The Extended Pet Consult

The Extended Pet Consult

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A lot of material has been written about pet care and the human-animal bond. We have been taking care of our pets better and better every year. The author, Dr. Hector Carbonell, wanted to write something that celebrates the unique bond he has with his clients, as they mutually take care of the star of the office visit: the pet. This book is about things that you and your veterinarian might discuss if time was not a factor. He wishes that optimum care can be delivered, and a friendly relationship cultivated in the exam room and beyond, without economics imposing its limits. It tackles concerns such as how to find a hospital that meets your expectations, how to save money on prescriptions, DYI skills, and other common ideas. A chapter called qIt is Darkest Before Dawnq also delves deep into questions you might have but were afraid to ask; such as cranky employees, animal abuse, internet pharmacies, high prices, hospital staff drug problems, compassion fatigue, and others. You owe it to your pet to protect his health and welfare. All proceeds from this book will benefit humane societies, animal shelters, and other charitable causes. CONTENTS Dedication Introduction a€c The Extended Office Visit a€c The Storyteller a€c Disclaimer Part One: THE DOCTOR IS IN Welcome to the consultation that has no time limit. 1. Choosing a Veterinarian The hospital tour What is important to you? 2. Your Pet and You Choosing a pet Dog and cat breeds The normal pet Age comparison to humans 3. At the Veta€™s: The Office Visit 4. Client Communications Part Two: PERFECT PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT The more a client is involved in their peta€™s health care, the better. If you are ready to learn more about anything from the simplest to the most complex ideas and procedures, then read this chapter and work with your veterinary staff. Get down on the ground or lift your pets on top of the table and get totally a€œhands-on.a€ 5. DIY: Do It Yourself How To Do A Physical Examination On Your Pet At Home Rinse Well and Repeat Brushing and Bathing Basics Home Made Remedies 6. Services and Products Areas of the hospital Dentistry - Wellness - Vaccinations Boarding and Grooming The Emergency Clinic Specialists Pet food Pharmaceuticals / prescriptions OTC 7. Nutrition Food Facts The Obesity Epidemic and the 50% Threshold Commercial Pet Food Part Three: MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE Got questions that you were always afraid to ask? It is time to remove the veil of secrecy and get shed light into some intriguing issues. We need to try to solve some vexing problems for everyonea€™s benefit before they get even worse. 8. Economics: Dog Dollars and Cat Cents Insurance and payment systems Veterinary student debt Veterinary business Retail 9. It Is Darkest Before Dawn Animal abuse or just plain neglect Hoarding Benign neglect and hospice Quacks and charlatans 10. Legalese Malpractice Miscommunication Reporting abuse Love thy neighbor 11. Pharmacy: The Current Controversy Online and retails pharmacies Time for a major overhaul Part Four: TRANSCENDENCE Taking care of pets goes beyond healthcare. We were able to make a difference in the community just by carrying on with our daily business. Our staff and clients make this world safer for pets and their people. Even human lives were saved. 13. The Sunset Paradigm Hospice Euthanasia Accidents 14. The Lighter Side High Tech Future for our Pets Stewardship and the Ripple Effect Why I keep coming back to work Memorable pets, clients, and friends So, you want to be a vet? Acknowledgements GlossaryWhat a Veterinarian Will Do If We Had All the Time in the World Hector Carbonell, DVM. Chapter 4. ... You might be missing out on a valuable service if you are not getting regular messages from your healthcare provider including your vet.

Title:The Extended Pet Consult
Author: Hector Carbonell, DVM
Publisher:Hector Carbonell, DVM - 2013-12-08

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