.She also had 4 canines pulled
and only showed discomfort for 24 hrs.She had no other pain meds
or stitches.
If you have a holistic vet I would try them first.They are more
willing to find other solutions other then manufactured drugs.
Also they give a minimum of vacinations needed and work with you.
That doesnt mean they dont use them,they just go natural first.
Sadly our vet wasnt even there when we took Dahlia in last
friday for her shots.He sold the practice and didnt contact his clients.
So I may have lost our holistic vet.I liked his methods.

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We use one for Riley. Of course, she only had a wellness check up so far so I'm not really sure about it.
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Well, if you're wanting to keep the low cost just tell them the way it's going to be! LOL These are your dogs & you have done your own research & that is that. I'm wanting to try a new vet & I'm also a bit nervous about how they're going to react to my pups diet & the care I prefer but I've heard they were good & respect peoples decisions. I guess we'll see because we're taking Maya in shortly.

I dunno...I like the idea of a holistic vet but I like the idea of a cheap vet too. If I was you I'd just explain to your vet (if they give you a hard time) that you've done your research & you are firm & comfortable with the decisions you've made regarding YOUR pets. But if the price isn't much different--maybe try out the holistic vet? I dunno but good luck with your decision!
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I would love something like that for my pups, and my kids. Under Medicaid they get what they get, so I relate to those of you with doggy insurance restrictions. If you have the chance to go to a holistic vet, go for it!
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