The righteous care for the needs of their animals,
but the kindest acts of the wicked are cruel.
As many of you know, I have had a HORRIBLE experience w/vets… that being said, I NOW have an amazing vet. First of all she owns a bulldog, which I think helps tremendously… and when I first started going there I noticed several bulldogs in the clinic. I DO believe it's important to understand the needs of bulldogs as a breed, it's also SUPER important to listen to your PATIENT (and in our case patients parents). Most dog owners bring their dogs in, pay, and then leave… whereas WE go in there fully informed (especially because of EBN) on our dog's issues. My vet actually listens to what I have to say, and we have an actual discussion and many times she will agree w/me on a treatment or an option. I also LOVE the fact that she will call/text me to see how Wallygator is doing after a surgery. I have her personal cell phone number on my phone in case of emergencies… you have NO idea how much I LOVE her!!! Lol
"What we once enjoyed and deeply loved, we can never lose, for all that we love deeply becomes a part of us." Helen Keller
RIP Wellie, Bella, Winston & Roxie
It's a little frustrating that so many of us face the same issues with our vets.
Mine i found online as a good bulldog-knowing doctor. He seems to be and i trust him, but like so many of you say, not thorough. I feel like when i bring up, "Well people i know (i won't say bulldog fanatics i found on the internet ) who have bulldogs have had xyz happen, and this worked for them....," I usually feel pretty shrugged off. Not so much by him, but definitely his wife.
We haven't had much of anything serious happen yet, but i don't feel he was given a specific diagnosis or treatment because of an association with his breed, by anyone in the practice. I could be wrong haha, but i think so far we've been lucky that he's seen as an individual pup.