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    I love the 3 lady vets in our office, they are great. One of them has a bully named Benchley, and she brings him to work everyday. There are two younger woman, and one older one. The younger ones are more open to suggestions, and are always willing to listen to you, they always err on the side of caution, and won't give all their needles at the same time, but will do them individually, plus she tells me to give then Benadryl an hour before they come in to get their shots. She will always tell me when I can use over the counter products instead of trying to sell me more expensive products from her office the older vet has over 24 years of surgery experience, and she did an awesome job on Blossoms cherry eyes, and spay surgery, and Dozers neuter surgery.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Libra926 View Post
    I actually Love my vet. She loves Vegas...she has his magazine and several of his cards. She emails him (uh...ME) and often calls checking on him. She knows her stuff too. I asked her about coconut oil....she told me she always gets asked about it and she doesn't recommend it. She said...it's an oil and it's solid at room temperature. Guess what happens when you soften it up and feed it to your dog? It hardens up...IN their arteries. (I had already bought a huge thing from Costco!!) She HATES Trifexis. And...if something is wrong with Vegas or O that I can diagnose....she will call a Rx into my pharmacy. If I can't answer her questions (like this last ear infection) she asks to see him and gives me what I need.


    That's very interesting about the coconut oil. I don't use it, I use salmon oil, but almost bought that same big *** jar at Costco! My only question is, canine internal temp is 99-102, not room temp. So does it stay melted?

    I got a food dehydrator for Xmas, which is about 100 F, I may have to test this out!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Libra926 View Post
    I actually Love my vet. She loves Vegas...she has his magazine and several of his cards. She emails him (uh...ME) and often calls checking on him. She knows her stuff too. I asked her about coconut oil....she told me she always gets asked about it and she doesn't recommend it. She said...it's an oil and it's solid at room temperature. Guess what happens when you soften it up and feed it to your dog? It hardens up...IN their arteries. (I had already bought a huge thing from Costco!!) She HATES Trifexis. And...if something is wrong with Vegas or O that I can diagnose....she will call a Rx into my pharmacy. If I can't answer her questions (like this last ear infection) she asks to see him and gives me what I need.
    Sounds like a great Vet but I disagree about Coconut Oil solidifying in the arteries.
    Not at that internal body temperature, I'll research this as I've never heard of this
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    Quote Originally Posted by Libra926 View Post
    I actually Love my vet. She loves Vegas...she has his magazine and several of his cards. She emails him (uh...ME) and often calls checking on him. She knows her stuff too. I asked her about coconut oil....she told me she always gets asked about it and she doesn't recommend it. She said...it's an oil and it's solid at room temperature. Guess what happens when you soften it up and feed it to your dog? It hardens up...IN their arteries. (I had already bought a huge thing from Costco!!) She HATES Trifexis. And...if something is wrong with Vegas or O that I can diagnose....she will call a Rx into my pharmacy. If I can't answer her questions (like this last ear infection) she asks to see him and gives me what I need.
    OOOOH!!!! I WANT THAT COCONUT OIL! I don't have a Cosco membership. Coconut oil is expensive at the grocery.

    It is silly to think that because coconut oil hardens that it would be sitting in your or your dog's arteries... There's such a thing called DIGESTION. Fats don't just pass right through the stomach and into the arteries without a chemical change happening. Bile liquifies the fat and pancreatic juices further breaks it down into fatty acids and cholesterol. It's not your can of coconut oil anymore once it hits your arteries!

    I use coconut oil to cook with. Yes, coconut oil is high in saturated fat more so than, say vegetable oil. But, the human body can metabolize coconut oil much more efficiently than vegetable oil because vegetable oil goes through an unnatural chemicalized process for extraction. Coconut oil, like olive oil, is extracted by pressing. But, the amount of sugar/carbs intake the human body gets messes with its proper metabolization of fat because the human body metabolizes the carbs for energy first before using fats, so with the amount of sugar/carbs found in today's average American diet, even coconut oil can be hazardous to your health. Proper balance is key.

    Dogs can't metabolize plants, including coconuts, efficiently at all, so fats from plant matter is not good. But, fats from an animal - just fine. (If you notice, animal fat is not liquid. When you cook animal fat, it liquifies then it hardens when it cools. Doesn't matter at all.) Dogs can metabolize animal fat very efficiently. Salmon fat is only necessary because the animals we buy from groceries (or the ones raised with human consumption quality and put into dog food) are not eating natural food. This makes them have skewed omega 3 to 6 ratios. Salmon is naturally opposite in omega 3 to 6 ratio as farm raised land animals so it balances that out. If you find grass-fed beef and free-range chickens (eating a mixture of grains and worms/insects), salmon oil wouldn't be needed.

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    As far as my vet. I don't go to him often enough for him to cultivate a dislike to me. I've been averaging less than 2 visits a year with my dogs. He thinks I'm an idiot because I don't give my dogs heartworm meds. But, that goes for everybody, not just my vet... The reptile vet in the same office, though - he loves me. He gets excited when our snakes come in for their yearly visit.

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    Well as most of you know, I'm pretty much DONE w/my vet & the office that he practices in… I like my vet as a person, BUT he's NOT knowledgeable w/bully's, and as far as his bedside manner goes he's an asshole. And of course they are all about their damn meds, ointments, and science diet food!!! Of course now I can add the VOS clinic in Nashville, so that pretty much limits me to who I will take my dogs too. I'm turning into the doggie parent that most vets HATE… LOL

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    I like my vet. He is knowledgeable and good with Brutus. He does listen to everything I ask or suggest. Sometimes he will discuss some of my suggestions or theories and other times he will just smile and nod. He loves Brutus and that is what is important.
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    I like my vet and I think he's ok with me since i spend a ton of money there. I find that more Dr's hate me because my main Dr.- WebMD tell me i'm dying, then my real dr. contradicts WebMd and just tells me I have sinus infections.

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    I've never heard that about coconut oil before, and like Lisa and Carol pointed out the internal body temp would prevent any hardening. I think you would have to feed your bully quite a bit of it for something like that to happen.

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    I'm sure I have left a trail of pissed of vets behind....

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    I work at a medical office, BUT that's not where I get my knowledge from, it's YOU guys!!! I do go armed with info so my vet is very cautious what he says to me, I interrupt or shake my head NO NO NO that's not what EBN says!!! He just let's me get my way with a half wit smile, he has never disagreed with my answers but I am sure I am not on his favorite list.


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    LOL Chumley's dad. Sometimes we just have to let people think what they want. They are our babies and that's all there is to it. We are just so in tune with our babies that nobody can tell me we don't know what's best for them or when there is something wrong.

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