Ug! I hear you one this one!!! Last week, when we were in getting Rook's stitches out from his neuter I got the same lecture... from the vet! Needless to say I'm on the hunt for a new vet.
ps Gio is very handsome and obviously very happy. How dare those jealous people give you a hard time for giving such a sweet boy a good life in a home where he is loved!