Sunday, November 24, 2013

Veterinarians Routinely Rip-Off

The ABC TV show 20/20 has finally gotten around to telling consumers what this blog has said for years: Veterinarians are rip-off factories where dog owners are routinely sold medically unnecessary procedures, some of which are actually bad for the dog

One of the most common, expensive, and dangerous procedures heaped on customers at veterinary offices are dental cleanings involving anesthesia and "cleaning" by people who, in fact, have almost no training whatsoever.

Another routine add-on are vaccines that are not needed at all, other than rabies, after the first year's round of puppy shots. Veterinarian Marty Becker notes that annual teeth cleaning are not necessary, and that the AVMA and American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) recommends vaccines only every three years, but he leaves off the fact that the AAHA and AVMA is actually run by the vaccine industry (see here) and that their protocols are also a fraud.  AAHA is not only funded by the vaccine makers, it actually sells veterinarians vaccines and other medicines directly through its MarketLink web site, which means it is fully incentivized to perpetuate the lie that dogs need to be routinely vaccinated.  In fact, after that that fist year's round of shots, your dogs do not need a distemper vaccine ever again.

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